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Hello, anybody knows where can I buy steel shim sheets? Do you have their site or e-mail?
Thank you very much.
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Go to Machinist supply center. They sell steel shim stock.

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Many hardware stores and auto parts places also sell shim stock.

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Thank you, but I need some site or e-mail, because I am from Argentina.
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I am talking about 0.05 mm steel sheets.
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Thank you very much, do you know which one is better to be used with magnets: low carbon or high carbon?
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High carbon steel is more brittle, but it should attract a magnet. I would think the low carbon version would give you the maximum amount of flexibility of use.

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I got a couple samples from a friend (.007 & .004). It came from MSC. I will ask him if knows if it's low or high carbon. Whatever it is, it works very well with a magnet.
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Great, thank you very much.
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Ekozuch, this stuff is used in any place that does general machine work, or rebuilds gasoline or diesel engines.
You probably have such a shop in your city.
Pretty much any automobile engine parts supply shop would have it in stock as well.

It also shows up in fully stocked hobby shops, as folks like model train builders and model makers use pretty much the same stock as we do for gaffing cards.
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This stuff I have is a blue tempered spring steel. Not sure from the catalog description if it is low or high carbon.

You can probably just contact the company, tell them you want shim steel of a specific thickness (I think your size translates to about.002"), and that a magnet must attract to it. I'm sure they can get you what you want.

If gaffing cards, spring steel may be the best route. It will have the flexibility you would probably want.
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Richard that is hard to say.."they sell steel shim stock" tounge twister. Is this that same stuff that is used in making spring flowers?
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When I need a small piece of shim steel I just use a double-edged razor blade.
The blades can easily be sandwiched between pieces of card. Depends on what you need the shim for. in some places these blades may be hard to find. I went to the local razor shop that I usually associate with electric razors and bought them there.
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I have found suitable steel sheets at Pearl Art Supply. I've also gotten wire which works for shimming small objects like wooden matches. These materials are used for some craft projects. Check an arts and crafts supply store. Be sure to bring a magnet with you to make sure it will work!
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Another place you might check out is Michael's. I'v been gettng little things here and there for various tricks.

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If you just need small pieces how about feeler gauges from an autoparts supply. You get an assortment of thicknesses and should be fairly cheap.
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The easiest place I've found to pick up shim material is at your local hardware store. I have a Home Depot close by and they sell galvanized aluminum flashing. This stuff is 0.0085 inches thick or 0.2 mm. It may be too thick to shim a playing card but it will work for just about anything else. This stuff is cheap and can usually be found in sheets as small as 12 inches square. You can cut it with conventional scissors, but I wouldn't recommend using your wife's best pair as I am sure you will dull them over time.

Make sure the aluminum flashing is galvanized as this is coating is what makes it attracted to magnets. Aluminum itself will not stick to a magnet. An easy way to test this is to bring a magnet with you to the hardware store when you go shopping.

Cheers!

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