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#90669 - 03/26/06 09:46 AM is Nickel really safe?

Hello everyone,

Being from Canada, i am having a hard time finding any pvc-coated mesh to build cages, i do however have so many reseller of galvanized hardware cloth.. don't panic! i'm not so crazy as to accept this toxic material. My question is this: Has anyone ever given thought on nickel-plating the mesh? I know it can be done as i work in a metal shop. Many parts are nickel-plated(i.e. clips to hang toys with) so i got to wonder about it. I'm going to get quotes tomorrow from the plating manufacture we do business with and will let you know if it is even worth it.
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#90670 - 03/27/06 06:31 PM Re: is Nickel really safe? [Re: ]

Well bad news today, i did reach the plant, and they do not do this kind of job there, instead they recomended another company which i haven't been able to reach today. So far i have learned it is possible to have the galvanised treatment stripped off the mesh, then nickle-plated.

All that is left now is to get a quote on the whole deal or better yet getting my hand on non-galvanized mesh; For those who wonder why i am going to such great length on this topic is because i wish to build custom cage 100% safe for the gliders, easily assembled and best of all, modular. I'll post more info on the 'why' later on as the quotes starts coming in.

#90671 - 04/02/06 10:55 PM Re: is Nickel really safe? [Re: ]

well, i guess it's belly-up for this venture, i can't seem to get any reasonable price quote! Until i find other suppliers, there is nothing bigger than standard cage sizes for me. Thanks for reading on this little project of mine!

#90672 - 04/02/06 11:49 PM Re: is Nickel really safe? [Re: ]
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Have you looked into having your cage powder coated?
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#90673 - 04/03/06 10:27 PM Re: is Nickel really safe? [Re: ]

i have thought about it, and will contact many paintshop in the near future. I had wished to be able to build myself one shiny-clean looking cage before i went to pick up my two furballs, but i will instead wait and buy myself a 'small cage (20x20x48) untill i can find a safe way to build them a good cage.

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#90674 - 04/04/06 12:12 AM Re: is Nickel really safe? [Re: ]
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You should check out this link on cage building.

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