Old 02-11-06, 07:40 PM
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I was trying to lead around the edges of a door on a '29 ford i'm building. I was usind 20/80 tin and lead mix, but it was crumbling on me any ideas?
Old 02-23-06, 03:24 PM
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I haven't done any lead work on cars.
I would say you not getting the lead and steel hot enough.
The metal should be hot enough to melt the lead by its self without the flame.
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that's practically a lost art. the metal needs to be hot enough to hold the lead but not allow it to run off or be cold enough for what is happening to you. just looking at the time period, i'd guess they were not using any kind of blend. a body shop manager friend of mine was helping me with a 71 camaro and when we moved some lead trying to straighten a roof he said they just bondo it and move on. try a plumbing wholesaler for lead bars and you'll need some wooden applicators. i'll bet there are a couple web sites that discuss the process. have fun with the project.

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