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Cleaning discarded lead wheel weights
I want to clean up discarded lead wheel weights which have grease and dirt on them. I thought maybe using Muriatic Acid [affil link] to do this. If not this method, could you please suggest one. I do not know thw chemical reaction between these two materials.
homeowner, sportsmen - Morris, Illinois, USA
You can use any proprietary solvent based paint stripper(DMF or MEK / methyl ethyl ketone based)!Rinse well!
Good luck!Goran Budija
- Zagreb , Croatia
You could try boiling them in Water, then a Slight Caustic Solution..Skimming the crud off periodically.. I Assume that you are about to start casting bullets or sinkers..
Use them as is for sinkers but look for a mix for bullets, I use a mix of Wheelweights 50-50 solder and some printers metal for Pistol,
Cheers Luke in Oz Look on the Web for Cast Bullet forums and you should find mixes..Luke Speer
- Safety Beach, NSW, AUSTRALIA
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