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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    The mold maker is Mike Sand. His old man is (was) Ballisti-cast.
    Mike Was 1/2 of Hardline molds. I have a few of his molds and they are top notch.
    Hardline fell apart due to internal friction between the partners (from what I gather)
    The dude doing the coating is mixing the powder (and spilling more than he uses) and appears to use it to coat instantly after mixing the powder with the acetone. A huge NO NO!!!!!!!
    The only thing I like in the video is his oven.
    ok then.......it explains the fact they're using ballisticast machinery lol.

    i tried to find their company,but the name is now for sale....seems like their start up fell apart.

    i'm slowly learning that the key for good boolits is the molds.having a machinist well focused on cutting the best possible molds is a huge +.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    The mold maker is Mike Sand. His old man is (was) Ballisti-cast.
    Mike Was 1/2 of Hardline molds. I have a few of his molds and they are top notch.
    Hardline fell apart due to internal friction between the partners (from what I gather)
    The dude doing the coating is mixing the powder (and spilling more than he uses) and appears to use it to coat instantly after mixing the powder with the acetone. A huge NO NO!!!!!!!
    The only thing I like in the video is his oven.
    I tried to go to their website and it is for sale. Apparently out of business.

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    I'm happy with my magma moulds. I don't do loads of casting, but they work great when i dust them off for use

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlkjr View Post
    I tried to go to their website and it is for sale. Apparently out of business.

    I may be wrong, but I think Mike Sand may be at Prairie Firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HI-TEK View Post
    I don't know if you have been following this thread long, but another guy has all sorts of coating problems using mystery alloys.
    He solved coating problems by casting, then soaking casts in Hydrochloric acid/water mix, to remove reactive surface metals. The coating then bonds extremely well after washing with water and drying first.
    It is not the coating that fails, it is the alloy that may fail if not correct things are done first.
    That "Another Guy" would be me.

    HCL works great with my alloy,it cleans impurities from the bullet surface. Soaking is not a big job at all. I have a ton of alloy from the past and now I can use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petander View Post
    That "Another Guy" would be me.



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    maaan....the 45-70 must be eating a lot of your lead . i'm guessing 350 grain boolits rip off one pound of lead in 4-5 pours....

    ui'm still trying to figure out a lead catcher without having to mine berms ,so i can get my lead back to me LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    maaan....the 45-70 must be eating a lot of your lead . i'm guessing 350 grain boolits rip off one pound of lead in 4-5 pours....

    ui'm still trying to figure out a lead catcher without having to mine berms ,so i can get my lead back to me LOL.
    You need to build a bullet trap that uses an empty Oxy bottle and some steel plate. I have an empty beer gas bottle to make one when I get around to it.
    Hooroo.
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    For bullet traps I use plastic 5 gal buckets with ground up rubber placed on as stand and shoot into the lid of the bucket. I catch 30 lbs to 40 lbs of bullets before the buckets need to be repaired and the lid replaced.

    After cleaning out the traps I find the Hi-Tek coated bullets still have the coating intact if they didn't hit another bullet.

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    is there a trick to fill up the lube groves with hi teck coating

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkchwy View Post
    is there a trick to fill up the lube groves with hi teck coating
    If you have full coverage in the groove, you are using too much coating.
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    maaan....the 45-70 must be eating a lot of your lead . i'm guessing 350 grain boolits rip off one pound of lead in 4-5 pours....

    ui'm still trying to figure out a lead catcher without having to mine berms ,so i can get my lead back to me LOL.
    I'm still mining,too. Except a pistol range where we have catchers.

    And those are 480 grain 458 Socom rounds in the pic...

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ID:	228304This my first foray into Hitek coating.I have followed this thread for a long time and read every posting. Thanks to everyone who has contributed.
    My oven is a domestic wall oven but the bottom element doesn't work. I tried doing 2.5kg at a time but the temperature drop was too much so next batch I reduced to 2kg per time. and it seems to be good.
    If you follow the instruction exactly you will have success.
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    I put the 2 fire bricks in the bottom of the oven to act as a heat sink. Seems to help with heat loss. Temperature still drops from 200deg to about 175 when a new tray of boolits is put in but recovers at about 5min.
    I am measuring temp with a BBQ thermometer that has a boolit fitted over the probe.
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    I too am trying to coat my lube groves, it's only for looks, as they dont touch the barrel so don't need covering.

    I did find using a thinner mixture did get into the grooves better. I possibly am using more than i need, but the end results look pretty nice. From my rough calculations, ill get a little over 100,000 projectiles coated with 1kg of powder. If i use more than is needed, but get good results, so be it. Best to spend a little extra and get a good product

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    maaan....the 45-70 must be eating a lot of your lead . i'm guessing 350 grain boolits rip off one pound of lead in 4-5 pours....

    ui'm still trying to figure out a lead catcher without having to mine berms ,so i can get my lead back to me LOL.
    Looks like a 458 SOCOM to me. Great round!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintlockrecord View Post
    I put the 2 fire bricks in the bottom of the oven to act as a heat sink. Seems to help with heat loss. Temperature still drops from 200deg to about 175 when a new tray of boolits is put in but recovers at about 5min.
    I am measuring temp with a BBQ thermometer that has a boolit fitted over the probe.
    Your oven is similar to mine. Do you have an element around the fan at the back? Is there an element at the top? I run both these elements and do 2 trays of 2.5kg each tray in 7 1/2 minutes. Those large brich will interfere with air flow under the tray. use thinner paver blocks and turn them so the run longways front to back with a gap between them.
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
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    Not sure where the elements are. I'll try the bricks the other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    You need to build a bullet trap that uses an empty Oxy bottle and some steel plate. I have an empty beer gas bottle to make one when I get around to it.
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    What yall think, back at it again. 4 coats, still not shimmery or glossy. What can I do? The bucket I'm missing in is a pickle jug. I feel like the closing that stuck previously is coming off like little flakes. Could that be it? I'm a perfectionist, sooo lol thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanep View Post
    What yall think, back at it again. 4 coats, still not shimmery or glossy. What can I do? The bucket I'm missing in is a pickle jug. I feel like the closing that stuck previously is coming off like little flakes. Could that be it? I'm a perfectionist, sooo lol thanks guys

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