cataltyic converters


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Old 05-02-08, 04:13 AM
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cataltyic converters

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Doe anyone know where i can find pictures and prices of used catalytic converters ,that i have cut off a bunch of parts cars that i have , on the web , see what im doing is i want to do my research and find out what they bring before i take them to scrap yard , i know that the prices go up and down but would like to at least get an estimate on what i should get for them . these converters just came off regular american cars a few foregin ones too .so far i have 23 with about 10 more to cut off , any infor would be greatley appreciated ,
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you have over 30 cars just laying around?

that's a small gold mine in them cats...
 
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Go to e-bay and do a search for catalytic converter, or better yet, scrap platinum. Thousands of them show up. With platinum currently valued at $2000 troy ounce, the thieves are having a field day jacking up cars in parking lots to get them. Reclaim value is about 44%.
 
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catalytic converters

i wonder how they get the platinum out of those converters , i know theives dont lololol but i wonder how the company that buys them gets it out of them , i know theres two more metals in them that are expensive too , would be nice to find that out , and man if i could do it here id be a verry rich man lololol,
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Melt the whole works and separate the liquids? Enquiring minds want to know!
 
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Old 05-03-08, 08:46 AM
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Oh its a lot more than heat, at least when it comes to the refining and separating part.. Just saw something a few weeks ago about a precious metal recovery company. It involves acids, solvents, furnaces...and way more federal regulation than I'd ever want to get into!!!

Here's a real basic method from one companies website.

http://www.multimetco.com/pages/?pageID=4


BTW a quick Google shows companies all over the country that buy used converters. From what I saw, the uncased ones prob bring a bit more money. Tho I don't know what uncased means.
 
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for the record, the other metals are rhodium and palladium. before you go tearing up cats, find out about safe handling practices...they may well be considered hazardous materiels and that's where all those federal regulations come in...
 
 

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