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If yu want colored weights but dont wanna spend the extra cash on them... get a can of auto primer and then cans of whatever colors ya want.

Shoot the weights with primer. Let dry. Then shoot them with the colors you want. After they are dry to the touch, put them on a cookie sheet and stick em in a low set (200 or so degrees) oven and let them bake for 15 or so minutes. The baking, I have found, will help the paint stay on better. I have done this quite a bunch. I honestly dont notice much of a difference between painted and unpainted but I really dont like shiny weights.

Another thing you can do, not with lead though, only with brass and steel and other hard metal weights, is to light up a propane torch and hit each weight with the flame for about 10 to 15 seconds. That will "blue" them and kill the shineyness nicely. I actually prefer to do that rather than painting them. It's a lot less hassle.

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