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Once you have purged out all of the sulfuric acid,properly disposed of it, and drained any residualliquid out - a sledge hammer would probably be the best way. Keep in mind, however, that there is more in there than just lead. The plates are typically a lead/antimony/calcium alloy with vaying amounts of lead sulfate.
 

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How many holes do you want in your pants and shirt from messing with this stuff?
 

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As mentioned above, it's not worth messing with it. Takethe batteryto a disposal place. There is one on the corner of Fairfield and Palafox that will pay you a few bucks for a used battery. I saw the sign as I drove by. There are a fewothers in the Pensacola area. Then use the money to buy pure lead.
 

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i thought about this a couple months ago. research it on line. battery lead has some bad stuff in it. also i tore one apart and like mentioned earlier, it's not worth the trouble. i was told to ask tire stores for old wheel balance weights. ebay store- Guaranteed Sinkers- has free shipping and they are pretty cheap .
 

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Another supply spot for lead is a roofing business.



The lead boots that are taken off older roofs add up fast.
 

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I agree with the other guys on here because i spent 2 hours get about 3 pounds of lead out of a battery and dident think its was worth all the trouble i wont do it again.
 
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