Friday, 24 November 2017

How To Clean Metals Before Selling Part- 2

In the last blog post, we saw how to clean the most common metals given for scrap - copper, brass and aluminium. In this blog post, we’ll go a step ahead and talk about cleaning some more materials frequently found in the Dubai scrap yards.
  1. Lead - Lead is not as simple to clean as other metals. You will need a scrubber and a special lead cleaner to have your lead in good quality  before heading out to a scrap metal dealer.
     
  2. Zinc - Zinc has a very distinctive coating that may become dull over time. To clean this, your toothbrush and toothpaste will come in handy. Take some paste on a soft brush or a clean cloth and lightly rub the zinc object with it. A toothbrush will help you reach all the corners while a cloth will give you a large coverage area. Once you’re done, wipe down the area with a damp cloth to remove any residue of cleaning agents.
     
  3. Magnesium - Magnesium is famous for adding a touch of swag to your wheels, and chances are, it has collected a lot of dirt over time. If possible, wash the magnesium object with a lot of water, and then clean with a cloth dipped in water mixed with dish washing soap. When the dirt and grease are all gone, wash again with water to bring the shine back!
That brings us to the end of tips to clean your metals before entering the Dubai scrap trading market. We hope these tips will help you make a killing in scrap metal dealing!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

How To Clean Metals Before Scrapping It.

We have written  about the benefits of  scrap material selling. The scrap metals that you obtain  can have value regardless of what shape or form it is  are  in. However, it is always a good idea to clean the metals, especially large pieces, to make them look presentable and command a better  price. Let us go over the ways in which we can clean the materials commonly used for scrapping.

  1. Copper - Copper is relatively easy to clean if you have something acidic around you. A mixture of lemon juice and salt, vinegar and salt or a sulfamic acid solution rubbed consistently over copper will have it shining in no time, post which, you can go for copper recycling in Dubai.
     
  2. Brass - Brass, if it is lacquered, needs more effort to clean. The lacquer can either be cleaned or removed carefully. A paste of lemon juice and baking soda is the best way to clean brass. If you’re worried about abrasion. You can use special brass cleaners available in the market that won’t leave marks on your items.
     
  3. Aluminium - Some soap and a mild acid is all you need to clean aluminium. After wiping down the surface with a damp cloth, cover the aluminium object with a solution of water with either vinegar or cream of tartar. After letting it rest for a while, scrub it off with soft material and rinse well to remove any acidic residue. Lo and behold...the shine is back! Now your items can be aluminium scrap in Dubai, traded successfully.

Try these tips to restore shine to your best metallic objects before they enter the Dubai scrap trading market to get the best value in the business.