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Body shop lead 70/30, 60/40 what is it?

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  1. new loader

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    Talked to a fellow today who knows of a body shop going out of business. Said they had lead in 5-lb. ingots marked 70/30 and some marked 60/40. What would that be exactly? No price given.
     
  2. BL350

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    Dear Sir, 70/30 is 70% lead and 30% tin. 60/40 is 60% lead and 40% tin.
     
  3. cubancigar2000

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    thats some pretty old lead. I used to use it for filler back in the 60' and 70's but Mud took over and all of us old artist's disappeared.
     
  4. TommyTEREX

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    cuban, I still have ny paddles, and files. Your right it`s a lost art. But I did do a set of front fenders on a buddy of mines 35 chevy last year, it took awhile, and I could just hear my father screaming about waisting the lead, but it came back, I guess you never lose it.

    Tom R.
     
  5. new loader

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    Would this be any good for shot? How about the guys that trade lead for shot, is this OK?
     
  6. alfermann66

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    new loader, that's pretty high tin content. If it will go through the drippers at all without being diluted it would be light for size and harder than woodpecker lips.

    Buz
     
  7. Jim101

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    It would be real good for adding a little tin to wheel weight alloy for casting bullets. It would suck for making shot, Tin is the last thing you want in the alloy for shot making. Casters like the Tin because it helps the alloy to flow and fill all the little areas of the mould.
     
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    It's better to trade it out to a bullet caster. You want Antimony and not Tin in the mix for making shot.
     
  9. welderman

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    When describing tin/lead alloys, it is customary to quote the tin concentration first. Therefore 70/30 is 70%tin, 30%lead. Welderman
     
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