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a fluxing question

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a fluxing question

it should work. Ive tried a couple others too. They leave a little oily film on top of the melt that you have to skim off if your ladle casting. No korode seem to have a little less of this.
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a fluxing question

thats why the printers used lynot. + a alloy highter in tin and antimony to repace the tin and ant. that was lost in reusing there lead.
hammerhead357 said:
Alright I will jump in here and say I once had an old time printer show me that you did not have to flux linotype. This gentleman would simply stir and scrape the sides and bottom and only get what appeared to be dirt and junk. This he would throw away, as far as I know he never fluxed the pots on the lino machines. This guy had been at this for pobably 35 yrs when he showed me this. I have used this somewhat with some degree of success anyone else ? Wes
Re: Alloy element segregation

if they truely do not seperate why is it that my local printer who by the way does flux but says it can be carried to far has lynotype plus a alloy that is higher in tin and antimony then even monotype that is sold to him to replenish the tin and antimony lost when reusing a lynotype alloy. If it cast seperate where is it going? He regularly tests his lead and adjust its content. You wont tell him that they cant seperate.
joeb33050 said:
The mush on top of the lead pot is not tin or antimony or arsenic or any oxide of any of these. It is small balls of dirt surrounded by semi-melted alloy. Scrape off the mush, save it, melt it, get it hot, flux it, and you'll have alloy with very little black powder=the dirt. Alloy elements don't segregate or selectively oxidize. A little density testing will prove it to you. Try it.
joe b.
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