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I made a scale shirt (no sleeves) and wore it at my handfasting actually. I made it a few years back and I *think* it was made using stainless clad aluminum or something like that....

I don't know exactly and TRL doesn't sell the scales anymore....I need to get more to make the shirt longer (I'm slightly bigger than when I made it a few years back I think)...I just want it to look better...

Is there a way to tell what scales I used? Right now the shirt weighs around 30-35lbs....which leads me to think stainless....but it's shiny!!

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some varieties of stainless are not magnetic either,, If you ordered the parts from TRL they may be able to look up your order.

I would possibly undo 30 or so scales and weigh them. this could give you a Scales/pound ratio and you could match them to the scales page on TRL.

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Almost certainly stainless clad aluminium. But as suggested, weigh out a few loose ones and compare. The TRL stainless clad aluminium are magnetic.

How many do you figure you need?

Edited by Arctic TRN

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Yep, definitely Stainless Clad Aluminum. Now the hard part, TRL doesn't have them anymore...

Arctic TRN : I figure I need at least 400-500 scales to make this happen to a length I would be happy with...if I want to end up with short sleeves (which I'm not even sure how I'd do it) I would probably need another 200....

Would the shiny aluminum be a decent match do you think?

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