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seperating metal from wheelweights

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by jbmOU, Jun 26, 2007.

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  1. jbmOU

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    How do you do it? Do you just seperate it whenever you melt it or do you somehow do it before it is melted? Thanks, Jamie
     
  2. halfmile

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    Melt it and pick the clips out with a magnet.

    HM
     
  3. jbmOU

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    Thats what I thought, I just wasn't sure. Thanks
     
  4. phirel

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    After you pick up the metal with a magnet, you then have to figure out how to get them off the magnet. A big spoon worked better for me.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. Jim101

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    I use a big spoon with holes in it to get all the big stuff out. Then I use a big spoon without the holes to skim the alloy clean and stirring in the beeswax.







    Jim
     
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    I may be being picky, but lead is a "metal" too. Just not a ferrous metal.
     
  7. jbmOU

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    Thanks, I'll get a spoon with some holes in it and use that.
     
  8. maclellan1911

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    search scottk threads good videos....
     
  9. jbmOU

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    already watched all of his videos several times. Thanks, Jamie
     
  10. maclellan1911

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    Hes got a few on smelting also
     
  11. trap41

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    we need shotmaker versus electricy costs.
     
  12. jbmOU

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    I either forgot about or somehow skipped over those ones. I'll have to take another look at that thread. Thanks, Jamie
     
  13. Old Cowboy

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    Like barfin says, just melt it and the metal clips will float to the top along with all the other dross. Just skim it off with a large spoon or something.

    John C. Saubak
     
  14. maclellan1911

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    maybe scott K can repost ?
     
  15. Texas Ton

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    All I ever did was hold the clip with a long set of pliers and used a small propane torch to melt off the lead, it will do it as fast as you can pick it up and drop the clip off.
     
  16. trap41

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    Texas Ton,

    5 - 5 gallon pails of wheel weights is a lot of clips to hold and drip off.

    That monotonous job would take about a week to complete or longer, if you don't go crazy first.

    Trap 41
     
  17. phirel

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    Trap 41 - Also, think about how hot the pliers would get.

    Pat Ireland
     
  18. tgun90

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    Look around for a surplus stainless miltary soup ladel punch some holes so the molten lead runs back into the melting pot ,its fast and noyhing sticks to the stainless.
     
  19. scott k

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    does this help?
     
  20. marotta

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    Scott,

    How deep is your pot?

    What is it made of?

    What is the shroud around it?

    What are you using as a heat source?

    Racer
     
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