When the sheet metal is too big for use, then the sheet needs to be cut to size. This process is called shearing. This step needs to be carried out before any stamping can be started. Sheet metal machinery and tools ‘shear’ the sheet metal until the desired size has been achieved.
The surface of the object that is to be gilded must be smooth and free of any unwanted irregularities such as bumps or knots. Most metal leaf draws attention with its shine and shimmer, and these tend to visually magnify any imperfections on the object’s surface. This may not seem to matter if the surface is glass or vitreous, but in case of objects made of clay or wood, they may need some filing or working over with a sand-paper to impart smoothness to the gilding surface before the metal leaf is applied. Ideally, 400 grit sandpaper should be used for clay surfaces, followed by a coat of shellac to make the surface impermeable or to seal it.
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This is true for both new and used parts, but I would highly recommend only buying used auto parts online if it is your only recourse. Used parts can be very difficult to determine quality even with the product in hand, much less through someone’s web page who is trying to sell it to you.
The difference between getting $50 for a load of steel, and $350 for a load of stainless steel, is having a magnet handy. If you don’t keep a magnet on you at all times, you are not yet a true scrapper, IMHO. The magnet will help you sort metals from being ferrous and non-ferrous very quickly, and even stop you from potential and extremely costly mistakes, ie buying copper coated steel wire as copper wire.