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Ebay ali plate

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by losh1971, May 6, 2019.

  1. losh1971

    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if the eBay ali plate is ok for welding? I need to make a cover for my bike engine the gear at Bunnings is $40 a sheet where as eBay has it for $11 a sheet. My concern is it may contain magnesium which if it does the welder will tell me no way.
     
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    I’ve no idea if it’s good to weld or not but I’m guessing at $11 a sheet it’s probably some Chinese crap aluminium.
    But at $11 a sheet what have you got to lose?
    Buy a sheet and give it a go
     
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    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    All good problem solved. I was put onto a sheet metal dealer. Size piece i need 5 bucks. Lol and Bunnings want 42 and Mitre 10 my trade price 40. No need to go with eBay and dont have to wait four weeks.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    Sounds about right, most retail places are a rip off for that sort of stuff.
     
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