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    Today, 09:37 AM
    Love those knee caps... almost model quality...lol...lol
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    01-17-2018, 04:53 PM
    No Hi-Tek. I'm talking about a full size house oven the is a Convection oven with a fan in it already.These are OK. Are the convection ovens not modified any good?Convection ovens without fans can work, but not ideal. I have a house oven I use...
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    01-17-2018, 07:34 AM
    Tony N, A straight convection oven is not the best thing to use. If you can get one (second hand) usually thrown out, then install a fan through the wall. Fan forced circulation is required to bake the whole tray evenly and also speed up baking...
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    01-14-2018, 05:10 PM
    I like the Black 1035, it's becoming one of my favorites
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    01-13-2018, 02:06 AM
    Right again. The aim is to make sure, that first coat is well bonded, and it does not have to look pretty. Second coat makes it pretty, and covers imperfections left with first coat. What is now becoming more clear is, that it seems that coating...
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    01-12-2018, 06:19 AM
    Great plan. You are on top of things. I am glad you are having success. Keep all updated with your on going results.
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    01-12-2018, 06:05 AM
    That is a great set up. In the Green bucket, you may have enough to recycle and re-use. What seems to happen, with time, and using the coating system, each load with added coating can become much too much coating, then, each made up coating dose...
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    01-12-2018, 03:50 AM
    Great question. My guess is that the coating will dissolve, but more slowly. It may be simply better to put in the uncoated alloy with the MEK, put a lid on it, and shake. Leave it for a little while, and shake again. Examine and if its working,...
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    01-11-2018, 08:33 PM
    Kevin c, The great thing with this coating is, that you can recover and re-cycle product back into solution if it has not been baked. As Trevor said, you can wash all containers and recycle dried residues, then use wash solvent to make a new...
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    01-11-2018, 01:39 AM
    Popper, I don't know about temperature band comparisons, but it would be interesting to run powder coating at 250C and see what happens. As posted several times previously, the Hi-TEK coating only requires 3 minutes to fully cure after reaching...
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    01-08-2018, 09:03 AM
    Grmps I think that he is located in down under area, not in US.
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    01-08-2018, 02:35 AM
    Coating container wash mostly is OK for first coat. Keep in mind, that first coat will always be or should be very thin, and may appear uneven, blotchy. After thorough drying and baking of first coat, if smash test is OK and solvent rub test is OK,...
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    01-08-2018, 02:23 AM
    I don't know if Candy Apple will suit or not?
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    01-08-2018, 01:17 AM
    You are correct it is Kryptonite Green. It must have been my bloodshot crossed eyes from Christmas celebrations. It looks like I chose wrong picture to upload. Here is correct one (I hope)
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    01-07-2018, 05:54 AM
    Picture of Zombie Green or Zombie Killers as some call it...
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    01-07-2018, 05:13 AM
    They look great. Looks like you have mastered the coating system. Well done.
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    01-05-2018, 07:51 PM
    Avenger, politicians and global warming.......... don't start me up with this...... 30 plus years ago, it was destruction of the Earth due to Ozone depletion. Collaborating governments destroyed many companies who were accused of making these...
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    12-31-2017, 04:24 AM
    Grmps, Good question, but unfortunately, ...I have no answers to this one. I have several concerns about such temperatures 1. What oven would be able to heat to 250C . Most wont unless designed for running at such high temperatures. 2. What...
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    12-30-2017, 07:12 PM
    Avenger 442, It seems, I have fallen short in trying to ensure that the coating will remain stuck to melted Lead. It is a bad mistake... I now have to punish myself and increase the sizes of my shot glass for the fine Kentucky liquids that I...
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    12-28-2017, 06:10 PM
    Your question" can extra temperature affect the bullet adhesion on the bullet. The Answer is NO. Aside from making colour darker, extra heat will not affect adhesion. NOT adequate drying combined with using too much first coating affects...
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    12-26-2017, 10:50 PM
    Avenger, the coatings can be used without colour. As some ingredients that become part of the overall performance may also settle/separate. Some of the Metallics also have their own particular colour, and are also there to 1. mechanically...
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    12-24-2017, 03:57 AM
    From what I have learnt, (again at the very end) with these failures is, that after coating, the coated projectiles were put outside to dry. Outside temp was from minus 2 to minus 12 Degree Celsius. Nothing will dry at those conditions. Any...
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    12-23-2017, 02:36 AM
    AH>>>HAAAA....... another clue. 11 degrees F is minus 12 degrees Celsius. It is impossible to dry any thing in these conditions unless you use heat well above ambient conditions. I suggest 45-50C or 110-120 DEGREES F. as an adequate drying...
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    12-23-2017, 12:52 AM
    I suggest following. Get some Hydrochloric Acid, (Muriatic Acid) as used for cleaning Concrete. Mix about equal amounts of water with it in a plastic container, and soak some of your cast in this mixture. USE CARE AND RUBBER GLOVES AND EYE...
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    12-22-2017, 11:46 PM
    AH..HAAAA, you may have answered your own question why the coating may not bond to alloy. Wheel weights are loaded with other contaminants, and many of those contaminants react with coating and prevent bonding. You may have a three fold problem....
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    12-22-2017, 11:24 PM
    ThaDoubleJ Just curious, the metal I see in your picture certainly does not look like 92. 6. 2 alloy. What alloy are you using. The picture seems much too white for Lead. May be it is the light, but am not sure.
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    12-22-2017, 11:05 PM
    Hi ThaDouble, I may be wrong, but it seem to me, with 360F oven temperature, in 10 minutes, you did not get your loaded coated projectiles to at least 180C (354F). You have to measure your loaded alloy temperature, and do not rely on oven...
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    12-22-2017, 11:46 AM
    SNS Casting I would like to throw in some suggestions, if you are considering such an oven. 1. Have installed a programmable control system, where you can set a pre-drying temperature, (for example 50C) for a period of time, say 50C for 1 hour or...
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    12-21-2017, 11:42 PM
    Slide My limited knowledge on powder coating ovens is, that majority of Powder coatings, generate moisture during curing, (not Hi-Tek powders). So propane type gas heated ovens, are not a problem with moisture, as there is plenty of moisture...
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    12-21-2017, 09:58 PM
    Avenger442, My only experience with gas fired ovens were in connection with investigation of a gas burner using liquefied gas, where the burned and air were pre-mixed using an external mixing chamber, and the temperature controlled hot gas was...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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