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To Flux or not to Flux?????

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Ljutic78s, Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. Ljutic78s

    Ljutic78s Member

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    To you expert shotmasters,is it important to flux your lead when you are making your ingots???? What is its purpose???? Thanks John
     
  2. JWS

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    Yes, it is important to flux your lead before pouring into ingots. This removes the impurities that will clog your drippers. Hopefully you flux it enough to get them all.
    Happy Shotmaking!
    James Stewart
     
  3. Ljutic78s

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    Thanks ,Jim do you sell it, and how much do you use????
     
  4. Ljutic78s

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    WHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sure glad I ask that one!!!!! Thanks John
     
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    thread of the year or response of the year right here!!! Don
     
  6. Hauxfan

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    Ah.........I think Shakespeare said it best............

    Tis better to flux.........than to be fluxed........

    Hauxfan!
     
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    Skippy, I don't know if you know you've been "fluxed". I've heard of vasoline, but candle wax, never...Mike
     
  8. JWS

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    ^^^
     
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    There are alot of impurities in the lead that need taken out prior to pouring the molten lead into ingot molds. Fluxing with a pinch of Paraffin Wax or Bees Wax will bring these impurities to the surface because you will stir the wax into the molten lead and then skim off what come to the surface. The cleaner the lead the better it runs through the shotmaker.

    If anyone has any questions about doing this please give me a call at 256-587-0107. James Stewart
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    There used to be a powder you could add to the lead that would melt on top. When you mixed it, all the crap would float to the top for removal. it was smokeless. Myself, I always used the beeswax and let it burn.

    Jim chapman
     
  11. mono1393

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    The Antimony Man sells the smokeless flux. It works great.

    http://www.theantimonyman.com/price.htm
     
  12. Haskins Bill

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    MIdway USA sells the smokeless flux.
     
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    At what point in the lead melting process do you add the flux or wax?
     
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