Cleaning Lead Melting Pots/Accessories

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by DemolitionMan, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    I was wondering what the best way/time to clean lead molding equipment???DemoMan
     
  2. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    About the only thing I have found which needs cleaning is my Lees Production Pot IV. I use one of those flat sticks you stir paint with and clean the sides and bottom. The crud, like other crud, floats. Then you dip it out. A small bent piece of wire, held by pliers is used to clean the pour spout. Other than that, maybe a real light stroke or two with a steel brush for the molds...and make that a "light" stroke. Then oil the pins and hinges... your good to go.
     

  3. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    AwShucks,

    That's good enough for me....I'm new at this and did'nt know what to do....Thanks for the info.....DemoMan
     
  4. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    You take it easy with that hot lead... it will bring tears to your eyes real quick... makes you loose your temper too.
     
  5. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    It'll bring more than tears....lol....But on the second pour things was better....My problem is my shaking so bad, I can't hit the hole...lol....That's the part that gets under my skin....But the second pour was a little "wrinkled", but I done a good job...Even weighted em and was amazed at how close the molds were.....Only about 5/100th's off on the worst one.....DemoMan