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#6457035 - 04/29/12 07:23 PM Re: What's the going rate for wheel weights? [Re: DocRocket]
Otis Offline
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I bought a 5 gal. bucket at local metal yard a few weeks ago, not a month, paid 23.00 it weighted just past 100 lbs.
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#6515579 - 05/18/12 10:03 AM Re: What's the going rate for wheel weights? [Re: Otis]
bruinruin Offline
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Registered: 03/19/06
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Loc: Tip of the Mitten
Well, the shop I was trying to buy wheel weights from doesn't want to give me a price to pay, so I checked into another local shop a couple minutes ago and lucked into a pretty good deal-he's got 4 buckets sitting on the shop floor and said he'll sell 'em for $25 each. I'm going back in a couple minutes with the truck and $100. Whoo-hoo. That'll give me somewhere in the neighborhood of about 500lbs of WW's to smelt and pour into ingots. Now I've gotta get some .430 and .358 moulds.
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#6516876 - 05/18/12 05:50 PM Re: What's the going rate for wheel weights? [Re: bruinruin]
BT99 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/06
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Loc: Pa.
I have about 200-250 pounds of scrap lead sitting in my garage.
Anybody wants it, come get it. For nothing, just get it out of here.

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#6516943 - 05/18/12 06:10 PM Re: What's the going rate for wheel weights? [Re: BT99]
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Loc: Isle of "Q"
PM incoming.
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#6519083 - 05/19/12 02:03 PM Re: What's the going rate for wheel weights? [Re: Captain]
bruinruin Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 12168
Loc: Tip of the Mitten
I got the WWs yesterday and brought them home. Today I weighed the buckets and it totaled up to 500 lbs. That makes close to 600lbs with the little bit of WWs I already had.

I should be set for a little while. grin
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#6520771 - 05/20/12 06:56 AM Re: What's the going rate for wheel weights? [Re: bruinruin]
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Registered: 02/15/08
Posts: 343
Loc: outside Lansing mI
Now the fun part cleaning them up!! I hate to sort them but must do it. Clint
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#6567077 - 06/04/12 06:28 PM Re: What's the going rate for wheel weights? [Re: clintsfolly]
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Registered: 11/18/06
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My source charges me 16 cents a pound for lead scrap - which includes clip-on wheel weights, and battery clamps, and lots of waste and crap I have to seperate before I get to the melt.

I avoid stick-on WW's as they are high in Zinc content!

But don't overlook sources for softer lead like battery clamps. wink

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#6568084 - 06/05/12 05:33 AM Re: What's the going rate for wheel weights? [Re: StubbleDuck]
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Registered: 02/15/08
Posts: 343
Loc: outside Lansing mI
The stickon's that you can twist are lead. zinc and steel will not twist by hand . Clint
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#6597063 - 06/15/12 06:11 PM Re: What's the going rate for wheel weights? [Re: clintsfolly]
MissouriEd Offline
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Registered: 07/14/04
Posts: 3753
Loc: Between somewhere and nowhere
I picked up 55lbs of clean wheel weights today for $10.
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#7097327 - 11/21/12 09:45 AM Re: What's the going rate for wheel weights? [Re: MissouriEd]
Burleyboy Offline
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Registered: 11/18/04
Posts: 2595
Loc: Idaho
I just picked up a bucket that looks like someone poured motor oil or something similar on them. I suppose they'll melt ok but it could get smokey. I'm a little worried about throwing more of them into an already hot melt. It might pop like water going in.

Bb

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