Aluminum Cleaning & Machining Sioux Falls SD

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Auto DOCS
(605) 331-6003
2740 W 7th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Hours
Mon 12: 00 AM-12: 00 AM
Tue 12: 00 AM-12: 00 AM
Wed 12: 00 AM-12: 00 AM

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, VISA, Personal Checks

Exhaust Pros of Sioux Falls
(605) 332-2856
3802 N Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Payment Options
MasterCard, Discover, VISA

Baldwin Supply CO
(605) 977-4561
908 E Amidon Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Electric Motor Parts & Repair, Bearings Dealers, Automation Equipment & Systems Dealers Industrial
Products
Electric Motors, Industrial Pumps

Steve's Auto Repair
(605) 498-5000, 001-2004
27168 469th Avenue
Tea, SD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Napa Auto Parts
(605) 336-2190
636 W 10th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair

City of Sioux Falls Public Works-Fleet Mgmt.
(605) 367-8240, 001-2004
1000 East Chambers Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Gary's Tire Service
(605) 331-1128
1414 E 61st Street North
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
6 Days A Week
Products
Batteries, Brakes, Shocks, Truck Retreads, Tires - New, All-Sizes,

Graham Tire CO
(605) 339-3334
2101 W 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
Open Sundays
Payment Options
Telecheck

Autographics and Signworks
(605) 338-1303
807 E Benson Road
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Truck Auto Body

Inland Truck Parts and Service
(605) 336-1250
600 E 60th St N
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Automotive Transmission

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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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