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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Today, 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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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    Today, 07:04 AM
    Yep. This oven has 4 heating elements, but I'm only using 2. 2 trays of 2.5Kg each baked in 7 minutes.
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    Today, 05:59 AM
    Very suitable for Wild Bunch as a Trench Gun.
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    I use a 10ml syringe. Suck up 6mls of coating and squirt it into the bucket. Swirl for 15 to 20 seconds, then dump onto perforated trays to dry. The coating is still wet when dumped.
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  • Hi-Performance Bullet Coatings's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 05:10 PM
    I like the Black 1035, it's becoming one of my favorites
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • snscasting's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 12:33 PM
    Just add about 25% more bullets to your normal batch and squirt a little acetone on the top edge of the thicker coating that is stuck on the bucket. The extra bullets will be high enough to help knock that coating off. I do this about every 4...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 05:46 AM
    If you don't want to re-use the wash, It makes great weed killer. I've dumped probably 20 liters of mixed coating on the weeds over the last few years.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 02:01 AM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pivGTOPi_CU My coater
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 05:13 AM
    The wash from the swirl container is used to make up a new mix. But.... bear in mind. I washout after about 10,000 coated. and use about 200mls of acetone for the wash. When I mix, I do 2 litres of coating, 400mls of Catalyst and 2.8litres of...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • snscasting's Avatar
    01-10-2018, 03:06 PM
    In my experience(about 40,000,000 bullets coated) you can have the oven temperatures too high. If I hit 430*F I would get some flaking when smashed. If they're coming out darker than they should and you're at 14:00 or less you may have the ovens...
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    01-09-2018, 09:51 PM
    Around here in summer, Acetone swirl is like 10 to 12 seconds before dumping the bullets onto the tray. MEK gives about 20 to 25 seconds. if using Acetone, add about 10% Metho (denatured alcohol) to slow down the drying and allow longer swirling.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    01-08-2018, 09:03 AM
    Grmps I think that he is located in down under area, not in US.
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    01-08-2018, 05:13 AM
    If you get bullets sticking together, reduce the amount you are using for the second coat and shake a few minutes early. Smellykid. The candy Apple is very nice glitter red.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    01-07-2018, 11:26 PM
    Ummmmm... that is Kryptonite Green.......
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    12-29-2017, 08:37 PM
    I have tried this. I baked a tray of 250 135gn RN-BB at 250deg C for 15 minutes using the Kryptonie green powder. The prep was as per normal (6mls per coat @ 20gms:100mls mix) Air dry and pre-warm with fan heater. All passed the smash and wipe...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    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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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
GC Gas Check