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Thread: Melting Stick On Wheel Weights

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    Melting Stick On Wheel Weights

    Any way to remove the double stick tape before melting or do I have to put up with the smoke until I get it scrapped off the melted lead?

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    I just melt them. Removing it first would be a time wasting pita.

    Melt in a pot with a lid. It will keep a lot of fumes contained. Then stand up wind and hold your breath.

    Fumes are horrible on some things.

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    Hydrocarbons are a good flux ..... sorta

    I just pick a time when the wind takes the nasty smoke the right direction and get'er done. As said, a lid helps in the early stages.
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    When we lived in the city-
    I did those late at night during the winter or the heat of the summer when nobody had their windows open.
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    I use a weed burner torch directed at the top of the melt. Burns off most of the nasty smoke. Don't over do it.

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    I did 10 lbs of them just this afternoon. Furst time I've had to melt some lead

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    A bath in acetone for a few hours will dissolve the glue. Extra step, but if you not want to put all that hydrocarbon garbage in the atmosphere, use acetone (or lacquer thinner)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangerjim View Post
    A bath in acetone for a few hours will dissolve the glue. Extra step, but if you not want to put all that hydrocarbon garbage in the atmosphere, use acetone (or lacquer thinner)
    I just tossed left over acetone, mineral spirits, etc in a bucket with lid. Left them to soak a few days and came out totally clean.

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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