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    Default .024" aluminum checkerplate source?

    Wondering if anyone knows a local source for .024" aluminium anodized checkerplate? In 4x8 sheets?

    The really thin stuff for cosmetic use... About 1/32" thick

    My usual sources have the usual thicker 1/8" range stuff, But that's too heavy and costly for the application...

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    Also willing to consider other products...

    We've both looked at the vinyls, but haven't found one that looked even close to right...

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    I've never seen checkerplate that thin before. I think the thinnest was 1/16". Even that was just paper that you can very easily bend with your hands. You can find alum that thin; but it wont be checkerplate.
    Would 1/16" not work?

    What is this going to be used for anyway? Id offer some suggestions; but without having any vague idea of what the project is I really cant help.
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    it's a dual request...

    One is a customer request for me- he's got a wayne dalton 6100 door (composite (aka cardboard) back) - that he's already beating up... So wanting something relatively light to face the inside with to give a bit more substance than the paper offers, for those occasional rubs...

    I'm hunting for something - so I can get that similar look in the garage without spending a fortune... Planning to chase down some old basic builder grade cabinets - then skin the doors in it to get the same kind of look... (yes I have a shear/brake)

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    Hmmm... Yeah I think some 1/16 checkerplate would work great for both. Call Calgary Metal. Back when I was doing shear & break work I think they were our supplier, either them or Federal metals. If they dont have it then I can call my old boss and ask, but Im sure both should have it in a variety of sizes.

    I may be mistaken but I dont think you can get alum checker plate any thinner then 1/16 unless its special ordered. Even that stuff is so thin that (like I say) it should work great for both applications.
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    Unfortunately can't put 1/16" on the door - at least not within reason... Adding 130+lbs to the door would overload the rollers, track and cause some fitment issues for springs... Needs to come in closer to 60lbs to make things workable...

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    If you had some pics of what you're doing I can help make some suggestions. Im kind of blind as to what you need here.
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    Industrial Plastics & Paints makes a plastic checker plate that might suit your projects.

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    Look at the inside face of your garage door... Make it checkerplate

    http://www.cutsmetal.net/cogrdipl1.html <- See it exists, the shippings just killer (especially for 4x8 sheets) So wanting to find the equivalent local-ish...

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    Metal supermarket

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    Still waiting on them to get back to me about the 045, they have some 1/16th listed...

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    Try Ryerson, they specialize in Stainless and aluminum alloys, or you can try ASA alloys, I think out of Edmonton, they are the 2 suppliers I use.

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