Aluminum Cleaning & Machining Melbourne FL

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Great Technicians Service Center
(321) 473-9228
719 E. Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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

Craftmaster Auto Body at Rosner Chevrolet
(321) 952-0256, 001-2004
800 South Harbor City Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Cassels Garage
(321) 727-2111
55 SW Irwin Avenue
West Melbourne, FL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Blackmon
(321) 674-0217
4570 Babcock St Ne
Palm Bay, FL
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tune Ups, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Transmissions, Cars Service & Repair

Craftmaster Auto Body of Cocoa
(321) 639-3230, 001-2004
230 Rosa L. Jones Drive
Cocoa, FL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Craftmaster Auto Body of Brevard
(321) 723-5259, 001-2004
805 East Hibiscus Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Craftmaster Auto Body of West Melbourne
(321) 725-7450, 001-2004
6933 Vickie Circle
West Melbourne, FL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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All Brevard Collision Repair
(321) 727-2050, 001-2004
2730 Palm Bay Road NE
Palm Bay, FL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Patrick AFB-Auto Hobby Shop
(321) 494-4270, 001-2004
45 FSS/FSCT
514 Falcon Avenue
Patrick AFB, FL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Murphy Cadillac, Inc
(321) 727-2830
174 E Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Maintenance, Paint & Body Work, Tires/Wheels, Transmission, Upholstery, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:00 am-5:30 pm
Tue:7:00 am-5:30 pm
Wed:7:00 am-5:30 pm
Thu:7:00 am-5:30 pm
Fri:7:00 am-5:30 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
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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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