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The melting point of body lead is relatively low. Use a soft flame with an oxy-acetylene torch or equivalent. Move the torch around the lead until it starts to melt. Don't overheat the panel or the lead will be the least of your problems. Use a wooden stirring stick or equivalent soaked in ATF to wipe off the bulk of the lead (oil doesn't allow the lead to stick to it). Follow up with steel wool (w/gloves) to wipe off the remaining lead. There will still be a thin "tinned" layer left on the panel, but this can be removed by sanding. Wear a respirator or hold your breath.

Like body filler, lead should be applied in a thin layer. Heavily applied lead is a sign of an amateur as well as unneccesary ballest.

Hope this helps,
Sherwood
Old 01-03-2004, 02:27 PM
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