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    Quote Originally Posted by MAGA View Post
    I'm finding some that fail the smash test, they will have small amounts of little small flakes come off ( what another member called dusting). Flakes after baking is generally caused by application of too much coating with first coat, and not drying adequately. If in doubt about dryness, simply bake only a few to test to determine if the pass smash test after first coat.
    If they fail smash test, dry more, even if warm air drying at about 45-50C, then re-test bake a few again as comparison.


    I saw where HI-Tek joe said bullets must reach 180 c for 3 minutes while in the oven. That is correct. But coating must be totally dry, this is of paramount importance with first coat.

    My problem is that even baking 12 minutes with the trays preheated on top of the oven the thermometer never reached 400F for 3 minutes. You may get away with smaller batches, as it is obvious that your oven is not up to the task for larger loads as is. Insulation on walls may help with heat losses.

    From reading through the thread it will not hurt to bake the bullets longer than 12 mins just don't exceed 400F correct? No that is nor quite correct. You can bake theses coatings until they become black, and they will work OK. Extra heating is not what makes coating fail.

    I also plan on doing less bullets in a batch to help temp stabilize faster.
    Great idea, as from your description your oven is low in capacity.

    My replies as per Red inclusions.
    Hope that they are useful

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    Tested a few new colours for Joe last night.
    Ask him to post the pictures of the blood red and the Caramel (carmel to you lot that can't use the Queen's English).
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    Tested a few new colours for Joe last night.
    Ask him to post the pictures of the blood red and the Caramel (carmel to you lot that can't use the Queen's English).
    Your wish is my command oh great one.....
    These are mark 1 test colours, and may require some tweaking to get colour perfect
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