Aluminum Cleaning & Machining Kenosha WI

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Scott's Automotive & Auto Body-Appointment Only
(262) 298-2419
10248 Bristol Rd
Bristol, WI
Promotion
Up to 50% off if you mention that you found us on AutoRepairLocal
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 24 Hours
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : ASE
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Diesel Engine, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle/ATV, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, RV/Bus, Saab, Saturn, Small Engine, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truck, Volkswagen, Volvo

Jay-Bee Collision Repair Center
(262) 657-8028, 001-2004
5419 Washington Road
Kenosha, WI
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Dreyer's Auto Service
(847) 872-2036
3001 Sheridan Road
Zion, IL
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Payment Options
MasterCard, Discover, VISA

Gurnee Tire & Brake
(847) 244-4545
3601 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
24 Hours 7 Days
Payment Options
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, 6 Months Same As Cash,

Gurnee BP
(847) 623-0111
4885 Route 132
Gurnee, IL
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Gas Stations Equipment Repair

I Can Fix This
(815) 507-3830
3852 Swanson ct
Gurnee, IL
Promotion
Oil and Filter change with synthetic blend oil 5w30, 10w30 or 5w20(up to 5 quarts)
$24.49
All taxes and fees included.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Diesel Engine, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle/ATV, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, RV/Bus, Saab, Saturn, Small Engine, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truck, Volkswagen, Volvo

A-1 Auto Body
(262) 637-6153
2040 South Memorial Drive
Racine, WI
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Ernie's Auto Service
(847) 746-5861
2804 Deborah Avenue
Zion, IL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Gurnee Waukegan 24 HR Towing
(847) 249-2003
Waukegan, IL
Services
Locks & Locksmiths, Auto Service & Repair, Towing, Locksmiths' Equipment & Supplies
Hours
24 Hour Service
Products
Locks

Lake County-Forest Preserve
(847) 968-3375, 001-2004
19808 West Grand Avenue
Lindenhurst, IL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Aluminum Cleaning & Machining

Cleaning aluminum creates special challenges for engine builders because of its corrosiveness and soft metal properties.

Doug Kaufman

Steel may still be the big dog when it comes to the content of the world's motor vehicles, but aluminum usage in cars and trucks continues to increase. Fueled by the desire to save weight, time and energy, aluminum is gaining ground with manufacturers of parts and components.

How does the use of aluminum in today's engine components impact today's engine builder/rebuilder? It's certainly not a foreign material but understanding its properties makes good business sense.

Cleaning aluminum creates special challenges for engine builders because of its corrosiveness and soft metal properties. There are several effective ways to clean this non-ferrous metal but there is no magic solution. You will more than likely have to combine several processes to get the kind of clean that you demand. The methods that will work best will depend on the volume of aluminum you're cleaning.

Jet Spray Washers
Today's jet washers have evolved from little more than a dishwasher to a complete cleaning solution. Manufacturers have improved turntables, nozzle systems, pumps and heating systems, and jet spray washers are often the starting point for cleaning aluminum in many shops. The chemical makers have stepped up, too, offering aluminum-safe alkaline soaps.

Some of the keys to remember when cleaning aluminum or any other metal in a jet spray washer is the importance of good heat. Too low a temperature may mean incomplete washing - and wasted electricity. For this reason many manufacturers have incorporated digital thermal controllers to monitor the washer's temperature.

In addition, some new machines have improved spray nozzles to deliver uniform high pressure along the entire nozzle profile.

The manufacturers of jet spray and other aqueous equipment agree that the physical properties of cleaning are the same whether it is aluminum or cast iron. The biggest difference with cleaning aluminum is in the type of chemical you use.

Cleaning aluminum with aqueous requires using a compatible chemical that won't etch or discolor the metal. Aluminum builds an oxide on it and that oxide has to be torn down, chemically with a caustic agent. Most manufacturers offer a variety of chemicals for cleaning aluminum and other metals, so you should always consult your chemical supplier to decide what is best for your shop. The type of chemical you use depends on various factors like how many parts you clean, what equipment you have (and how many units), what type of metals are cleaned primarily and how dirty are the parts.

While aluminum often turns black when exposed to caustic chemicals, this coloration is just oxidation, which can be removed by a de-oxidizer, returning the metal to its attractive uniform aluminum surface.

Some chemical suppliers say a moderate to high pH (around 12 pH) is safe for aluminum and when co...

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