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aluminum

hey, i was just wondering if anybody here knows how to identify aluminum as a metal? i am in the process of making thermite and dont know what aluminum would look like, please help! thanks in advance! :D

Kiteman9 years ago
Feels light for it's size (low density)
Grey in colour
Non-magnetic
Good conductor of heat and electricity
Practically impossible to solder with normal solder.
Fairly easy to bend, softer to cut than equivalent thickness of steel.

Easy sources - kitchen foil, drinks cans, old road signs.
Powdered aluminium can (I think) be bought from paint manufacturers as a pigment.
(I've just looked at http;//www.ebay.co.uk - 500g aluminium powder for £11.99, plus postage, he'll send to the USA).
andy60 (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
thanks :)
ummm if you make and thing very flameable it well disenagreat ( i do it all the time )