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Huge advice,
When melting down Wheel weights, do not try to heat them up too fast or get the lead too hot. The reason for this is when you do it slowly or the right temp, the lead weight will melt alone, leaving the non lead weights not melted (such as zinc).

If you over cook the batch with too much heat, then you could end up melting the non lead type weights, which will mix with the lead and ruin it.

My method for reclaiming wheel weights is to get a small amount stated first (melted) using a electric plate type burner, then add more weight in as I scoop some of the lead out. This allows the temp to be more controlled, and the non lead weights removed long before they start to melt.
 
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