Cleaning Lead Sinkers & Jigheads

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rivermandave

Cleaning Lead Sinkers & Jigheads

Post by rivermandave » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:07 am

How many times over the years have you seen lead sinkers and jigheads get that funky coating on them?

I tried Coca Cola several years ago (aka battery cleaner)...didn't work. crazysmilie -duh

Today...I tried a product called CLR.


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You can tell when the batch is finished because the foam will disappear.


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End product...like new again. thumbsupsmilie clapclap

Once you have cleaned the amount you need to...rinse & soak them in hot water for about 15 minutes to remove any CLR residue.

I'm sure this would work on jigheads too...and I would bet the CLR won't harm the plastic fiber weedguards.


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This stuff will ALSO work on metal spoons & such that have gotten that bluish-green "crystalization" on them. yay

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Re: Cleaning Lead Sinkers & Jigheads

Post by vince. » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:18 am

Great idea thumbsupsmilie .

Not very good for your health, Lead oxide was responsible for the early deaths of many in the lead industry in times past in Britain.

Probably not a big threat, but still a great way to eliminate that risk clapclap .
Regards.....Vince.

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