I have been slowly gathering stuff to try some powder coating.
I sent the check off to Randy for some of his powder and both of us have been waiting for it to get there semi-patiently.
in the mean time I found a decent sized convection oven for 49$.
the wife donated a shaker bucket.
I found an old Tupperware bowl and a little strainer to get the BB's out of the boolits at the second hand store.
and since littlegirl was going to pokey today I had her grab some harbor freight red powder.
I dig around in the gun room for a bit and find some airsoft BB's I confiscated off the kids 10 or so years back.
no they ain't black but it was either these or some orange ones, and these ones glow in the dark so the cool factor has to count for something [right?]
now I got no idea what I'm doing here, but figure the worst that can happen is they go in the reclaim bucket?
so I measure out a half a handful of BB's, grab 3 handfuls of boolits, and mark-1 eyeball in about 3.5 tbs of the powder.
I give it a few side to side slides and a flip roll, then a bit of an up and down shake, and some more roll flips then another up and down some more side to side and a good hard up and down and they look kind of splotchy covered in powder.
maybe the little shaker container being square and not to tall has something to do with it.
but the oven is about warmed up so I start sorting things out and get the wax paper on the little tray.
I get the nitrile glove on and transfer the boolits over to the tray, and get it into the oven without tipping everything over.
now they are in the oven and I'm watching them get all wet then start the timer for 20 minutes.
okay now what?
they just sit there looking all wet for 22 minutes at about 390-f and I decide they have cooked long enough.
okay not bad, now to dump them off the tray, off the wax paper,,,, off,, the,,, wax,, paper... dammit.
this is when the wife happens to come out and asks about the paper on the back of some of the boolits, I told her it was what I had.
she is apparently smart enough to know that parchment paper will work a lot better.
[and where we keep it in the house]
oh well, they smashed down just fine with the 6lb hammer and sized without a hitch.
the splotchy went away while they cooked. [shrug]
so I'm going with they are good to go.
it takes a lot longer to do this than size-lubing for sure [and I have powder over half the table]
but I'm gonna give it a fair shot.
I have some 38 & 41 cal wad cutters types i'll do tomorrow and will shoot them side by side with their companions.