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wheel wieghts....???????????????????

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  1. vdt

    vdt Active Member

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    what are wheel wieghts composed of... [lead and-------- ]?
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Antimony and tin. HMB
     
  3. Haskins Bill

    Haskins Bill TS Member

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    Soon to be all Zinc so latch on to all you can. I think the recipe for 'Hard Ball/ Lyman #2' for centerfire bullets is one pound of 50/50 solder to nine pounds of wheel weights or it might be to ten ponds of wheel weights. The auto manufactures have to quit using lead based wheel weights this year. Many have already swithed over becasue of Euoropean Union rules on lead. Alloys: Wheel weights = 1% tin, 10% antimony, 89% lead. Linotype = 4% tin, 12% antimony, 84% lead. Hardball/Lyman #2 = 2% tin, 6% antimony, 92% lead. Don't let zinc ones get mixed in with your lead ones the zinc will mess up your pours. Yes zinc has a much higher melting temp but just look at all your weights and cull them before hand. Yes the zinc ones will float on top the lead but I am told that the zinc ones will dissolve slowly much as a throat lozenge will. Get them out of the pot quickly if you miss a couple. Just look for the 'ZN' on the zinc ones. Sell the zinc ones back to the scrap yard. Bill
     
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    are they suitalbe to make shot......vdt
     
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