The graphite spray really helped with release of the ingots on the prototypes. But, then again, you could just leave them out in the rain and let them rust real good. I however like the nice clean look of the graphite instead of rust color.Thanks - just added that to the grocery list for later today!
Depends on what type you’re looking for. You can try scrap yards and get anything from wheel weights to pure lead. Tire shops will usually sell or give away wheel weights. I haven’t bought any recently and the last ton I bought was already alloyed into ingots with tin and antimony. There was a member on here awhile back that had a source for pure lead from x ray rooms but I can’t remember his name at the moment.Off topic, some. But where do you guys find your lead ? There is a fellow in Laurel who has tons, but it ain’t really on my way to anywhere.
Thats why I said the $2.50 is inflated price. The price is $6.41 /5lb ingot. It was $5 something a few months back when I emailed them about the price and size of the ingot which was mis-labeled as a pound. They told me it was for a 5lb ingot.Well, I don’t know for sure but…..I just ordered five 5lb. ingots of Plumber’s lead from SouthernPipe.com for $6.41 per ingot plus tax. That’s a $1.28 per pound. This of course is shipped for $12. But once I put in my credit card info, it said shipping was free.
So it is either $32.05 including taxes with free shipping or $47.13 with shipping. To my door.
A counter guy at Southern pipe in Meridian quoted my a price of $3.62 per pound and said he had only 7 pounds on hand. Plus Meridian is a 45 mile drive.
Seems a lot cheaper online.
Let’s give this a few days and see how long this is going to take and if the price is correct.
I’ll post when I know something.
AgreedIt seems like everyone is digging into your pocket, even scrap dealers. They are only paying up to a buck a pound for it.
I went to tree tire places yesterday to inquire about used wheel weights, they all seemed as if they had gold. LOL They can keep their treasure. I just want lead.