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    Are old copper automotive radiators #2 as long as I remove non-copper attachments

    I have a few radiators laying around from some old trucks and combines to be scrapped, the one from the combine has yellow looking tanks could that be brass?



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    Do a magnet test first. Then do a grinder test. If it sparks, it's steel. If it doesn't spark, it's probably brass. Then look at the cut you made. If it's yellowish all the way through, it's brass.
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    They're likely either aluminum or brass. Take the plastic off the aluminum and steel off the brass. Some of the tubes in the brass ones are steel; some brass. Only the magnet knows.
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