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Lead Fluxing Compound

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bill4807, Apr 28, 2010.

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  1. bill4807

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    Midway has a sale on fluxing compound, $8.55/pound for those interested.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=593033
     
  2. grunt

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    Will this bring small sand and gravel to the top?
     
  3. tom-n8ies

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    I have heard sawdust works good.

    tom
     
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    Gravity also works very well. HMB
     
  5. wireguy

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    A guy I saw used parrafin as one of his fluxes. It caught fire as he added it.
     
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    beleive it or not... toliet bowl wax rings work better than anything..
     
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    I tried the toilet bowl wax ring idea, it worked great!

    However, my wife says the toilet leaks now and smells funny, so I guess I'll have to put it back...
     
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    Yep, the wax compound on toilet wax rings is perfect. I found that new does not work very well. Using an "aged and used" wax ring (year or so) works a lot better. And the more you use, the better it works.
     
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    Bee's wax also works well.

    Mark
     
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    toliet bowl wax ring is mostly beeswax. I have used beeswax for years. Make sure you stir well as melting. It mixes the tin back into the lead and brings dirt to the top. Flux often.
     
  11. shootintom

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    I got my flux from Brownell in a 4 lb can and have had it for quite a few years. It's really the same stuff that you can get at a local welding store-just ask for brazing flux. It will catch fire too if you are running your melter at too high a temp. but when it's done doing it's thing it forms a crust on the top of your pot that adheres everything floating on top. Was just making ingots this morning, I've got an old plumbers pot with an old propane tank that is very hard to get filled any more and will be moving to a different set up. Check Brownells is my advice.

    Tom
     
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    I found the Buck Beaver Flux to do a great job with a minimum of side effects.
     
  13. ricks1

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    the wax rings smell like sh!! may be the bee stuff. used oil works too runs the skitters and everything else off
     
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