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Old 02-22-2008, 07:47 PM
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Source for good quality chrome mesh grille material

Greetings, rodders,

Am working on a custom and need a source for high quality chome wire mesh for a grille. Should be approx 1/2" grid and heavy wire. Look at Jaguars, Bentleys, Kenworths for examples.

thnx, jack vines

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Not sure about chrome, check Mcmaster Car Here
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http://www.mcnichols.com/products/

http://www.mechanicalmetals.com/wiremesh.html

I haven't used either of these companies yet.
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I would suggest stainless steel mesh. I don't know that you will find chromed mesh. Or you might look at perforated metal and have that chromed.

If you think about how mesh is made, it would have to be chromed after weaving as chromed wire would be brittle and not survive the weaving process.

To chrome mesh after weaving will produce a product where the chrome will be thin or dull at the wire intersections, or worse, bridging two wires at their intersections. This will lead to premature rusting.

Get stainless, polish it and remember you can weld it also.
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Stainless Steel wire mesh and wire cloth material

Guys, I know this thread is old, but I am hoping I can help a few people out with this.

If you are looking for a source for stainless steel wire mesh and wire cloth material, look no further than:

http://www.bwire.com/

I searched high and low for this stuff and this was the best quality product that I found at the best price. Before you go looking everywhere else check out Belleville Wire Cloth. Give them a call and they will be able to tell you exactly what mesh you are looking for and can even send you a sample if you need to take a look at one before placing your order.

Good Luck Yall.
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I recently bought some stainless steel perforated sheets
from Amazon. This stuff would be excellect for grill inserts.
There's lots of choices of perf sizes, sheet thickness, etc.

As was stated, SS can be welded, polished, and would look
good in a grill.
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Amazon

Checked Amazon, did not see exactly what I was looking for?

I will stick with the American Manufacturers.
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Automobile Grill Mesh

http://www.twpinc.com/twpinc/control...EQUIRE_AMOUNT=

I believe this is what your looking for. Bob

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Price is a factor

TWP was on the high side of the manufacturers that I talked to. I wouldnt go with them,
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Almost three years later McMaster Carr is still a good option.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/117/392/=cy3l2r
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Mcmaster Carr

Mcmaster is absolutely a great source for everything, and they are reliable and have a good reputation, but when it comes to this screening material, it just seems like they are a bit high when it comes to pricing.

Has anyone else found this to be the case?
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There is a Alro Steel outlet store in my town and they have all kinds of screen in all different size and materials (stainless, galvanized, nickle plate). I buy quite a bit there, and most of what they sell is cut off and odd sizes, and I buy by the pound - sometimes takes a couple trips to find what I need, but cheap and I can see before I buy. Not sure where you are, but a general steel dealer in your area may be a good source.
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