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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    Don't rely on the smell.

    FFS... start at 10 mins at 200Deg C and work from there.
    You MUST have a start point without fail before you go trying to speed up the process.
    If you don't, and come back crying like a little girl about it not working, Expect no help!
    I'm getting too bloody old and cranky to be putting up with clowns that can't do as told!
    Don't be a negative nellie,Trevor!
    I'm giving it another try with harder alloy this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HI-TEK View Post
    Are you becoming a poet? your advice actually rhymes......
    Actually this is one of his nicest and well put pieces, must be having a warm fluffy moment, Trevor normally tells it like it is with no consideration to niceties which I find quiet comical at times. I can't disagree with what he says though, when all else fails read the bloody instructions. Regards Stephen

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    Quote Originally Posted by dikman View Post
    Hey Petander, that's a very classy looking tray you've got there.
    Yeah I know,I make these custom trays. Would you like one?

    I shouldn't have mentioned the curing smell to confuse people. But my baking is sort of nailed down now, the smell merely confirms it's going right. I pretty much know the temp and time at that "smell point". Thr smell is gone from my shed when cured.

    Changing the load obviously changes times.
    Last edited by Petander; Yesterday at 12:35 PM.

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    Do they smell when you shoot them?

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    You don't want to cure them in your barrel.
    While I work at it, it is by God's grace that it happens. So it is best I ask him what, how and when before I start..

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    I had two 6 lbs trays to coat today. My 2000 Watt oven might take 12 lbs at once but I didn't feel like testing anything today. I usually coat two or three 6-8 lbs trays one at a time in the oven.

    The reason I'm posting this, I sometimes see people complaining about the time it takes to dry and cool down then repeat.

    Well,I don't watch the bullets dry or cool down. I have a pot and a hot plate on, casting all the "off-time" when coating. I only sit and watch the actual baking,it's happening in an outside shed.

    Today, using only one mold I made more bullets than I coated. I let them dry 30 min on a warm place where they stay at 45C for 15 min. I also let them cool (after baking) about the same time.

    That's not wasted time at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by marky123 View Post
    Do they smell when you shoot them?
    Not when thay have been baked correctly.

    I don't sniff or watch mine baking.
    Put in the oven, turn when the 1/2 time beeps, remove when the full time beeps.
    I'm sizing, boxing or coating while the oven is running.
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
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    I don't have to "sniff", just breathing in the room is enough to notice it. It starts at 5 min, ends at 8 about. Now we have snow and dry air,very easy to smell.

    There's nothing else to do in that outside shed so I sit down with the smartphone,surf around, wait for the 185C beep and open the door a couple of times and check with IR to prevent bullets heating up over 200C. Which they do if I keep the door closed,even when oven is @185C like today.

    But well I just happened to mention the baking smell. Would you like to hear what kind of birds look at or I listen to while baking? I also feed and watch squirrels, sunflower seeds in the beginning and peanuts at the end of bake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky123 View Post
    Do they smell when you shoot them?
    marky123
    Yes they will smell when shot, only if user tries to be creative and not follow instructions.
    Then, user will have to try and remove bonded coating from the bore. It is no fun I can tell you.
    Again, I repeat, for the thousandth time, well dried coated cast must get to 180C in oven (not oven air temperature), and product is to be kept at 180C or slightly above for another 2 minutes.
    User must determine and monitor the actual load temperatures, irrespective of what is ovens set temperature or what is oven air temperature.

    The "smell" as referred to, is when coating is getting to the correct heat set conditions (180C). After another 2 minutes at 180C, all reactions will be complete, (Cross linking done) and no more smells.
    If any one has a smell when shooting, they have not followed instructions, and not baked adequately in the first place.
    Properly heat cured Hi-Tek coating, does not produce any smells when coated cast is shot.

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    < walks in, looks around, see's nothing has changed, walks out whistling>
    Don't worry about life, no-one gets out alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin460 View Post
    < walks in, looks around, see's nothing has changed, walks out whistling>
    HAHAHAHA... funny bugger..
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
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    The new Blue coated 127SWC loaded in Nickel 38 Super cases...


    This blue coating has been sitting, mixed for 2 months in my shed.
    It coated perfectly.
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
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