Aluminum Cleaning & Machining Nixa MO

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Austin's Body Shop
(417) 665-1950
2729 W Republic Rd
Springfield, MO
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
Services
Alignments, Body Shops, Detailing, Painting, Rustproofing, Custom Work, Paintless Dent Removal, Personal Watercraft, Pre Purchase Inspections, Welding
Service Types and Repair
Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Glass, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent, Fleet, Post Inspections, RV, Suspension, Towing, Trailer, Wheel and Reconditioning

Maaco - Springfield
(417) 730-9406
1405 W. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Services
Body Shops, Detailing, Painting
Service Types and Repair
Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Glass, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent, Suspension

Reliable Chevrolet (Service Dept.)
(417) 887-5800, 001-2004
3655 South Campbell
Springfield, MO
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Firestone Complete Auto Care
(417) 831-3088
1641 W Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
M-Sa: 7: 00am-7: 00pm
Su: 8: 00am-5: 00pm
Payment Options
Debit Cards, American Express, Checks, MasterCard, Discover, Cash,

City Utilities of Springfield-CVMF
(417) 831-8418, 001-2004
Calhoun Vehicle Maintenance Facility
1321 West Calhoun
Springfield, MO
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Two Men With Wrenches
(417) 929-1681
4220 S State Highway 125
Rogersville, MO
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 : ACDelco, ASE
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Oxygen Sensor, Radiator, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window Motor, Window Regulator, Brakes, Full Service Mechanic, Oil Change
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota

Bob's Automotive
(417) 881-0291
1514 S Enterprise Avenue
Springfield, MO
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Engines Rebuilding Service & Repair

Choate Auto Electric Inc
(417) 883-3469
417 W Cherokee Street
Springfield, MO
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Electrical Systems Service & Repair, Auto Alternators & Starters Service & Repair, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays

All J'S Automotive & Fleet
(417) 862-8881
1908 E Phelps Street
Springfield, MO
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Products
Brakes, Catalytic Converters, Mufflers, Performance Exhaust

D & Sons Auto Repair Service
(417) 866-7071
1437 N National Avenue %23 B
Springfield, MO
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair

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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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