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That's a perfectly fine sentence, but the meaning is different. :-)
"Are you out of steel/wood/those/this?" is a question asking if someone does not have any more of something.
For example, after finding a friend's bathroom lacking, you might ask: "are you out of toilet paper?" Your friend might jokingly reply literally instead of telling you where there's more, though - "do you have any more toilet paper?" is a more direct sentence. More commonly, while making a shopping list, you might ask your roommate: "are we out of vanilla?"
It's a bit harder to think of an example for "are you out of steel", but it could happen at a building supply store or lumber yard.