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    Scrap lead

    Hey team,

    Iím after any old scrap lead, getting low on lead for reloading and sinkers (decoys) happy to grab ol pipes, lead head nails anything....

    Cheers
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    go to the tyre shops and ask for old wheel weights. the ones on mag wheels are self adhesive not the old clip over type and are usually discarded

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    Or go to your local plumber. you have to pay for it cause sell it as scrap but hey it might cost you a box of beers etc.

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    How much are you after

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    the price of lead is going up fast, the chinese are buying most of it for battery production for electric scooters to rid their cities of 2 strokes. (so they can build coal fired power stations elsewhere to charge the city batteries)
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    Ive got a roof full of lead nail heads, you are welcome to them if you replace them with galv bolts
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    tertle ,rip into mag&turbo( Fitzgerald ave) and cheekily ask for their discarded wheel weights!Ihad 1/2 a bucket in my shed for making J sinker weights for decoys but IIRC my son sent these out on one of his scrap drives.
    Shed being emptied for demolition due to section subdivision and new home being built!

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    Careful of zinc bits getting in there. I fucked up 10kg this afternoon, have heavy porridge now
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    go to your local small-bore rifle club. They have lead , they might sell you some. Be prepared for the HSE stuff that goes with handling lead these days
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Careful of zinc bits getting in there. I fucked up 10kg this afternoon, have heavy porridge now
    i got a trademe probe thermometer to stop that.you could remelt and skim it out...
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    @longrange308 I’ll flick you an email I’m on the scrounge
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky123 View Post
    i got a trademe probe thermometer to stop that.you could remelt and skim it out...
    Tried dropping the temp to skim it out, no go. Got a bunch out but still porridge. Have since read that you can precipitate it out with sulphur (have some on hand), so will give that a go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Tried dropping the temp to skim it out, no go. Got a bunch out but still porridge. Have since read that you can precipitate it out with sulphur (have some on hand), so will give that a go
    Yikes careful with that one @Tommy sulfur fumes are nasty corrosive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Yikes careful with that one @Tommy sulfur fumes are nasty corrosive.
    Doing it at work (your favourite people hahaha), and have a big 2 foot diameter fan (not mine ) drawing fumes away, it's all outside, and I'm wearing dust mask with damp rag underneath. Getting some strange looks from the cunts next door though
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    Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    HAHAHA they will think your cooking P. I would love to see you explaining that to mr plod.
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