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where can i get zinc poweder? besides UN? Answered

i am looking to get zinc powder without ordering off united nuclear? anywhere local/get it out of another product

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ostomesto
ostomesto

9 years ago

I will make an instructable showing you how to make it VERY EASILY. I guranetee you have the things to make it. if you dont ill ship you the tools. It will take a little time to make the ible' so do you want me to PM you telling you what to do so you dont have to wait?

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Spotlightman1234
Spotlightman1234

10 years ago

You can make it yourself! here's a link to a video (it's the only video i could find on this subject but it works very well) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7-46-7ZR9E

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tylervitale
tylervitale

10 years ago

 I guess if you were really desperate, you could take zinc metal and just file away...

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Duke Luke
Duke Luke

11 years ago

i know this is a little late, but I have been calling around to find the anode and i noticed that almost all Marine Stores carry them, not hardware stores. just thought that might help

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alexander.m
alexander.m

11 years ago

little will happen with a few seconds of exposure to water and less than 1% of the powder will be made up of ceramic powder so you could do it without water. or better yet use clear glycerin or mineral oil.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

It often turns up on ebay in batches of a few hundred grams.

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alexander.m
alexander.m

11 years ago

You go to a local hardware store and get some zinc anode, they are basically a brick of zinc used to stop metal from rusting in water. Once you get some use a vacuum and a grinder with a ceramic blade to grind it to powder. the powder you get will be mixed with some ceramic powder, you can separate this by using water and a pan then stir it as if you were panning for gold to get the zinc powder. This would seem to be a lot labor but conceder that this will cost about $1 per pound of zinc.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 11 years ago

Zinc reacts with water.