I hear you. We get ours from a local fastener and supply wholesaler. Never any trouble getting lead wheel weights. Dunno what the other posters are talking about thoughI have a guy that comes to the shop and pays 20 bucks for a 5 gallon bucket of used lead weights. That said, lead weights are getting hard to get and I am buying all the new ones I can because I dont like steel and zinc weights
They'll stay if whoever is balancing does a good job cleaning. But we will always hit clip-on weights to steeled unless we're totally out.As for going away, or they now using only the stick on weights, or is there a suitable clip on replacement - like tungsten. The stick on weights likely won't stay on a steel wheel, especially if its at all rusty.
Whoever leaves the old weights on is cheating. If you want to do right, get rid of it all and start with 0 weights.When you have stick on weights....and do a balance...do you normally run it up with the current weights on the wheel to see if the balance is still good or do you remove them and start with no weights?? Just wondering...
When you have stick on weights....and do a balance...do you normally run it up with the current weights on the wheel to see if the balance is still good or do you remove them and start with no weights?? Just wondering...
They stay initially. Sometimes balance is good, but not often. Sometimes you just need to remove part of the old weight, sometimes you need to add. And sometimes the balance is totally off and you have to start from scratch
I can see doing this after a patch repair if you remount the tire in the same orientation, but with a new tire? Balance is virtually never the same.
round here we now use a metals place for our old weights. Doesn’t pay much but least we aren’t throwing them in dumpster like some places doThe only ones still metal are the PFE weights for steel wheels. All old weights collected are considered hazardous waste and disposed off properly by our claims team.
When I did, I gave them to my uncle, who loads his own ammunition.What do you folks that work at a tire shop do with your old lead wheel weights and wheel weights in general? We take ours to scrap place near me. One co worker takes some for making sinkers and muzzleloader balls