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Old 09-28-2006, 03:32 PM
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best way to find a leaded seam

Hi Guys -

I need to find a leaded seam (and clean it out)between the outer rocker and the dogleg of my quarter panels (1964 imapala). Whats the best way to go about this? I've got a general idea where it is, but I don't want to start sanding through the paint to find it due to lead dust.

Would it be best just to start heating the area up with a propane torch until the lead starts to melt? (assuming its lead)

any help is appreciated. Thanks


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The torch will find it but you'll also be burning paint-more toxic material. Sand the area down using a respirator and rubber gloves if you're worried, find the seam and melt it out.
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How about a magnet? It would need to be narrow, but by sliding it slowly I think you could feel when it lost grip when going over the lead.
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