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Care of your Iron Meteorite

If you were lucky enough to purchase or find an Iron Meteorite with it's original fusion crust then your meteorite will probably never need any maintenance.
However, most Iron Meteorites, whether found or purchased, have lost their protective magnetite crust due to weathering on our Earth and have begun to rust. These meteorites will require periodic maintenance.
     The easiest way to remove the rust is to use a wire wheel on a bench grinder. This will erase the rust and bring the meteorite back to a black sheen. If you want the meteorite to have a longer shelf life before rust starts to show it's ugly head, you can
soak it in ATF(Automatic Transmission Fluid) overnight then wipe the meteorite off with a soft cloth.  
     If you purchase your meteorite from us, you can return it to us and we will restore it- all
you would pay is the cost to ship it both ways. If it has been damaged and we cannot repair it, we will let you know.

(The information given on our website is based upon how we treat our meteorites here at KD Meteorites. We are not responsible for any damage as a result of this information.)

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