Our Stainless Wire Mesh can be fabricated into almost any shape using standard sheet metal techniques. The #4 mesh size is woven from 0.047" diameter Type 304 stainless steel wire with 0.203" openings, resulting in 66% open area. The wires are crimped to stay in position (not welded). We suggest this size for protecting headlights and passenger compartments from fairly heavy objects and debris larger than 0.203" diameter.
To protect against larger objects as well as smaller debris, use a layer of this mesh to back-up a layer of finer mesh, either our Medium Mesh #6 (Part No. 3641-Size) or our Fine Mesh #10 (Part No. 3640-Size).
Wire mesh is available in 24x36 inch, 18x24 inch, and 12x18 inch nominal sizes (actual sizes may be +/- 1/4"). You can cut them smaller with tin snips, or use a wire cutter to cut one wire at a time.
Note: Shipped as flat sheets. This material cannot be folded or rolled into a cylinder without permanently deforming it. The 24x36 inch sheet is the largest size we can supply.