Video of Clunker being destroyed

Witness the death of a clunker, filmed at Hillsboro Ford in Hillsboro, Kansas. Video by Natalie Hoffman.

The process involves draining the engine oil, which is then replaced with two quarts of sodium silicate solution. The heat of the engine dehydrates the water from the solution leaving the engine’s inner workings coated with the abrasive sodium silicate. This is the destruction method prescribed by the government.

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