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Thread: Plastic Wheel Weight

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    Plastic Wheel Weight

    I have never seen a plastic wheel weight, this is a first.

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    Yup, seen plenty when changing tires at my shop. They also have stick on weights that are made of some kind of rubberized polymer. Definitely don't want those getting in the smelt pot. Smoke and stink like crazy.
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    I have spent the last 35 years as a big truck mechanic and we are just now seeing the zinc ones, this puppy is brand new to me. I was thinking the same thing about one sneaking into the pot!! Nasty!!

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    Not common but I always have a few in a bucket

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    Yeah i see alot of these, i believe they are steel, covered in plastic

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    I've found a few of those. At least they are easy to spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakehouse2012 View Post
    Yeah i see alot of these, i believe they are steel, covered in plastic

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    I believe you are correct, I found one the other day like that. Tap it on something and it had a metallic sound. Got out my knife and started peeling it, there is a metal core. I've been slacking but been meaning to take a magnet and see if it sticks.

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    I find more and more of the plastic covered steel weights and they come in several different sizes.

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    She is plastic thru and thru, no core.....😁

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    Not trying to hi-jack your thread Reddirt62, but how long do you guys think it would take for one of these plastic weights to break down into the earth? 2 or 3 thousand years? Just thinking ya know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 472x1B/A View Post
    Not trying to hi-jack your thread Reddirt62, but how long do you guys think it would take for one of these plastic weights to break down into the earth? 2 or 3 thousand years? Just thinking ya know.
    If I understand how this type of thing works, plastics don't really break down in the ground. Organic matter, paper, cardboard, etc will biodegrade and return to the earth.

    Plastic, as I have understood it, will photo-degrade in sunlight. Even so, it doesn't break down. Rather, it retains it composition - or continues to be plastic. It may break apart into smaller and smaller pieces, but it is still plastic.

    Kind of cool and sad all at the same time when you think about it.

    I wonder what happens with glass...

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    Glass is sand!

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    Some plastics are made out of corn, and they are very bio-degradable. At least that's what they tell us all the time. But 1 type of plastic among the hundreds of them isn't to common.
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    My friend with a GM car dealership put me onto these weights coming probably 5 or 6 years back.Robert

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    Ive seen them through my shop over the past year. Not to popular of an option yet. Corporate went away with lead a few years back accept for stick ons that I outsource for. The only WW offerings I have now are all steel

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    Florida is buying ground up glass to replace washed out beaches.

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    Plastic wheel weights are out there and getting more common as is the rubber ones. Our tire supply guy said we will see a caulking tube style weight past at some point. Where you simply just caulk gun on a slither of it. He says it's designed to stick to just about anything but easily scrapped off. Unlike some of the SOWW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dondiego View Post
    Glass is sand!
    and there is a lot of sand that should be turned into glass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdfoxinc View Post
    Florida is buying ground up glass to replace washed out beaches.
    I see the state getting sued over silicosis if this is true. Glass is part sand but is dangerous if you breathe the glass dust or ingest glass particles.
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    I have found plastic TURDs in my WWs also..More and more Steal and Zinc..I've started separating Zinc to save, at one time I got some good scrape $ out of them. There are a few that make cannon balls out of them also..

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