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Hot Lead spray gun

Next month we start to do some body work on our 52Fiper project.
We have a old very unique European leading gun where there were only a hand full of are made ( modern bondo came in at the same time in the 60's - 70's therefor the marketing of this tool was doomed and very low numbers were produced)
Today with the new lead free leads the tool is a very useful body tool , of course we only use it with very good protection.
Tool works as followed it has a cub that holds the lead , a propane burner under the cub that heats up the lead, than just like a spray gun it is hooked up to a airhose and the hot lead can be sprayed like a liquid.
The metal has to be pre-tint to make the lead bond, after that you can flow the lead and have an almost unlimited thickness. Nice flow and ready for minimum filing

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Old 10-09-2010, 01:31 PM
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sounds pretty interesting.
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Lead spray gun pictures

Here the picture of the tool we use, it works great, but best is to work the metal that it does not need filling

Cheers Ben and Mika

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Have you actually used it??? I was wondering how the lead would stick to the metal if the metal wasnt heated to the proper temp...Kinda like dripping hot lead on the car ,it just sits there,not really stuck on good...
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The Non lead will he heated up to a liquid and then sprayed on , soon as it hit the colder metal it will burn into the pre tinned area and cool down, no drips.
You have to apply thin layers ,
Runs will only appear when you spray to long on one area
The lead than has not the time to release its heat and will create a puddle that will run down. same as paint if you put a too heavy coat on it will run.
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Wish I had one. Sounds like a great concept.
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Ok, I got it now... pre tinned (treated,heated and lightly coated with lead or leadless) the hot lead melts into a leaded surface...it DOES sound cool...Ok ,so now ,whats a 52 fiper ????
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52Fiper is our project truck
http://www.americandreamcars.ca/html...t10_viper.html

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WHOOOOO,That is awsome.I'm glad I asked..
Thats really nice..
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Years ago a fellow came by the shop and demonstrated a gun that sprayed aluminum. It had a grinder that ground aluminum wire into a dust and sprayed it across a flame and onto the surface. It attached to a standard oxy/acetylene torch and used shop air. And it worked! It stuck good to well prepped metal. Didn't have enough money to buy it and haven't seen one sense.
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Years ago a fellow came by the shop and demonstrated a gun that sprayed aluminum. It had a grinder that ground aluminum wire into a dust and sprayed it across a flame and onto the surface. It attached to a standard oxy/acetylene torch and used shop air. And it worked! It stuck good to well prepped metal. Didn't have enough money to buy it and haven't seen one sense.
I had a set of headers "Alumacoated" back before the Jet-Hot days. They lasted good, but were a b**ch to clean.

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Lead Spray Gun.

Gentlemen; about the posting of the lead spray gun. There were several companied that made them. I have two at the present time. One is a Brents and off hand I cannot remember the other. To use the Brents lead gun you had two connections. One to an air compressor and rubber hose connected to the acetylene-oxygen tanks. Lead sticks were feed into a small box in the front part of the gun were a flame melt the lead. The metal to be lead was sandblasted or taken down to bare metal, the wiped with a tinning solution that changed the bare metal to a copper look. Then comes a dangerous step but can be performed with care. Steel wool was dipped into mercury and wiped on the area to be leaded. This tinned the metal. I use a long handled pliers to hold the steel wool while dipping into the mercury and wipping on the metal. After this the lead was spraied on the metal until the desired thickness of lead was built-up.
If any of you out ther have any printed info on these lead guns Please pass them on.
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