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    It does look like quite a big colour change after baking. I did some 122 red on the weekend, first coat goes on almost pink, after cooking it's brown, the additional 2 coats finish a nice shiny purple colour.

    For the 122, i have not noticed any colour change between 190 and 200c bakes.

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    Bucket O' blue .40


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    They look great, enjoy sending them down range!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanmattes View Post
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    I didn't see where you said what the wipe test did. Did any color come off on the wipe test?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger442 View Post
    I didn't see where you said what the wipe test did. Did any color come off on the wipe test?
    Nope, wipe test was clean. Same bullets I smashed.

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    Anyone have any luck shooting HiTek bullets in Glocks? I am getting leading the last 1/3 of the barrel towards the muzzle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_dude77 View Post
    Anyone have any luck shooting HiTek bullets in Glocks? I am getting leading the last 1/3 of the barrel towards the muzzle.
    Sure do.
    G17, G34 in 9mm
    G22 G35 in 40S&W
    G31 in 357Sig
    G21 in 45ACP
    All shoot great.

    What glock are you talking about? Store bought bullets or ones you have cast and coated yourself.
    We need more info.
    Hooroo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j_dude77 View Post
    Anyone have any luck shooting HiTek bullets in Glocks? I am getting leading the last 1/3 of the barrel towards the muzzle.

    My glocks always needed a .357 bullet for my coated cast bullets. Commercial casts i.e. bayou where fine with .356

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_dude77 View Post
    Anyone have any luck shooting HiTek bullets in Glocks? I am getting leading the last 1/3 of the barrel towards the muzzle.
    As Ausglock said, please advise what you are using that is causing you the problems you describe.
    We need further details.
    Are you using a known alloy, or are you using recycled unknown composition alloy, with unknown hardness, and, what is your bore diameter, and what is your coated cast diameter (if you are using coated cast).?
    If you are coating your own, these sort of details will certainly help with diagnosis.
    Can you capture any shot coated cast in water so it can be examined.
    Can you post picture of the coated alloy that you are loading?
    Last edited by HI-TEK; 02-14-2021 at 07:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_dude77 View Post
    Anyone have any luck shooting HiTek bullets in Glocks? I am getting leading the last 1/3 of the barrel towards the muzzle.
    Have you pulled any of your loaded bullets to see if your dies have damaged the coating and what the bullet diameter is after pulling?

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    Use Hi-Tek coated boolits in my G19 357 with great result

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    I've shot thousands of my own cast using Hi-Tek in a G26 Gen4 and G19 Gen3, at .356 and coated twice. Also several thousand .45ACP at .452 in my G21SF Gen3 and G30S Gen 3. I have never had any leading whatsoever. I do however have some slight dullness in the barrel of several of my G42's. Not really leading but a really dull look and can never get the barrel shiny. My lead is a combination of range scrap, monotype, and wheel weights. I've measured the hardness at 10-12 on an LBT tester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HI-TEK View Post
    Great plan. If your ovens temperature control is OK, and you don't get large swing over set temperature with thermostat, you should get good results.
    Please report back afterwards. Very interested in your findings.
    Just tried the green using the instructions you gave me above. They came out great! Much brighter color.

    I'm also doing a much thinner first coat than I was before.

    Super thin first coat, heat until the probe hits 180C, when it hits 180 I start a timer for 3 minutes and back the oven off a bit so they just hold that temp. Second coat a little bit heavier, same bake process. No color on the acetone test, no flaking or peeling on the smash test.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanmattes View Post
    Just tried the green using the instructions you gave me above. They came out great! Much brighter color.

    I'm also doing a much thinner first coat than I was before.

    Super thin first coat, heat until the probe hits 180C, when it hits 180 I start a timer for 3 minutes and back the oven off a bit so they just hold that temp. Second coat a little bit heavier, same bake process. No color on the acetone test, no flaking or peeling on the smash test.


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    Great Job. I hope that they now shoot as well as they look.
    With temperature, it should really not matter if cast get to 190C.
    As long as you don't keep it in the oven too long, it should work out great.
    Now, you simply have to reproduce every thing and you will get consistent results and finishes.

    You should try the Texas Tea colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HI-TEK View Post
    You should try the Texas Tea colour.
    Is that gold and black? Someone should keep a list of recipes.



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    I mix Gold 1035 and Black 50/50 and call it Texas Tea and it does look like oil.

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    What is the difference between Bronze 500 and Bronze 502?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioon44 View Post
    What is the difference between Bronze 500 and Bronze 502?
    Slightly different in colour...
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
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    I have heard it mentioned here that Hi-Tek does not play well with Lee tumble lube cast bullets, A couple weeks back I was asked to coat some 32 cal tumble lube cast bullets for a friend and he informs me that his revolver normally shoots 1'' groups at 25mts and now with coating shoots half that. It would appear that the small caliber and low velocity may be the secret to his success. Just shows nothing is written in stone. Regards Stephen

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    [QUOTE=Ausglock;5132405]Slightly different in colour...[/QUOT

    OK, Thanks.

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