Lead tinning.

Posted: November 9, 2006 By: braindead

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    I made my first attempt a lead work this past week on my 35 Olds.
    I’ve a nasty little seam where the car was merged with the rear section of a 47 Ford pickup cab; just behind the Olds “B” pillars. Given the amount of metal work that was done and the quality of the welds I wanted to cover this section up with lead.
    I bought Eastwood’s Tinning Butter and attempt my first try on a bullet headlamp bucket. I sandblasted the part, painted on the butter, heated it to a golden brown; washed it with baking soda and then rinsed with acetone. When I attempted to apply the 30/70 lead bar the lead just rolled off. Nothing stuck to the lamp; zippo, nadda, squat! What am I doing wrong ? 🙁

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