Thread: Mystery Metal
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Old June 17, 2012, 12:00 AM   #9
Join Date: March 29, 2010
Location: Eastern Iowa USA
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Metal ID

Did you try the wire cutter test? Take a pair of sidecutters (for wire) and put your mystery metal in the jaws and squeeze....if you can make a dent, it's a lead alloy. If it's too hard to dent, it's probably zinc or steel.
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