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where can i find pure copper and zinc strips?

I need several strips of copper and zinc for a science project but its frustratingly hard to find zinc anywhere in the Seattle area. I have already tried the local electronics store and plumbing store. Can you guys suggest anything not outrageously expensive and within an hour driving distance?

argha halder11 months ago
i think you are trying to make a battery type thing.you may use alluminium foil instead of zinc and copper penny or dime or quarter which are made of steel or copper for the battery instead of copper strip.
argha halder11 months ago
i think you are trying to make a battery type thing.you may use alluminium foil instead of zinc and copper penny or dime or quarter which are made of steel or copper for the battery instead of copper strip.
metalfoils1 year ago
You may try to contact cristina@zrindustrial.com to get the strips you want, they can provide various metal foils strips sheets, COPPER FOIL, ZINC FOIL, MAGNESIUM FOIL, ETC.
They have stock for most of metal foils sheets strips , offering from pcs to metric tons, almost every elements of metal foils and rare earth metal foils as well as metalloid foils are available.
You can get zinc strips by cutting a AA batteries used in wall clocks, toys etc. zinc is present below the steel cover . By removing steel cover you can get zinc . for further instructions see this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtZ_vwXy2vg
myakka3 years ago
unitednuclear.com has a large array of metals and other materials
lamedust6 years ago
You should be able to get copper at a home depot and zinc at any art largish store (they use them for lithography i think). -bg
Big Bwana6 years ago
goto a scrap metal dealer, almost every city or town has one, and they will direct you to where to find the metals your looking for, infact they may very well have what you want, and zinc is cheap, but copper thats another story but if your willing to sand off the top layer of corrosion you might find your self a deal ..... Or for zinc you could always melt down a few new pennies....
here one for you i fink not sure tho but does wasing machine have a zinc plate at the back where the belt is. are you trying to make copper plating. i'm looking in to it. copper sheets try ebay. let me know any body of your thorts jay
caitlinsdad6 years ago
You can try a roofing supply or Home Depot. Copper sheet is sold in small rolls used for flashing/waterproofing which can be cut into strips. They might also have the pure zinc strips which is nailed to roofs as an algaecide mold preventer when rain washes particles off of it. If not, can you use the biggest galvanized nails they have which are hot/cold dipped in zinc as a rust preventative for exterior use nails? They sell them as big as railroad spikes.
westfw6 years ago
Try a boating store. Zinc is sometimes used to prevent corrosion of metal hulls. (I don't know that I've see "strips"...) Alternately, take apart a non-alkaline dry-cell battery...
Doctor What6 years ago
You would have to order it online though.