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Thread: Definitive List - What powders work and what powders don't

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    Has anyone had any luck tumble coating with a blue color PC ? If so, would you post the brand and name. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by russs View Post
    Has anyone had any luck tumble coating with a blue color PC ? If so, would you post the brand and name. Thanks
    Post #16 in this thread lists a blue powder.

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    Thanks prickett, I did read that post, I was hoping for some other blue choices.

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    Just got my harbor freight order today... Sans the red powder! Shux I was ready to experiment this weekend and now the powder is on back order. The other sites powder are a pure war price in comparison to the hf ones. I guess I'll try ordering some hf yellow now for next weekend.

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    Hi Hillbillychemist, Welcome to the site. Do you plan to tumble coat or some other type ?

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    I plan to tumble coat if I can. Just getting started really. Trying to go the cheapest route as always.

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    Color: Super Durable Wet Black
    Num of Coats: 2
    PoP: All Powder Paints
    Temp: 400F for 15 minutes - first coat
    Temp: 400F for 60 minutes - second coat (then water dropped)
    MoA: Dry Tumble (aka Shake and Bake)
    Prognosis: Works. Did one batch using a tumbler and one batch using a #5 tupperware container. The tumbler's coat was thicker and less attractive. The tupperware was very nice.

    Update: Did a 15 minute second coat that worked just fine for 9mm and range lead.
    Last edited by prickett; 03-16-2014 at 04:29 PM.

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    Has anyone tried the Powder by the Pound CRYSTAL CLEAR SUPER DURABLE HIGH GLOSS CLEAR, or GOLD NUGGET SUPER DURABLE? The red, yellow, etc are all pretty colors, but I'd like something more subdued...

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    Eastwood HotCoat Powder Coat Coating High Gloss Black works great with tumble coating, these boolits I tumbled for 3 min. and than baked them for 20 minutes only one coat needed. Eastwood powder is kind of pricey compared to HF but it works great.Click image for larger version. 

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    Color: RAL 5003 Sapphire Blue
    PoP : Powder by the Pound
    Temp:400*F 20 minutes
    MoA : Dry Tumble, cool whip container
    # Coats: 1
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    For fun after the first coat I spun the tip of some in HF Red using my hand in a vinyl glove and baked again for 20 min.

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    Powder: all powder paints sdwb

    Moa: dry tumble warm boolits in cool whip container for 3 minutes and bake for 20min at 400F

    Results: overall satisfied with results. I had a few that were touching on my rack (my fault from being over eager lol). Boolits are crazy shiny and very slick. Can't wait to size and fire these babies!


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    I've had my best luck dry tumbling All Powder Paints Artic Cat Green in a tupperware container. Baked 400* for 10 minutes in a convection oven gives complete 1 coat super glossy coverage. Passes the hammer test. After using some finishing sandpaper in my Lee push through sizer I no longer loose any paint during resizing.
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    Hasn't ANYBODY tried Super Durable Clear?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 345 desoto View Post
    Hasn't ANYBODY tried Super Durable Clear?...
    I have with ESPC method, works the same as normal PC

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    Put mine to the test yesterday. Very satisfied with accuracy and lack of fouling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbillychemist View Post
    Put mine to the test yesterday. Very satisfied with accuracy and lack of fouling.


    what is your method and what distances your shot that group

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    Cool whip tumble coat and bake at 400f for 15 minutes. Color is all powder paints sdwb. Group was shot close at around 10 yards but i feel the load is way more accurate than I am. I am very satisfied with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbillychemist View Post
    Cool whip tumble coat and bake at 400f for 15 minutes. Color is all powder paints sdwb. Group was shot close at around 10 yards but i feel the load is way more accurate than I am. I am very satisfied with it
    nice .....
    any residue in the barrel

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    Clean as a whistle. But I only shot around 20 rounds so far. It's a pretty light load. 4.5g tite group under the 230g pill

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    That's an excellent idea with the boards. I basically did the same with zip screws in a piece of 1/8" aluminum. I put some grease on the heads of my screws, its conductive and the bullets fall right off after baking. Your casting and bullets look extremely nice

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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