Etched Iron Meteorite Slice
are composed of iron- they will rust unless properly taken care of.
Below are instructions on how to keep your meteorite looking like the
day you got it!
you will need:
CLR (Calcium, Lime, and Rust remover), 90% rubbing alcohol,
(Automatic Transmission Fluid), and clean, soft rags.
1) Dip a Q-tip into the CLR.
the area that is rusting with the dipped Q-tip, then gently rub away
3) Wipe the entire meteorite down at least 3 times with a soft, clean
rag soaked in rubbing alcohol. You do not want to leave ANY CLR on your
meteorite as it will turn the slice
4) Allow the slice to dry completely.
5) Submerge the slice in ATF, preferably overnight.
6) Remove from the ATF and wipe all the ATF off the slice with a soft
process will give your slice a shelf life of 3-12 months- more or
less- depending on the humidity where you live. This process will not
dull the etch, as long as you don't leave CLR on the slice;
and can be
done as often as you see rust developing on the surface.
If the entire slice has been overcome by rust then it must be sanded,
polished and re-etched. If you purchased your slice from us and this
has happened, you can send it to us and we will restore it
at no charge except for shipping both ways
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
Pallasite Meteorite Slice
Pallasite Meteorite Slices are coated with an acrylic spray which helps
protect them from the outside environment. This will not
guarantee that they will not rust. If you live in a humid area, you
will need to purchase a display case that is secure and air tight, and
add a dehumidifier to the case to help remove the humidity in the air.
We recommend that you check your meteorites at least once a month, and
please let us know immediately if you notice a change.