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The Causes of Staining in Aluminium

The Causes of Staining in Aluminium

By on Dec 12, 2019 in News |

Aluminium is naturally attractive and resistant to corrosion, unlike a lot of other metals. When exposed to dry or moist air it combines with oxygen to form a tough, transparent, protective oxide coating, meaning the aluminium won’t rust like steel, but under certain conditions aluminium can still stain. MA Polishing offer a professional metal cleaning service for aluminium, bronze, stainless steel and brass for clients right across the country. In our latest blog, we are going to share the common causes of staining in aluminium. Understanding the Impact of Staining Staining in aluminium is usually found objectionable for aesthetic reasons and doesn’t have a significant impact on strength but may cause processing problems where additional surface finishing or fabrication is required. Virtually all staining problems happen during shipping, handling and storage of aluminium. Incorrect practices result in water staining. Identifying Causes of Water Staining Aluminium and other metals can stain when water is trapped between wraps, sheets or other mating surfaces. If there is no airflow to remove the water, prolonged contact between the water and the metal causes a reaction that results in a water stain. There are two sources for this water – External Sources – The most obvious sources are rain, snow and water leaks. Water coming in contact with the surface of the aluminium from sources such as a leaking tarp on a truck or a roof leak in a storage area has the potential to cause a water stain. Moisture Condensation – Air normally controls the moisture in the form of invisible water vapor. Relative humidity expressed as a percentage provides a measure of the amount of water vapor in the air compared to the total amount of water vapor that the air actually holds. As the temperature goes up, its capacity to hold water vapor also increases. Dew point is the temperature at which water vapor from the air starts to condense and is affected by the relative humidity and air temperature. The Finest Metal Cleaning from MA Polishing If you have aluminium surfaces that have become discoloured or damaged, please get in touch with MA Polishing today. For over 25 years we have been working with a host of clients, including some...

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Identify Signs of Corrosion in Stainless Steel

Identify Signs of Corrosion in Stainless Steel

By on Dec 3, 2019 in News |

Here at MA Polishing we specialise in metal cleaning and polishing when it can become discoloured or damaged. We understand the importance of keeping your metal surfaces in the best condition possible. In our latest blog, we are going to identify the signs of corrosion and tell you more about crevice corrosion. Knowing the Signs of Corrosion When corrosion occurs on stainless steel it is due to free iron particles on the surface or chlorine attack. Corrosion can manifest itself as small brownish spots, often covering large areas of the surface. Corrosion can also happen when small particles transfer to the surface from improper handling or tooling, or exposure to chlorides, which can lead to pitting on the surface. Intergranular corrosion develops in severe environments and occurs when carbide precipitation has weakened the passivity of the surface. Corrosion attack occurs at the grain boundaries of the stainless steel usually in regions around welds. Understanding Crevice Corrosion Crevice corrosion happens at the joints with non-metal materials such as gaskets and seals. The passive film is inhibited by the non-metal materials and when foreign matter (such as chloride or sulphide salts) migrates to the crevice and leads to the formation of electrolytic cells. If moisture is prevented from collecting in the crevice, corrosion ceases or proceeds at a lesser rate. This condition typically happens when the gasketing is porous or the sealants cannot react properly to movement. Often the exposed surface shows little indication of corrosion, but sometimes it will show itself as rust leaching out of a gasket or sealed condition. Want to Know More? Get in Touch If you would like to know more about our professional metal cleaning service, please contact us to speak to a member of our team. We offer onsite and offsite polishes at our premises in Birmingham, which is fully insured plus it has a high specification security system. MA Polishing already have an established pedigree of clients, including high profile department stores throughout central...

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Metal Cleaning for Businesses

Metal Cleaning for Businesses

By on Jul 16, 2018 in News |

Is your business’s interior and exterior not looking its best? It might be time to look at metal cleaning to bring it back to its absolute best. Here at M.A. Polishing, we complete all types of metal cleaning for both fitted and movable objects. Add a touch of class with newly cleaned stair and handrails, or for a bright and elegant front of the store, we can restore plaques, signs and displays that surround your business. We’ve helped business up and down the UK to improve their aesthetic appeal ranging from high-end retail stores such as Louis Vuitton and Tiger of Sweden. To bars and business parks in Canary Wharf and Waterloo Station. We have a back catalogue of esteemed clients, and our reputation for a quality and professional cleaning service is second to none. Private and Public-Sector Metal Cleaning Our metal cleaning service is not exclusive to the private sector if you have any personal items such as jewellery, vehicles parts and household objects that need a touch of life added back to their service M.A. Polishing can help. Additionally, our service is extended to local councils and governments to help restore statues or other memorial pieces. We understand all metal work as huge sentimental and historical value as well as monetary. So, by choosing M.A. Polishing, whether we’re completing our work in-house or on-site. We take extreme care will every project we undertake. Metal Cleaning and More at M.A. Polishing So, for more information about our metal cleaning service do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our team today. In addition to metal cleaning, we also complete metal finishing and metal polishing. To see our work first hand be sure to look at our gallery as well as follow our Instagram...

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In-House or On-Site Metal Cleaning

In-House or On-Site Metal Cleaning

By on Jun 5, 2018 in News |

Household and architectural metals appearances are often tarnished over time, losing their aesthetic glow and gleam. A treatment of metal cleaning will bring your metalwork back to its former shine. At M.A. Polishing we’ve gathered many years of experience dealing with different alloys and cleaning metals. From common to rare and exotic metals, our service has been used nationwide by some of the UK’s most prestigious clients. Metal cleaning is a technique that some customers believe they can do themselves, as there are numerous DIY kits on the market. However, cleaning is a careful and patient practice. If caution isn’t taken, then you could completely ruin your metalwork. Metal Cleaning Since 1995 Since 1995, our family run business has operated out of our office in central Birmingham. We’ve become the industry leader for metal cleaning, performing our work both onsite for fixed or larger items and for smaller pieces we complete our work from our fully secure premises in Birmingham. When leaving your items in our care, you can rest assured they are in the safest pair of hands. Our vast experience has allowed our team to work on all types of metals and alloys. We’ve helped to restore plaques, war memorials, statues, classic cars and motorcycles, as well as wedding rings, the front of house decorations, door handles, locks and bannisters. Regardless of the type or alloy you have. M.A. Polishing can complete flawless metal cleaning. Speak to our team for Metal Cleaning For more information about our metal cleaning or any of our other services, including metal polishing and metal finishing. Do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today. We carry out a professional service, and whether we’re working on site or in our facility, you metal will be handled with care and given the best possible treatment. For a first-hand look at our work, browse through our gallery or follow our Instagram...

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Metal Cleaning for Metals of any Size

Metal Cleaning for Metals of any Size

By on Mar 15, 2018 in News |

M.A. Polishing offer a full metal cleaning, polishing and restoration service all over the UK. We are based in the heart of the Midlands answering the call of projects of all sizes. For small metallic objects our in-house team will clean and restore you items to pristine order at our state of the art facility. Whereas, for fitted statues or fixtures our team will work onsite to restore damaged or discoloured metals. As well as the size of any metal work, we also work with a diverse collection of metals including; stainless steel, aluminium, bronze and brass, just to name a few. Benefits of Metal Cleaning Metal cleaning has many long-term benefits as it does short term. Metals that go uncleaned are less resistant to rust, corrosion and wear. Enhanced resistance to these oxidatives will increase the lifespan of your metal. Without correct cleaning or treatment it will disintegrate at a much faster rate. Our metal cleaning also increases the durability of your items from abrasions or wear, this is particularly suited for projects in town centres where high footfall occurs over floor laid monuments. As well as the long-term benefits listed above, you will also see obvious, immediate benefits such as enhanced appearance. Whether you require a high gloss, sheened or textured finish our metal workers have the skills to clean your metal based on your requirements. We can remove surface marks, burrs or other unsightly flaws, which as a result leaves your metal with an enhanced visual spectacle. Experts in Metal Cleaning and Finishing If you would like to know more about our expert metal cleaning service, or the range of metals we can restore. Then please speak to one of our expert members of staff, either by phone or through our online enquiry. We offer a comprehensive range of metal cleaning and finishes which you can view...

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