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By Joe Umali (dakid) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 9:43 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Where can one get lead bars cheap in NorCal? Lookin' to get about 400lbs.

Thanks.

 
By Mark Mascari (mmascari) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 9:50 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Proflight Towers in Modesto sells coated 65lb bricks... I think for ~$35.


 
By John Hovde (mastercraft7100) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 10:11 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Tire Stores they will give lead for free.
 
By MARK KISSEL (flyer) on Tuesday, February 03, 2004 - 8:18 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I got old elevator weights from a scrap metal yard for 30 cents a lb. Nice bricks 60 lbs each. Check it out
 
By Brett Davis (bdavis) on Tuesday, February 03, 2004 - 9:09 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Uh, Joe, where's Norcal? That near Norco?
 
By Joe Umali (dakid) on Tuesday, February 03, 2004 - 9:24 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
NorCal = Northern California
 
By dane (greatdane) on Tuesday, February 03, 2004 - 10:58 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Joe,

Last year Proflight sold their 65 lb coated new lead bars for about $50 each at the boat show. And, on the last day of the show they were blowing them out for $35 each - I got 6 - I guess they did not want to ship them back.

The same new lead uncoated can be purchased for $0.50/lb at ALCO in San Leandro (just south of the Oakland Airport off of 880).

http://www.alcometals.com/default.htm

Coating can be done by the novice but it costs and it is a lot of work. I recommend Proflight. They do a real nice job.

 
By dane (greatdane) on Tuesday, February 03, 2004 - 11:47 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The proflight bars - sweet!

lead

 
By TY-one-on (typhoon) on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 6:20 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
i can get those same bars for .32 a pound and jsut coated them with dip it.
 
By TY-one-on (typhoon) on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 6:21 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
check recycling shops
 
By Jack Knight (mooch) on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 10:25 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
What about so.cal. I can get lead Ingot bricks for $0.96 a lbs down here but $.50 a lbs. sounds better. Coat them with a do it yourself paint on bed liner like line-x?
 
By wake_fun (wake_fun) on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 10:34 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I went to the show last Saturday and they wanted $60 for a 65lb bar. Maybe I should go there this Sunday.............
 
By TY-one-on (typhoon) on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 10:35 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
call a metal recycler and you can get them for about .30-.40 per pound.
 
By Jack Knight (mooch) on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 5:41 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Found a metal recycler.Clean lead ingots for .30 per pound.
 
By chuck kober (onealrep) on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 7:37 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Jack,

Where'd you find that at?

 
By Jack Knight (mooch) on Saturday, February 07, 2004 - 10:40 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
chuck, It was trash. but I found a place in Riverside and I am going to go look at it next week. When I talked to them on the phone they said they have 2000lbs sheets of clean lead. I will let you know next week.
 
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