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Can I Get Money From My Old Catalytic Converter?

CONTACT RRCATS.COM We often hear about catalytic converter theft; these devices contain precious metals like palladium, rhodium, and platinum. The FTC reported that the average catalytic converter has a few hundred dollars worth of these metals. But what happens when your converter has reached the end of its useful life? Can you still get money […]

How To Use the iScrap App

One of the most convenient ways to find local scrap yards and sellers is the iScrap app. It’s a free app available for both Android and Apple devices, and it’s used by many in the scrap industry. In this post, we’ll go over some of the basics of using the app. Whether you’re new to […]

Metal Monday: Platinum

Platinum is one of the more attractive metals and is most often found in catalytic converters

Platinum is one of those metals that most people think of as being used in jewelry…but most cars have platinum underneath them in the catalytic converters! Platinum can be used to help filter some of the CO2 before it hits the exhaust and goes into the air. Due to it’s high melting temperatures, platinum is […]

4 Tips For Scrapping Faster & More Efficiently

Tips on quick scrapping

From one of our most recent Scrapper Tips Emails we put together some great quick tips that would allow you to quickly make the most from your scrap if you were in a rush. See some of the great tips we have below and be sure to sign up for our Scrapper Tips Emails. Sign […]

Metal Monday – Gallium

Gallium is a metal which melts on palm of the hand, due to its low melting point (29.76 C).If you hold a solid gallium crystal in your hand, your body heat will cause it to slowly melt into a silvery metallic puddle. Pour it into a dish, and it freezes back into a solid. gallium […]

Scrapping: Tricks of the Trade

Smooth sharp edges with and handle file

When you’re a scrapper it is important to stay on top of market news, price changes, and other events that may affect your profits at the scrap yard. But it is also important to keep up on the latest tips and information that can help you make more money in a quick fashion. Staying updated […]

Debunking 4 Scrapping Myths

Learn more about scrap metal and dispel the myths

There are plenty of scrapping tips and helpful YouTube Channels and personalities that can help you increase your profits at the scrap yard. But sometimes some of the information can be lost in translation and forgotten about important things to note when scrapping. Like the cliche goes, time is money and we couldn’t agree more when […]

Metal Monday: Roofing Copper or Light Copper

Light copper, also known as roofing copper or #3 copper is most commonly found as accent pieces on homes, buildings, and even inside of buildings. Many gutters on old homes and buildings were made of light copper because of how they accented the building. Other places that you can find light copper? Copper pots and […]

Motivating Yourself to Scrap Better

Getting motivated to scrap

Like any job, scrapping can be slow and difficult at times. Keeping your eyes set on the reward is what is important. Knowing that a slow day out on the streets, a drop in prices, can quickly be followed by a great large job lead or a quick jump in the market. Don’t Throw In […]

How Reported Scrap Metal Prices Can Help Your Earnings

how you can help scrap prices

The scrap metal industry isn’t the most glamorous industry out there, but it is important. With scrap metal being one of the largest exports of the USA, it is important to understand how scrap prices are determined and what customers like yourself can do to when the scrap prices are being affected. Over the last […]

Metal Monday – Size of Copper Wires

Scrap metal wire

How to “gauge” your wires. Many people ask us about the different wires that there are and why they are priced differently. Always are great questions and the answer is fairly simple. All wire prices should be dictated by the amount of copper, aluminum, or other metals that are involved. For instance, you have old […]

5 Essential Tools Every Scrapper Needs

When you are searching for scrap metal every day or working on large jobs on the go, it’s always important to have the right tools. Having the right tools can be the difference between wasting time and making a profit off materials. As you begin to scrap longer and understand what tools work best for […]