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The W.A.I.T.! (What Alloy Is That!) sorting system contains simple, easy-to-use color spot test kits that are ideal to test for metal, plastics, and lead in paint. Save time and outside lab fees by doing the alloy analysis in-house at a fraction of the cost. Each testing kit enables you to separate hundreds of samples. Plus, the clear instructions included with each kit make the process quick and easy!
Our most popular products include:

  • W.A.I.T.! Alloy/Metal Identification Test Kits - Specific individual kits or expanded kits available
  • Plastic Identification Test Kit, PIK 1903 - for identification of recyclable thermoplastics
  • Lead Spotter Test - for indication of paint that contains hazardous lead
  • Recycler's Metal Identification Kit, Model 2000  -a perfect comprehensive metal testing kit for a variety of needs
  • All Steel Test Kit 930 - Separate different types and grades of steel including stainless steel identification



W.A.I.T.! Alloy Identification Kits

Multi-Purpose Kits - Our Most popular expanded kits for expanded needs!
Our multipurpose kits combine our selected individual metal test kits to meet areas of expanded need. These kits contain one ounce bottles.

All Steel Kit 930 - This versatile kit is a sorting system that separates most grades of steel on the market today.  The types of steel identified range from the high alloy steels such as cobalt and nickel based alloys (including the stainless steels) to testing the properties of low alloys and tool steels. The All Steel 930 is an expanded steel identification kit that combines these standard individual kits (see below): Mospot-1, Auspot-2, SS Spot-7, and TS Spot-8.

Recycler's Alloy ID Kit Model 2000 - The Model 2000 is an comprehensive metal testing kit that separates many common properties of alloys. As the name, implies the Model 2000 was originally designed for the diverse needs of the recycling industry for scrap metal identification but currently is widely used throughout many industries today. Engineers, fabricators, welders, as well as scrap metal dealers currently depend on the Model 2000. This versatile kit focuses on the properties of aluminum and copper alloys as well as high alloy steel identification. This chemical spot test kit combines these standard individual metal identification kits (see below): Mospot-1, Auspot-2, Cuspot-3, Alspot-4. It also includes our popular Brass Spot test.


WAIT Alloy / Metal Identification Kits Selection Chart
Kit Nickel Alloys Stainless Steels Cobalt Alloys Copper Alloys Aluminum Alloys Tool Steels Low Alloy Steels Titanium Alloys Refractory Alloys Plating / Metal Coatings
Recycler's Model 2000            
All Steel 930          
SS Spot-7                  
TS Spot-8                


Standard Individual Kits include large 2 ounce bottles and are specific kits for specific needs!

metal test kit molybdenum nickel brass chromium copperW.A.I.T.! ALLOY/METAL IDENTIFICATION KITS OFFER:
--Different Kits For Different Needs--
• No Delay - Most Metal Testing Takes About 1 Minute
• Low Cost - Accurate Results
• Portable - Safe
• Simple - No Chemical Training Needed
• Easy-to-follow Instruction Booklet
• Non-destructive - Less than 0.05 ml Consumption of Metal Alloy
• Solution Refills - Replacement Parts Available
• Large 2 Ounce Bottles
• Color Spot Picture Comparators



Step 1: Drop the solution:
alloy identification step one nickel brass copper stainless steel

Step 2: Extract the metal ions
metal test kit step 2 molybdenum nickle brass copper

Step 3: Use the color spot to identify the alloy
metal testing tin zirconium titanium palladium aluminum vanadium

The Mospot-1 is a metal testing kit that contains a test for the metal, molybdenum, in the alloy examined.  The test for metal takes less than 30 seconds.  Any alloy that contains molybdenum can be separated from one that does not.  The development of a pinkish or reddish ring will form on the filter paper that has molybdenum.  The results are then compared to the color picture chart or a known sample.  No training in chemistry is needed.  Each spot test kit contains all the necessary materials and reagents.  Over 1000 tests can be performed.  The most common use of the MOSPOT-1 is the separation of 304 stainless steel from 316 stainless steel.

Using the same metal identification procedures as Mospot-1, Auspot-2 tests for the alloy properties of molybdenum, nickel, copper, and chromium.   This is an excellent general purpose sorting system for the identification of such high alloys as 304 S.S., 316 S.S., MONEL, INCONEL, HASTELLOY B-2, C276, F, G2, Alloy 20 Cb-3, nickel, and cupronickel, among others. All the WAIT kits are completely portable and therefore can be used in the field as well as in the laboratory.

This copper spot test kit provides metal identification of principal copper alloys, including brasses and bronzes. This alloy analysis kit contains tests for alloy properties contained in copper such as zinc, tin, nickel, aluminum, lead, and manganese. Among the common copper alloys identified are aluminum bronze, phosphor bronze, cupronickel, MONEL, manganese bronze, and leaded brasses etc.  A special feature of the Cuspot-3 metal sorting kit is the inclusion of our popular Brass Spot test.  This copper spot test provides a rapid metal analysis for many brasses and bronzes.

ALSPOT-4 identifies properties of aluminum alloys in a simple and economical way. This kit separates the aluminum alloy under examination into one of the six various alloy series: 1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, 6000, 7000 as well as some alloys within a series. Elemental analysis include testing metals such as copper, manganese, zinc, and magnesium.

Metal analysis can be especially cost effective  when refractory alloys are involved. RESPOT-5 separation technology easily identifies such metals and alloys as titanium, titanium-palladium, zirconium, columbium(niobium), and tantalum.

This Titanium spot test kit provides rapid metal testing for molybdenum, tin, zirconium, titanium, palladium, aluminum, and vanadium. The investigator can separate metal alloy properties in such common titanium grades as CP (Grade 1 or 2), 6-4 (Grade 5), 5-21/2 (Grade 6), 6-6-2, Ti-). 2pd (Grade 7), 8-1-1, and 6-2-4-2.

S.S. SPOT - 7
S.S. SPOT-7 is an expanded stainless steel testing kit that identifies many of the common 300 and 400 series stainless steels. This stainless steel identification kit is used for testing metals such as molybdenum, nickel, chromium, titanium, niobium, and sulfur. Common application of this metal analyzer would be the separation of such stainless steels as 303, 304, 310, (316, 317), 321, 347, Alloy 20Cb-3, (403, 410, 420, 430), (414, 431), 416, and 440.

T.S. SPOT - 8
Identification of types of steel such as tool steel and low alloy steel are the emphasis of this very versatile kit. Tests for steel include molybdenum, chromium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, vanadium, and tungsten. Examples of various grades of steel identified by this kit are D-2, A-2, A-6, 0-1, 0-2, L-3, 1-6, P-20, P-6, S-4, W-1, W-2, H-11, H-21, M-1, M-2, M-3, T-5, T-15, 4130, 5160, 6150, 8620.

PLASPOT-9 is a metal identification system designed to provide a nondestructive elemental analysis for various plating and metal coatings. Metal analysis include such platings as zinc, cadmium, lead, nickel, tin, copper, and chromium.

The Brass Spot Test provides for a quick copper spot test of common brasses and bronzes such as Red Brass, "M" Bronze, "G" Bronze, Aluminum Bronze, and Manganese Bronze. Unlike the other W.A.I.T.! spot tests, this test for metal requires a larger sample of the test material and is not considered nondestructive. Besides being part of the Cuspot-3 and Model 2000 kits, it can be ordered separately in a 500 ml (about 16 oz) bottle.


Plastic Identification Test Kit (PIK1903)

plastic test kit hdpe ldpe pvc nylon absknar teflon polypropylene ethyleneThe PIK 1903 Plastic Test Kit allows for the identification of such thermoplastics as:
• HDPE / LDPE Polyethylene
• Polypropylene
• Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
• Polyvinylidene Chloride (Saran)
• Nylon
• Polystyrene
• Polyurethane
• Cellulosics
• Fluorinated Polymers (Kel-F, Kynar, TFE and FEP Teflons)

This kit includes a number of different types of tests:

"Sink or Float" test in the various solutions provided.

Solvent Resistance
Soluble or insoluble performance in selected chemical liquids.

Flame Test
Characteristic burning properties such as the color of flame, whether it's self-extinguishing, odor, black smoke, etc.

Heat Distortion Test
Based upon the temperature at which the plastic starts to sag under its own weight. Special Test unit.

Special Chemical Composition Confirmations
A reference chart for interpretation of each test is provided to determine results, as well as a Log Form for charting the performances of the plastics.

Click here to order your Plastic Identification Kit today!

Not every plastic requires each test. Most require only one. However, the PIK 1903 allows for at least the double-checking of each thermoplastic. As an added feature, plastic comparison control coupons are included in the kit so the user will feel confident in his or her evaluation.


Lead Spotter Test Kit

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The Lead Spotter Test provides a fast, dependable method for identifying hazardous quantities of lead. Our product tests just as reliably as the leading home lead test brand, but is a much better value. With Fenner & Associates, you receive more tests for less money!

Concerned about the lead levels in your home? Our test kit allows for up to 200 tests of various items. And after you test, the testing solution can be easily removed from the test surface. See the chart to the left for examples of commonly tested household items.

Also suitable for industrial applications, the Lead Spotter Test can detect lead on any surface to as little as 5 parts per million. The test contains a 30 ml dropping bottle, or about 600 - 700 drops.  




paint test kit lead additives sand pigmentsTest for lead in the following simple steps:
1. The test can be performed on the original surface, but it is best to first sand the surface of smooth or hard pants to expose the pigment.
2. Apply a few drops of the test solution to a Q-tip cotton swab.
3. Wipe the wetted cotton swab upon several flakes of the suspected paint. The development of a deep black or gray discoloration is indicative of the presence of lead in the paint sample. The lighter the discoloration, the lower the lead content.
Also suitable for industrial applications, the Lead Spotter Test can detect lead on any surface to as little as 5 parts per million. The test contains a 30 ml dropping bottle, or about 600 - 700 drops.

Ensure safety in your home with our Lead Spotter Test - Click here to order today.


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