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Thread: Tinsel fairy, getting metal off concrete?

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    Boolit Master pls1911's Avatar
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    With determination, all the the methods above work well.
    Picks were not required when peeling a lead sheets off the garage ceiling, floor, or off Levis.

    Post casting session clean-up and remelt of sprue chips and lead debris from the floor also managed to include an dirt, dust, and an errant primer.
    A near full 20 pound pot can get half empty PDQ... fortunately mostly straight up.
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    I tap it with anything heavier than my hand, usually causes an end or edge to lift enough that it can be lifted with ease. But most it won't stick count of the Eds red already on the deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
    Smelting some pewter and I got a big eruption. I was wearing safety gear, but some splotches got out past the tarp and landed on the concrete of the patio I was set up on. Any easy way to get it off the concrete surface? Wire brush?
    I cast on concrete as well, and just recently figured out an easy way to get it off. I just pour a bit of molten lead on the little solid bits of lead that are stuck on the concrete. It bonds with the small bit on the concrete and then you have a larger overall piece that you can usually just pick off with your fingers or a stick or something.

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    My floor is too dirty for lead to stick to.........

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    The concrete driveway where I smelt is full of splotches of lead and dross. I leave it to weather off. Just as long as kids don't start peeling it off and eating it.
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    The quickest and best way that I found is exactly what 3030 said. I take a ladle and pour a little bit of lead over the splotches let it cool and easily peel it up, remelt it and do it again and again. I now have about a 1 pound chunk of lead that I’ll never use for casting since it has so much sand from the driveway, but it sure has served a good purpose.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check