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#11387242 - 02/02/16 04:30 PM How to cleanup tungsten weights?
Skeeterbrain Offline
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I have a lot of tungsten weights that have corrosion on them, anyone know how to
clean them up. Of course it is only the unpainted ones.

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#11387279 - 02/02/16 04:47 PM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Skeeterbrain]
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I know that this won't help now but, I try and find packets of silica gel in jerkey, new shoe boxes, ect... and place several packages in my cranks, hooks, weights, anything that could possibly have some water still on it. It really works well.

You might try one of those parts blasters.
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#11387299 - 02/02/16 04:54 PM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Skeeterbrain]
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Could probably use a rock tumbler with some sort of glass bead media. I didn't know that Tungsten corroded.

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#11387307 - 02/02/16 04:59 PM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Skeeterbrain]
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Just like cleaning a battery post. Use baking soda in a thick solution on a damp cloth. It is a one at a time deal; but it comes off quickly.
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#11387506 - 02/02/16 06:43 PM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Skeeterbrain]
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Never seen one corrode . confused

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#11387520 - 02/02/16 06:47 PM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Skeeterbrain]
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Once you get them cleaned, you can get them real hot with a torch and then drop in cold water. Will turn a Black Nickel Color and will not come off.
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#11387551 - 02/02/16 06:58 PM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Skeeterbrain]
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Your fish are too picky.

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#11388019 - 02/02/16 10:05 PM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Skeeterbrain]
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Fish spit works pretty good. I put mine in my ultrasonic cleaner that I clean my brass with before I reload. Distilled water and case cleaner solution. Works pretty good.
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#11393939 - 02/05/16 09:53 AM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Skeeterbrain]
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#11393985 - 02/05/16 10:05 AM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Joey Watts]
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Originally Posted By: Joey Watts
Once you get them cleaned, you can get them real hot with a torch and then drop in cold water. Will turn a Black Nickel Color and will not come off.


May have to try this one...


They don't seem to last long enough to corrode in my boat..
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#11395572 - 02/05/16 08:43 PM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Skeeterbrain]
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a tumbler with walnut shells may work, That's what ive used to polish brass for when I do reloading
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#11395811 - 02/05/16 11:05 PM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: fishnfireman]
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Originally Posted By: fishnfireman
Never seen one corrode . confused


Yeah, me either!!
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#11395865 - 02/06/16 12:33 AM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Skeeterbrain]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Send them to me but when I return them, they'll look like lead.

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#11396224 - 02/06/16 09:35 AM Re: How to cleanup tungsten weights? [Re: Skeeterbrain]
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