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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    04-20-2019, 02:10 AM
    ...............About 15 years ago my next door neighbor Ralf called. He was a construction super for a fairly large outfit. I worked night shifts at this time so he told my wife about some free lead I should come and get. I was asleep at the time...
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    04-20-2019, 01:47 AM
    ............. A long range match type rifle (Gibbs Type) built from a kit Pecantonica used to offer. The barrel is a Green Mountain 34" long 45 cal with an 18" twist. The original tang was too short for a vernier sight. I cut it off and...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-17-2019, 07:33 AM
    Petander you have just invented Aussie colours Green and Gold.. very nice...
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  • Flintlockrecord's Avatar
    04-16-2019, 04:19 PM
    Interested in NLG 8 cavity.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-16-2019, 09:06 AM
    Tazza, I suggest, that you use iron filing, or get machine shop granular Iron/steel. The finer you can get with this iron/Steel the better. Put this onto your molten Lead that has the dross and stir carefully. The iron will react with the Lead Oxide...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-15-2019, 09:49 AM
    Hunter, You can get rid of Zinc by various ways. 1. Use Lead Sulphate from old car batteries, The Zinc will react with this and release Lead, and then form Zinc Sulphate dross. 2. You can also use Copper Sulphate, available from most agricultural...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-15-2019, 09:29 AM
    Hunter, I believe that the Lead was far too hot, and was reacting with Oxygen to form the Yellow form of the Lead Oxide. By your stirring you constantly exposed more Lead to Oxygen to form more Yellow Lead Oxide, which became airborne dust. Very...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-15-2019, 03:55 AM
    The test shows Titanium at 1.2%. That is a strange metal to have in a Lead alloy.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-14-2019, 02:22 PM
    My theory is not theory at all. It is quite possible that your alloy simply ends up with Yellow Lead Oxide and no Gold from Hi-Tek coatings. Here, the Gold coatings have been used for 20 plus years in indoor and outdoor ranges and in very high...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-14-2019, 02:09 PM
    WOW, that looks really bad. It can only be Yellow Lead oxide, as Zinc, and its oxides are white not Yellow. Do you have the analysis results. It may shed some light on what was found.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-14-2019, 07:48 AM
    Hi Stephen, Sulphur at melted Lead temperatures would evaporate and or catch fire. Melting point of Sulfur is much lower that Lead. You mentioned Zinc removal, this is an important area. If casts are made with Zinc contaminated Lead, if it is...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-14-2019, 06:18 AM
    What was the colour of the acid wash? Was there a lot of fizzing? I am not certain why acid washed Lead turns black. That is also a mystery... I have had another option for gold colour on Dross. I am wondering if that gold came from someone...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-13-2019, 09:44 PM
    Petander, I think your Yellow dross may be solved. There are two forms of Lead Oxides. PbO (lead (II) oxide, litharge) : red PbO (lead (II) oxide, massicot) : yellow (Same chemical formula, different crystal structures) It seems, that you...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-13-2019, 11:40 AM
    What was colour of the acid wash after overnight soak? I have never seen a Yellow dross before. I know Iron oxides can be grey black to a reddish colour, but Yellow??? this is a real mystery. I don't know of any metal chlorides or residues that are...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 03:35 PM
    Burnt fingers Progress is slow, but not forgotten. There are several options being trialled, to determine best results we can get. It is and has been a very difficult project due to the Blue type additives not being able to survive with the resin...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-02-2019, 08:16 AM
    Right on Stephen. Eggshell blonde???? I have no hair left after ripping all out in frustration over years. I have to laugh at Ausglocks crazy sense of humour, and he certainly stirs the pot. This crazy stuff called Hi-Tek certainly stirred up...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-02-2019, 08:04 AM
    That sounds like a great offer. I hope many will take up the discounted offer and stock up.
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    04-02-2019, 12:10 AM
    Grem Amen to that... I think that forum title is SIMPLE Hi-Tek coating, can I say more.... Banana bending is a special skill, art and know how, known only to northern dwellers. I tried to reverse engineer to making a straight Banana, I...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    03-30-2019, 04:48 AM
    That is a great tumble mixer, looks simple but very well designed. How many do you coat each time, and, how many can you put through in a day? I like the bucket handle, where you can simply lift out, pour out to dry, and back for the next batch.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    03-28-2019, 08:35 PM
    Thanks Gatch, You may have identified another source of contamination, that would have caused your failures. I don't know, if your failures had been caused by your oven or drying or temperature control, or, caused by contamination of your...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    03-28-2019, 08:28 AM
    Gatch If you had 50% failing wipe test, it is obvious that either you over loaded your oven, OR, your oven had no fan, OR, the heat distribution in oven was unable to evenly bake the load that you put into oven, OR all of above. Variations in...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    03-27-2019, 07:34 PM
    Thanks for update. Looks like you got there OK. Generally two coats increases size by 1.5 to 2 thou. It will be interesting to see how things go with a single coat, but if you are trying to get high performance loads then you will benefit with a...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    03-27-2019, 06:40 AM
    jsizemore Can I direct matters back to the start. Flaking failures, aside from contaminants/lubes being on cast, for failures, 99% plus, is directly due to inadequate drying which also can result from using far too much coating on the first...
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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
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