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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 6:51 am Reply with quote Back to top

Flobalobalob keith. smug
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:32 am Reply with quote Back to top

i purchased 3 Namix Bullet grip molds last week in 3,4 and 5oz. i did up my first batch the other day and they came out fine.

i was using a camping stove (single burner where the canister is screwed in from underneath) but this wasnt a brilliant idea......their not suited to being on for a couple of hours. one of them caught fire and toppled over the pot, thankfully i was far enough away from it. the safety gear i had on was a pair of welders gauntlets and a pair of safety goggles.

anyway, lit up the 2nd one i had and melted away. the lead i had was old and had a lot of gunk on it. i found the easiest way to clean it was to melt it, let it go cool and then srcape it off with a flat head screw driver, topple it out of the pot and scrape the bottom too.

i heated the molds for the 1st 2 leads i did and after that the mold was hot enough to stop the molten lead cooling too quickly. i managed about 40 weights before i ran out of lead.

i've rang around and can get 18kgs of lead for 51(43) which works out pretty cheap. grip leads here can cost anything from 1.50-2.50 depending on where you go and which ones you want.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

These are the leads that I make for beach fishing

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

i have noticed that u r havin trouble getttin lead mate i am a metal roofer an come across the stuff all the time if you need any you can have it for free if u want posting you can pay the postage but its heavy i have mates who r from all over the country were r u ?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I appologise for the reply just read your post properly it just so happens that i have 2 mates who live in the hill who work for the council doin roofin i could speak to them if thats any good mate paul
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

I would be prepared to meet at Preston and would make your weights for 50% of the lead. That way we would both save money
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:39 am Reply with quote Back to top

I get my lead from tyre garages, old wheel weights, or car battries
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

Problem with wheel weights is that they are now making them out of another type of metal with little or no lead content.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

i have a lot of trouble getting lead these days it seems that its getting rather scarce now apart from in the big cities were there is lots of old property being demolished, my plumber friend rarely comes across it anymore. pity i used to make a lot of leads. hospital radio therapy units usually have tons of it but they are so bound by regulation they only dispose of it to licensed dealers

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

With the back door and kitchen window open all you need is a milkpan on the gas cooker,spoon for sludge,and mould and clamp on the draining board

Break the mould and drop the new weight into the sink of water

Extractor fan on....sorted

Make the weights you need then clean up and add the wires etc

You lot under the thumb or what big grin big grin big grin

Do a doz a session

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Her indoors would have my guts for garters!!! suprise suprise
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Floberlob......Floberlob......weeed lol

Oh god, that takes me back!

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Never seen a thread with so many views
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