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Cleaning discarded lead wheel weights



(-----) 2004

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 info/product on Amazon] to do this. If not this method, could you please suggest one. I do not know thw chemical reaction between these two materials.

Thanks.

Jim Martis
homeowner, sportsmen - Morris, Illinois, USA
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2004

You can use any proprietary solvent based paint stripper(DMF or MEK / methyl ethyl ketone based)!Rinse well!

Good luck!

Goran Budija
- Zagreb , Croatia
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2004

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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