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    Today, 09:03 PM
    Elkins45, It may be possible, you may have a special alloy of Lead that has a low melting point. Years ago, where I worked, we had to get a special alloy of Lead, that melted at much lower temperatures than normal alloys. We used this low melting...
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    Today, 01:31 PM
    Thanks for support Slide, you also have done many tests and published results, and all members on this site benefitted greatly. Your work and input is much appreciated.
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    Today, 12:49 PM
    Petander, good points. However, all of these points and publications are based on reproducibility of a specific products finished looks. Many don't care about colour, but you would be surprised at just how many want to get exactly the same...
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    Today, 04:20 AM
    Petander, A local manufacturer coated Jacketed and Plated alloy with our Old Gold coating. The aim was to stop Copper deposits, remove need for corrosive Copper removing chemicals that end up damaging the Bore. It worked great. Barrels were clean...
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    Today, 03:25 AM
    Please refer to attached and determine things for your self. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbYOG5xKTr0 Heat reflecting https://youtu.be/9ru_NYp7Y6c Over Cooked and smash test results
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    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    “The Toast Test”. I bought my convection oven years ago. It as dual squirrel cage fans and moves a lot of air. It was sold as a “parts only” oven, but when I got it working, the first thing I did was a “Toast Test”. My oven now makes absolutely...
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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    Petander, Is your oven fan forced? I am thinking, that if you have fail with solvent test, you are not getting all the loaded coated alloy to correct temperatures. The reason for my thinking this way, is that oven temperatures do not correlate...
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    Yesterday, 06:08 AM
    This is only complicating your life. Simply use one alloy that was cast, and do your tests with that. Do not quench after baking, and simply fan cool baked alloy. I am also considering, that Water may be forcing its way under baked coatings and...
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    Yesterday, 05:38 AM
    Gold was the best of the bunch. I have read the thread and tried longer cure times up to color change. Smash fail at 15 minutes,wipe fail at 10 minutes. I also have left some boolits in the oven bottom for days. If you have solvent test failure...
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    04-22-2018, 08:52 PM
    How I wish I had some good and bad HT boolits on hand. It's hard to chase The Perfect HT Boolit if you've never held and smashed one. I tend to get flaking on the second coat now, here I did three identical bakes on and the golden ones flake very...
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    04-22-2018, 07:25 AM
    Thanks for quick reply. I am really surprised. Many years ago, I had been advised by aquarium/pond fish supplier that I cant use Copper piping for water recirculation for pond aeration, as Copper corrosion traces will dissolve into the water and...
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    04-22-2018, 03:00 AM
    I have heard of guys using Copper MIG wire being introduced into molten Lead like if he was welding. Steel melting pot is Earth, and copper wire aimed/welded into molten Lead shielded by MIG gas. They control weight ratio by weighing Lead prior to...
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    04-22-2018, 02:52 AM
    Are you aware, that solubilised Copper placed into ponds also kill fish. Fish are extremely sensitive to Copper, and if I recall correctly, Copper kills fish in parts per million.
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    04-21-2018, 05:20 AM
    If your alloy on top of oven gets to 60C for short time, should not be a problem. Main thing to keep in mind, first coat must be bonded well. If not, once exposed to heat, it is a re-melt job. Trying to again re-coat will not fix first coat...
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    04-21-2018, 04:08 AM
    I suspect, that your first coat was not dried adequately. Once coating and alloy gets to about 180C it starts to cross link and bond. However, traces of moisture will affect bonding, and that is why normally it flakes when doing smash test. Over...
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    04-21-2018, 04:03 AM
    Can you post a picture of the pellets used with these air guns? What sort of alloy is used? I cant imagine just how much pressure is needed to shoot 300 metres with air. I wonder how these pellets would go with the coating? I was advised, that...
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    04-18-2018, 08:05 AM
    FINALLY.... GREAT NEWS it is like Christmas, what is in the bag????
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    04-18-2018, 05:38 AM
    A local guy coated Air Pellets. They worked great with a single coat. I believe that in Europe there is a large move towards high pressure air guns that simply eliminate need for gun powder, primers, shells reloading gear, etc.. etc.... and they...
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    04-18-2018, 05:01 AM
    I like it a lot. Very modern style. I don't know where or how I could use it and thank you for the offer. If you post me a photo it will be cherished. Just a thought, have you received your coatings? You posted that you were expecting arrival.
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    04-18-2018, 04:05 AM
    Very clever
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    04-18-2018, 03:20 AM
    Commercial product in Italy. They use the Black K-15 and also Kryptonite Green.
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    04-18-2018, 03:17 AM
    I like the Hi-Tek design, how did you do it?
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    04-16-2018, 04:48 AM
    I suppose Gas fired ovens should work. However, I would only put in a load after oven is first at correct bake temperature. That way, any moisture formed with warming oven is at same temperature as oven heated air. Gas Fired ovens also have a...
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    04-16-2018, 12:21 AM
    Most household ovens free standing or wall types are OK, and are freely available from retailers who sell new ones and take away old ones. Also, on Council clean up, you can find them on side of the road, free to take away. If they have blown...
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    04-15-2018, 08:43 PM
    Hatch, I think you are right on with Oxidation. I have seen Lead that was contaminated with Zinc, Magnesium, and Cadmium, and they all develop a metal oxide of sort, (powdery white crust) on alloy surface, that develops with time and...
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    04-13-2018, 02:28 AM
    The chips look great, I can almost smell them here. I am annoyed at apparent slow postal deliveries. I am told 6-9 days, and some has taken 3 weeks plus. I cant find out why, as Postal service is very non co-operative. Have you checked with...
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    04-11-2018, 01:30 AM
    You may have missed out bad this time, your fees are much too high, and you may have been outbid by another good guy Grem....
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    04-11-2018, 12:21 AM
    Tazza, I have no ill feeling towards the stuff you are using at all. It is courses for horses. Yes, the Hi-Tek will work out far cheaper than what you are using, and, if calculations are correct, the Hi-Tek would be about 1/4 the price what you...
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    04-07-2018, 08:54 PM
    I'm so excited waiting for the coatings to arrive,can't think straight. Your coatings should arrive during next week. It has been 9 working days since it was posted. Customs and or local postage in each country can delay delivery, and release...
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    04-02-2018, 07:36 AM
    You will have some fun coating at those temperatures. I hope that you have a warm well ventilated area to work. Drying is going to be your most challenging preparation. You can coat when cold, but after coating, you will have to warm dry at 40-50C....
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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