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09:53AM | 02/15/08
Member Since: 04/07/07
42 lifetime posts
I need strips of metal; fairly firm, but bendable without having to use a machine; maybe an inch and a half to two inches wide. The finished item will hang on a wall, and not need to bear any weight.

I have tin snips if needed, but no idea of what to buy and snip.

The word "flashing" comes to mind, but I can't think why.

Any good ideas where/how/what will fit the bill?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!


02:27PM | 02/16/08
Member Since: 11/10/06
138 lifetime posts
Although you fail to mention what kind of metal,

You`ll find choices of metal and sold strips from coils at Home Depot !!


05:47AM | 02/17/08
Member Since: 04/07/07
42 lifetime posts
Thanks much for taking the time to reply, Oddball!

I didn't mention a specific metal because I'm interested in pliability and the two inch width, and don't have a preference for what kind of metal.

Your point is very well taken, and I can see that clarifying no metal preference would certainly be helpful to those who know something about these things, and take the time to help.

You've helped me twice. First with your guidance regarding Home Depot; second with constructing a query.


I'll clarify this in future queries I make.


10:07PM | 07/29/14
Did you ever find metal strips like this because I'm looking for them too!

David, Moderator

11:15PM | 07/29/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
264 lifetime posts
Hi there
Not sure exactly you are looking for.
You can purchase coil stock which is a light weight aluminum used for covering sofit and fascia on homes.
You can cut it easily using a straight edge and a utility knife.
Thanks, I hope this helps


10:41AM | 11/03/17
I too am looking for 1" strips don't care about the metal type would like to nail it around the top of a trunk any suggestions?

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