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Old April 1, 2013, 08:47 PM   #3
243winxb
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A lead tin alloy will get softer over time. How long i dont know. Alloys with antimony dont do this. Antimony, if water dropped, full hardness is reached later depending on the % of antimony. 2% about 2 weeks. 6% full hardness in 1 hour. http://www.keytometals.com/page.aspx...site=ktn&NM=88 Correction- Lead tin alloys-
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. Lead-tin alloys, for example, may recrystailize immediately and completely at room temperature
I guess this means the alloy retains the same BHN ? But i seem to remember reading it gets softer with time, some where??

Last edited by 243winxb; April 3, 2013 at 11:08 AM. Reason: . Lead-tin alloys, for example, may recrystailize immediately and completely at room temperature
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