This is How They Melt Aluminum Rims

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

When it comes to the end of the lifecycle for an aluminum wheel, if the wheel makes it to the recycling pile, its fate is none other than to become a raw material to become another finished product and help someone out all without mining any extra materials to make it work.

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If you weren’t aware of what the process of melting down aluminum wheels looks like, it’s a lot cooler and more intense than you might have originally thought. With all of that heat roaring to life at once, these things tend to go down in a hurry and it’s a ton of fun to watch!

In this one, someone brought a camera to the action to watch as several old wheels are taken from solid to complete liquid in a matter of seconds for each rim. You wouldn’t want to get too close to this process because that molten solution has to be enough to take your skin right down to the bone!

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Check out the video down below that takes us inside of the process that really makes you sweat just a little bit as wheel after wheel goes down with ease, really making you wonder what else you could toss into that cauldron to melt down to a liquid!