Ill Check around lots of tire around here matter a fact there one right next store to me loli hit him up tommorow
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Guys, please, be very careful with pouring lead...my same buddy bought some rock cod sinkers to melt down and he heard this hissing sound coming from his pot, next thing he knows, the lead "pops" and lead goes spraying into the air...after thinking about it, he figured the lead sinkers had an air pocket in it and it exploded!
all our initial melting is done OUTSIDE.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Yes lead will do that. you have to melt them slowly and make sure there is no WATER,
If the weights he melted were used they could have had air pockets that got filled with water just by using them. That is when it hits the fan.
Also be careful not to heat it too much so that the lead vaporizes and goes airborne cause then you will breath it in and it will concentrate in your body. Then you can get lead poisoning witch causes all kinds of stuff, like brain damage, birth defects, yada yada yada. Its just not worth the savings. Make sure you KNOW exactly what your doing. It could cost you your life. Just be careful out there guys.
it's called FLUXING. a little borax will work also.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Do you mean like actual smelting? AKA the purification of Iron Ore? No way. That would be way too hot.
I do add wax to the molten lead to raise the impurities as slag and scoop them out. Not sure what that is called but that might be what you are referring too.
Sorry for my ignorance.
doesn't smelting have something to do with those little fishes?
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