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Fe vs Zinc lead. Compared

times   2016-11-26


Though steel and zinc have emerged as the leading alternatives to lead wheel weights, steel has emerged as the superior choice to zinc for the following eight reasons:


1. Greater Accuracy

Porosity occurs during the casting process when pockets of air are trapped inside the wheel weight body, making zinc wheel weights lighter than designed and leading to inconsistent weight based on accepted industry standards. Shengshiweiye wheel weights are formed from a solid piece of steel rather than cast in a mold. That means zero porosity and results in a more accurate balance done right the first time, every time.


Fe clip on wheel weight raw material

2.Environmentally Friendly

The EPA classifies steel as 100% environmentally friendly. Conversely, the EPA classifies zinc as a secondary water contaminant, and other environmental agencies cite zinc as a toxin with adverse effects to the environment and our health.

3. Recyclable

For years, the majority of scrap wheel weights have been recycled for use in battery manufacturing. In fact, the vast majority of lead salvaged from recycled wheel weights is used in the production of new car batteries. Recently, however, several industry sources have warned that their recycling programs for wheel weights are in jeopardy due to the multiple metals now found in the recycling stream.

Only steel can be easily and economically separated from lead in the conversion process.

4. Easy Application

We know that it is essential for a wheel weight to be easy to apply. Our engineers are focused on this.and we regularly test the  product against competitive products to ensure that  delivers the highest-quality and easiest-to-apply wheel weights in the industry.


Fe clip on wheel weight

5. More Cost-Effective

Studies show that steel prices are expected to remain comparatively constant, but zinc and lead prices will most likely continue to be volatile, directly impacting the price you pay for zin cand lead wheel weights.

6.Higher Corrosion Resistance

Shengshiweiye wheel weights are treated with an OE industry-approved metallic coating that enhances the wheel weights’ corrosion resistance and protects wheel appearance. This unique coating will not chip and delivers nearly three times the corrosion resistance than traditional polyester topcoat.


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Fe Wheel Balance weight


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