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Old     (rocdog)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-21-2008, 11:27 AM Reply   
I need Lead! I have tried finding it everywhere and can not find it anywhere. Can anyone help? Where to find perferably Sacramento or surrounding areas.

Thanks
Dave
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       04-21-2008, 11:30 AM Reply   
http://www.pop-products.com/
Old     (rocdog)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-21-2008, 11:32 AM Reply   
I was hoping to find cheaper than that? Email me at dave@uniquesolutionsinc.org if you know where. Thanks
Old     (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-21-2008, 12:31 PM Reply   
go to your local tire store. they will have a ton (maybe more). just ask the manager.

Once you get it you'll have to bag it so it doesnt get nasties all over your boat.
Old     (5150)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-21-2008, 12:48 PM Reply   
if you are in sac try some of the racecar shops they sell lead bars anywhere from 10 to 50 pounds
Old     (njskier)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-21-2008, 2:49 PM Reply   
Get some small tool bags from Home Depot for $6 each, fill with tire weights (free). Each bag holds approx 65-70 lbs. 420 lbs. for $36!
Old     (mox369)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-21-2008, 3:27 PM Reply   
i heard you can melt the lead down in a baking pan....that sounds better than loose lead in a bag.. is this true?
i have talked to a few tire stores and they have a deal with Interstate Battery and they take ALL the lead.
Old     (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-21-2008, 3:31 PM Reply   
I'd contact interstate battery. go to the source.

If you put lead tire weights in tool bags...put the lead into plastic bags first (thick plastic bags)...then they wont get wet and get red/orange goo all over the place.

If you get lead blocks...go to home depot and get the stuff thats like paint, but hardens to a rubber (i think its for coating tools, etc). this will seal the lead and not get red/orange all over your boad from rust.
Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-21-2008, 3:58 PM Reply   
its called plasti-dip and is plastisol that you can use to coat stuff, like tools as wakeviolater said.

check plastidip.com they have spray on form as well as dip/paint on form
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       04-21-2008, 4:00 PM Reply   
Be careful melting lead down on your own. Pretty toxic stuff. I have PVC pipes filled with lead weights that work pretty well.
Old     (w00taz)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-21-2008, 4:16 PM Reply   
and the grease will pop molten crap all over you too. Do this where there is 0 chance of catching anything on fire too.
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       04-21-2008, 4:39 PM Reply   
i used to dig a small trench in the dirt about 12 inches long by 3 or 4 inches wide. then took the lead and used an old pot to melt it on a camping stove. once melted pour it into your trench and wait a while till its nice and cool. then you can put two of them together and put it in pvc and cap the ends. done deal.

i got all my lead from tire stores. just gotta find the low end ones. the bigger ones sell it to other companies but usually the trashy dirty ones have a ton of it.
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       04-21-2008, 11:19 PM Reply   
Check shooting ranges also. There is one off of Grantline rd.
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       04-21-2008, 11:37 PM Reply   
I believe fishing shops like Fisherman's Warehouse (off Folsom Blvd?) sells them in blocks for making lures and jigs. I could be wrong but worth a call.

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