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TINTYPE MATERIAL?
Posted by: deltafour ()
Date: December 13, 2012 02:28PM

Chemicals are ordered! All that's left is a few glassware and Tintype material and the fun will finally begin.

I have been reading the back post and from the conversation McMaster Carr to get cold rolled steel and Kennedy Hardware for real Tin plate

Kennedy Hardware they want 10" x 14" for $3.75 I don't know what the thickness is or if it's a good price.

Past post mentioned 30 guage .010" cold rolled steel and shim stock sheets. Are these the same material just different names for cold rolled steel?

Here's the link

[www.mcmaster.com]

Is the right material under General Purpose Low Carbon steel Type 1018 sheets?

Does McMaster Carr sell Tin? I can't seem to find it or is it called a different name?

Sorry not really a metalologist



Thanks

Carl



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/13/2012 02:36PM by deltafour.

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Re: TINTYPE MATERIAL?
Posted by: Ty G ()
Date: December 13, 2012 03:51PM

I used to buy the stuff from Kennedy. I liked it.
Van Dykes Restorers is also a good source for the sheets.
McCarr does not sell "tin coated" stuff. I used to use their shim, it was ok.
With the electro. tin, be sure to scuff it up good with a rough pad.

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Re: TINTYPE MATERIAL?
Posted by: minieball ()
Date: December 14, 2012 01:51PM

I use the McMaster-Carr shim stock in .007. It comes in package of 5 8" x 12" sheet. Personally never saw the point of buying the tin-coated stuff.

Todd Harrington
Winchester, VA

www.collodianartistry.com

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Re: TINTYPE MATERIAL?
Posted by: deltafour ()
Date: December 14, 2012 02:00PM

Thanks, Todd!

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Re: TINTYPE MATERIAL?
Posted by: profkleindorf ()
Date: December 19, 2012 08:53PM

I have scavanged metal from large gallon cans like the ones used for paint thinner, olive oil etc. Use the shiny side for the working side.

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Re: TINTYPE MATERIAL?
Posted by: J0B00 ()
Date: January 16, 2013 10:57PM

www.piercedtin.com

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Re: TINTYPE MATERIAL?
Posted by: Iancathcart ()
Date: January 16, 2013 11:52PM

John Coffer told me that he uses old cans for tintype material. I think its the same as the material used to make coleman white gas containers. So, profkleindorf would be right.

I

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