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    Randyrats PC Powder

    This afternoon I had a chance to powder coat some boolits with some of Randy's metallic grey and white powders. My normal method for PCing has been the airsoft BB dry tumble method. I would then pick each and every boolit out of the powder with modified tweezers and set them standing upright on nonstick AL foil. This took FOREVER!

    So I decided to try a somewhat newer method of powdercoating. I threw some of Randy's powder in a Tupperware container, threw in some boolits, shook them for about a minute, dumped them on a wire mesh tray, shook off excess powder, and put them right in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes. NO BBs, NO plucking them out one by one, NO standing them up, NO worrying about them touching. WOW! Was I glad I did. Here are a few pics. They turned out great!

    Here are the bullets after shaking off excess powder.
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    Getting ready to go in the oven

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    Coated boolits in a fraction of the time!

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    Looking for an RCBS A2 with the removable bushing. I need it to complete my A series collection. Please let me know if you have one you want to get rid of. Thanks!

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    I've read about this method a couple of times now, I need to try it.
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    I went from tumbling in a shedds spread container with air soft bbs to using a vibrating tumbler with air soft to swithing to buckshop for bbs and standing them up neatly. Found it works just as good to just put them in the tumbler with no bbs of any kind tumbling for about a half hour sifting the extra paint out of it with a colander and just dumping them on the baking pan and baking them.
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    I see this as just the evolution in a new process. Learning as you go.

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    have gone to this method and so far really like it for ease of use

    I do make sure to move the bullets around once they come out of the oven to break apart any that have stuck together. Once they cool off it takes a lot more effort

    Also don't have them piled atop each other for same reason.

    made my own mesh baskets out of some pizza screens I found at wally world. custom fit for my toaster oven
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    Seems to be a trend or the trend
    The direction
    No plastic BBs
    No anal anything
    This is the direction I am going
    Even two coats would be easier than the wet mess that is Hi Tek
    But I think one coat will suffice
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    Yes i am thrilled this works. I did forget to mention, and thanks Walter for mentioning, that when they do come out of the oven I do tip the rack over and move them around with a gloved hand. They surprisingly dont stick together.
    Looking for an RCBS A2 with the removable bushing. I need it to complete my A series collection. Please let me know if you have one you want to get rid of. Thanks!

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    Thank you! Thank you!
    For testing those 2 powders out
    I now have
    45 lbs of white
    30-40 lbs of Silver metallic
    10 lbs of Dark silver metallic
    All proven to work!

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    I really like Randy's dark silver PC paint. It flows out so nice and it's easy to apply. However, I have noticed though that it smokes a great deal more than Smoke's powder paint or HiTek paint when shooting from my pistols. That's not a big deal to me when shooting outdoors but I may have to change it up this winter when shooting indoors.

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    what powder are you loading them on top of?
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    WSF, TG, N320, HS6, Clays and Unique. All of them smoke like a freight train burning coal. It's a lot worse than shooting lead coated with Allox. A buddy of mine is using this paint too and his pistol is doing the same thing so I know it's not limited to me. I don't think the powder is attacking the paint because we are shooting just a few hours after loading.

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    Anybody else having this problem?
    Is it cooking time?
    Is there other factors involved?
    Could there be a difference in cook time because it is Metallic?

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    I am using Randy's dark grey with hp38, unique, bullseye, hs6, and smoke is way down almost non existent compared to regular lube.
    I am powder coating everything now and love it!!!
    Not going back to regular wax lube for pistol unless they quit making powder coat

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    the only powders I'm aware of that attack powder coat is titegroup and longshot.
    there might be others [shrug] that I don't know of, but I haven't seen any of the Alliant powders do it.

    I have seen jacketed bullets blow smoke out but that is generally because of blow-by,
    I'm wondering if it isn't the case here also.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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