Hey everybody, I found a link to this forum on Crappie.com. I have molded huge bank sinkers, egg sinkers, and small jig heads. After reading some of these post, it's a wonder that I haven't been visited by a whole herd of "Tinsel Fairies"
I need to know a little more about "fluxing" and what materials are best to do it with.
All I'll mold these days are crappie jig heads and egg sinkers up to 3 oz. I have a Lee 10 pound pot. I started cleaning it out tonight and couldn't believe the amount of trash and dirt in the bottom. No wonder I couldn't keep the spout clean.
Any help on cleaning the rust and stuff out of my pot will be appreciated. I have a wide variety of scrap lead to clean. I plan to do this out in the yard on a propane fish cooker.
I have a pretty good amount of roof flashing lead. It seams very soft. Is this a good source for the purest lead to start with? I will be pouring some 1/32 oz. jig heads and split shots and pinch on leads. These need to bend easily to close.
Last question for now, how do I test the purity of my ingots after I flux and clean my lead?
Thanks and I look forward to hearing you guys inputs,