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used antifreeze for coolant

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

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  1. jbmOU

    jbmOU Member

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    I work at a gas station and they pretty much just throw away old antifreeze. Could I use it for coolant to make shot?
     
  2. Jim101

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    Don't know if it will work, I've never tried the eheylene glycol. One thing for sure, If it has water mixed in, You will have problems. If you give it a try make sure you start with straight undiluted product.







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  3. code5coupe

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    What's wrong with using water?
     
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    Water causes fast oxidation of lead.
     
  5. code5coupe

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    How do you then remove the anti-freeze from the shot?
     
  6. Jim101

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    Antifreeze diluted with water even 15% will make the molten shot explode like popcorn.




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  7. ricks1

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    if you let the antifreeze set out in open in a flat pan the water will evaporate off takes several days the coating of antifreeze that is left on shot will not be a problem if its not wet but the water rinse is ok but you will need to coat it to keep the lead from oxidizing dont take long the other thing used antifreeze has a low PH [acid] dont know what that will do

    jim101 you said you used a cement mixer to do shot is there a reason to remove the fins? ricks1 rick
     
  8. Jim101

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    Ricks1, Yes, You want to tumble/roll the shot to polish and graphite, Not beat the hell out of it.





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