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Aluminum tubing is most available one in the word. There are a wide variety of applications for aluminum tubing, and many people opt for this type of tubing for their projects because of aluminum’s strength, ability to resist corrosion, and lightweight. If you’ve selected aluminum tubing for your next project, you may be wondering how to connect and join aluminum tubing. Below we’ll take a look at how to use aluminum tubing connectors to join aluminum tubing, as well as the steps to take to successfully join aluminum tubing using connectors.
The article contains following:
1,How to clean the aluminum tube？
2,Maintain methods of the aluminum tubing
3,The precautions about water staining
Aluminum pipe, used in construction, automotive projects, and in many other uses can easily become dirty and smudged. By polishing it completely, you can revitalize your project and make it look much more professional. Unlike simply applying polish, completing a process of cleaning, then polishing, helps for a deeper clean and a more crisp shine.
Clear any objects away from the pipe, and move it so that you have easy access to its full surface.
Use a wire brush to scrape away any sludge and contaminants from the surface of the pipe. Take your time and do a very thorough job.
Use a rag and hot, soapy water to clean the entire surface of the pipe. Use strong dish soap for the easy removal of grease and leftover sludge.
Rinse the pipe off as completely as possible. Allow the pipe to dry for 20 to 30 minutes before continuing.
Using a leather shammy, apply a small amount of aluminum polish to the surface of the pipe, working with only a small area at a time. Work your way from the top of the pipe to the bottom, being sure to dry each area before coninuing on.
The best way to keep aluminium looking pristine is regular cleaning to remove any build up of dirt. If left for an extended period of time, grime can cause staining and depending on the extent of staining will require a harsher cleaning system to remove the stain. In cleaning aluminium one should always start with the mildest method possible and only move to successively harsher treatments if absolutely necessary.
A common problem with aluminium is water staining. Water staining is generally a white powdery substance on the surface of the aluminium but depending on the alloy or amount of oxidation it may have an iridescent appearance. It is caused by the entrapment of moisture between the surfaces of closely packed aluminium. High magnesium alloys produce the most water stain. The only detrimental effect of water staining is aesthetic as it doesn’t alter the mechanical properties of aluminium.
If material is delivered wet, it should be allowed to dry thoroughly before storage. This should be done by evaporation using dry air. Removal of the moisture will prevent stains occurring and halt the growth of any existing water stains.
The extent of existing stains can be determined by surface roughness. Light staining will be smooth and can be removed by brushing. For extensive staining (rough surface) dipping in an aqueous solution of 10% by volume sulphuric acid and 3% by weight chromic acid may be required.