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Nick the Lemming
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« on: 27 December 2018, 01:28:16 PM »

I'm after some more magnetic sheet and steel paper for basing (one on the bottom of the base, the other in the bottom of the box). I need quite a bit (about 150 40mm square bases worth), preferably with some strength so they don't get thrown around in transit to the club. I can't remember where I got my last load of both from, but I know it was fairly cheap - just a couple of quid per sheet I think. Anyone have any recommendations as to where to get some? It would be shipped to Canada, so hopefully shipping wouldn't be too bad either.

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« Reply #1 on: 27 December 2018, 01:40:31 PM »

Trevor Holland at Magnetic Displays.

http://www.magneticdisplays.co.uk
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« Reply #2 on: 27 December 2018, 02:17:24 PM »

I spoke to Magnetic displays at Partizan and the steel paper is no longer available and has not been for at least a couple of years.

Their supplier in China stopped supplying it and they have been unable to source any more. They now supply Ferrous sheet that is somewhat thicker.

You can still get the steel paper via amazon if you want to pay £5.19 a sheet! I suspect this is someone selling off the last of their stocks
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« Reply #3 on: 27 December 2018, 02:52:24 PM »

Nick, I use this to surface the movement base (the “steel paper” part, although slightly thicker):
https://www.custom-magnets.com/magnet-receptive-rolled-steel-plain.html
Sold by the foot and you need to use your own adhesive. Their shipping costs are a bit high, but fast and reliable.

The magnetic sheets (for the figure bases) I get at Amazon (a variety of suppliers) - one pack at a time using best spot price.
Even if it is self-adhesive, I always roll on extra.

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« Reply #4 on: 27 December 2018, 02:55:11 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: 27 December 2018, 03:29:51 PM »

Nick, I use this to surface the movement base (the “steel paper” part, although slightly thicker):
https://www.custom-magnets.com/magnet-receptive-rolled-steel-plain.html
Sold by the foot and you need to use your own adhesive. Their shipping costs are a bit high, but fast and reliable.


Unfortunately they only sell over the pond  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: 27 December 2018, 04:10:34 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: 27 December 2018, 07:14:36 PM »

Thanks all, will follow up and check prices. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: 10 January 2019, 12:40:35 PM »

I also could not find steel paper.

So I now use a company called abel magnets.

They do very affordable magnetic rubber sheets for lining the trays, and thin metal infused rubber sheet which is perfect for the figure stands, and a triple pack of a4 is like a fiver I seem to remember.
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« Reply #9 on: 10 January 2019, 12:57:34 PM »

snap - I use Abel Magnets https://www.abelmagnets.com

https://www.abelmagnets.com/flexometal-magnet-receptive-sheet for the sheets

They also do 3m and 30m rolls of 1.5mm thick self-adhesive magnetic tape in various widths

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« Reply #10 on: 10 January 2019, 01:56:44 PM »

I've got a few bits from themagnetshop on eBay, only one base made up using it so far but seems decent.
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« Reply #11 on: 02 April 2019, 06:23:31 PM »

Has anybody tried using mild steel sheet (available form builder's suppliers and blacksmiths) with their magnetic storage solution.

I'm interested to know how well it accepts magnets compared to more craft-oriented products.


Thanks for any assistance.
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« Reply #12 on: 02 April 2019, 08:13:58 PM »

LITKO in the US has this:

https://litko.net/search?q=steel%20sheet

I use it and it holds well.  Not as good as a metal sheet, but acceptable.

Then there are these from Walmart:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Non-Stick-13-x-9-x-2-Covered-Cake-Pan-1-Each/14913190



The cover is reversible and they stack well.  I don’t know how many I’ve bought over the years.  Great troop storage for only $4.96 each.  The guys and I regularly raid the local Walmart for them.
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« Reply #13 on: 02 April 2019, 09:32:36 PM »

I use the thin steel from the supply shops.  I will send them to Leon as I haven't figured out how to ad a pic to my post.

I have the jpg but then what?  It doesn't copy between the [img] [img] brackets.
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« Reply #14 on: 02 April 2019, 10:40:33 PM »

I have the same issue with pictures.

I think It's looking for a URL between the '[img]' tags.
I don't curren;ly have a website where I can associate an image with a URL.


Back on subject: Here's the stuff I'm looking at.  0.8mm sheet available in large sizes.

https://www.themetalstore.co.uk/products/0-8mm-thick-mild-steel-sheet


I'm thinking about PVAing it onto the bottom of my pizza boxes.
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