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    You're a doll! Will do just that. Thanks. sas

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    Or do it over a charcoal barbecue, in a disposable foil tray.

    Edited to add: I wasn't going to say this because you probably know it already, and then I came back and said it anyway just in case. When melting metal of unknown provenance, always do it in a well-ventilated area in case of any toxic fumes. Old pewter may well contain lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Non Serviam View Post
    Or do it over a charcoal barbecue, in a disposable foil tray.

    Edited to add: I wasn't going to say this because you probably know it already, and then I came back and said it anyway just in case. When melting metal of unknown provenance, always do it in a well-ventilated area in case of any toxic fumes. Old pewter may well contain lead.
    That's why you get modern pewter which is just tin with copper or antimony. I mean pewter is mainly used for like plates and mugs so it cannot legally contain lead anymore.
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    Thanks! Chemistry was my high school major, so, yes, I was concerned about lead. I did not know newer pewter did not have it. I always tell people not to drink out of those pewter steins. So now know it's the older ones. Interesting. I watch out for painted old plates, too. And, some countries of origin.

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    I searched online and found these guys, if it helps.
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    NS.....I love you! Yes, I'd rather open my wallet than be over a flame. I do not cook. I have a man for that. Smiles and thanks!

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    I recently had to paint an aluminum stock car for a bosses going away present, the only thing I learned from that is that primer is important. Apart from that it's not that much different than traditional painting. IMO that is.

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    Start with a top-quality acrylic latex primer,and then finish with a good-quality acrylic latex paint. Heads up: The higher the paint sheen, the easier it is to wash and clean the surface.

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