Metal Monday: Magnetic Stainless Steel?

Hey iScrappers! Last week we spoke about cast aluminum and touched on two other metals, today we are going to go over one metal, magnetic stainless steel. Now, many of you are going to ask, hey, what’s magnetic stainless? Don’t you meant steel?

There is such a thing called magnetic stainless steel, and one of the common grades of it is 410 Stainless Steel. This alloy is made to resist heat and more importantly…rust. While there is a lot of iron inside of non-magnetic stainless steel, there is another alloy, nickel, that makes it much more resistant to the elements and rust included.

When you have one or two stainless grills or other stainless pieces that have the magnet stick hard onto them, we generally will tell you to put them into your light iron pile…but when you find a lot of them, we recommend putting them aside and asking your scrap yard if they buy magnetic stainless differently, often times they will.

It won’t be too much more then a Light Iron price, but every bit helps. Happy trails iScrappers!

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