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Old 05-18-2022, 10:45 AM
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I've been using 5052 for motorcycle tanks and fenders but have struggle with planishing the welds without cracking. I TIG weld with 5356 filler.

I see the guys that use 3003 often use 1100 filler which I assume planishes down much easier.

Where do you get your 3003 in MN, Twin Cities area? The one local quote I got for a piece 3003 0.063 H14 48x72 inches was over $600. After always using 5052 drops for a fraction of that price I can't bring myself to pay that much but I would like to try some 3003 if I can get a better price than that.
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Old 05-18-2022, 11:20 AM
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Hi Jeff

Contact Dan Pate down in Dennison MN he might have some.

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Old 05-18-2022, 04:39 PM
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600 bucks is absurd. Look elsewhere.
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Old 05-25-2022, 10:00 AM
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Have you tried Alro steel
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Old 05-25-2022, 01:21 PM
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There's these guys in Rogers Mn. 48" X 120" about $344.

https://www.midweststeelsupply.com/s...3aluminumsheet
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Old 05-26-2022, 07:01 AM
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I have used Midwest for alum sheet. They are set up for large orders, they will work with you but be patient.
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Old 05-26-2022, 05:31 PM
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Market price is around what Bob quoted in his post. I just got a sheet of 3003 .063 for $338 through BMG Metals in Virginia.
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Great, thx!
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Erickson Metals is one answer to the question. I got the lead from jhery.

Thanks! They had just what I needed at a good price.
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Default Can you anneal tig welded aluminum to relieve cracking

Wondering if you can anneal a tig welded seam (after welding) it to minimise chances of it cracking during planishing?
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