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    Super durable wet black

    Been using grass green from powder by the pound with pretty good results but I've been reading how much everybody likes super durable wet black so I figured I would give it a try. Bullets were frosty and the first coat was pretty spotty. The pic is after second coat. I used the tumble method to coat. Didn't change anything but the powder. Did I get a bad batch or something?

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    for some reason, black is harder to get good results than some other colors

    Correct black airsoft BB's (be safe and get them from smoke a VS here, alot of the store bought BB's don't work)

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    Humidity may have a little to do with it also
    try pre-warming the boolits- set on a baking tray/screen, set the tray on spacers (I use another oven rack) on top of oven until
    boolits are warm to touch ( you can warm them in the oven but DON"T get them too hot or you'll have a glob of boolits and pc *don't ask me how I know * you should be able to touch them bare handed without a trip to the hospital)

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    I live in south Louisiana so humidity is always high and I have had better coverage with HF red. I've been using #2 containers because I have been unable to find a round #5. I just ran a batch using my tumbler and it looked like the coverage was better. They are in the oven now. I had read lots of people having the best results using this powder. Next time I'm just gonna go with smokes powder and bbs.

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    Came out much better using the tumbler....

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    yes, much nicer.
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    Looks good

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    I get good enough results tumbling. No need to get into spraying.

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    Do y'all think adding bbs from smokes would allow me to get a slightly thicker coat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddn84 View Post
    Do y'all think adding bbs from smokes would allow me to get a slightly thicker coat?

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    I use the BB's from Smoke along with his powders. I have observed very little difference between using the BB's and not using them. I have gotten full coverage using a Tupperware #5 bowl and Smokes Carolina Blue, Traffic Purple and Pink. I cannot imagine doing this if I had to coat and cook twice! I am not trying to bash any PC manufacturer but am only offering my experiences.
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    I quit using plastic bbs. I figure the lead bullets bumping up against each other is going to pound more pc onto a bullet then a plastic pellet. Seems like ive gotten better coverage since I started doing it that way. Or at least can tumble a shorter amount of time. 15 minutes in a Frankfort arsenal vibrating "tumbler" with smokes black and I get perfect coverage without a second coat. Before I started not using anything I went to lead #4 buckshot instead of plastic and it worked well too but bottom line it does at least as well with nothing.
    Quote Originally Posted by stubshaft View Post
    I use the BB's from Smoke along with his powders. I have observed very little difference between using the BB's and not using them. I have gotten full coverage using a Tupperware #5 bowl and Smokes Carolina Blue, Traffic Purple and Pink. I cannot imagine doing this if I had to coat and cook twice! I am not trying to bash any PC manufacturer but am only offering my experiences.
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    I used bbs with good effect for a few batches, but picking (with tweezers) about 25 of them out of the noses of some hps I was working on made me rethink my technique. I tumbled the hps without bbs and the coating looked as good as what I was getting with them. I've been using just boolits the last few batches. I'm starting to think I like smoke's clear as well as anything.

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    In my opinion, You don't really want a thicker coat, a couple thin coats will get you a much smoother finish.
    I don't see a problem with the boolit in #4. The lube grooves don't need to be coated.

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    #4 looks great!

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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
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