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Thread: Testing translucent copper color --SUCCESS

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    Testing translucent copper color --SUCCESS

    Translucent copper color sample arrived late this afternoon

    Current weather here NOTE the HUMIDITY
    Charlotte, NC


    Updated few minutes ago
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    Wind: 5 MPH
    Humidity: 65%

    Used bullets that have been setting in an open container for at least a year
    did NOT do any prep to the bullets .. literally picked them out the container bare handed
    dropped in container with some bbs and a 1/2 teaspoon of powder and shook 30 seconds up and down 30 seconds then picked up with mini pliers
    placed on non stick foil and baked for 15 minutes
    Pics do NOT do it justice... sun is setting in 15 minutes so not the best time for pics
    the beauty of the translucent part is it simulates the different shades/tones you see in a copper jacket
    copper colored and VERY shiny .. It is translucent Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by Smoke4320; 09-13-2018 at 09:23 AM.
    I carry a Nuke50 because cleaning up the mess is Silly !!

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    That looks great! Please let us know when you'll be able to start shipping this one.

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    Good looking bullets

    my problem is I have so much of your powder in various colors I'll never use it all.

    still might need to give this one a 'go'
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    I'm interested
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    This powder is even finer than the others I sell so coverage should be well over 6000-8000 bullets per lb
    Now it is slightly higher priced so probably offsets each other

    I had just posted the new pricing for all the other powders this morning (because of raw materials increases according to the MFGer) as follows

    New Pricing as of the 9/14/18 Raw Materials price increase
    1 LB Shipped in the USA is $22.00
    2 Lbs Shipped USA is $36.00
    3 Lbs Shipped USA is $50.00
    4 Lbs Shipped USA is $64.00 That's just $16.00 SHIPPED per LB
    for quantities over 4LBs Just add $14.00 per LB to cover powder and additional shipping

    This powder will be $1.00 per LB MORE or $23.00 SHIPPED in the USA

    As of right now I have 4 lbs I can ship

    so If you want any please contact me directly 704 624 4115 10AM to 6PM EST

    keep in mind we have a MAJOR hurricane bearing down on us with as they are forcasting 1 to 3 FT of Rain and 35-60 mph winds due to start Friday morning .. so If you want this I need to ship today as we may not have electricity and dealing with major flooding in the entire area for days ...
    I carry a Nuke50 because cleaning up the mess is Silly !!

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    I am not crazy my mom had me tested

    Theres a fine line between genius and crazy .. I'm that line
    and depending on the day I might just step over that line !!!

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    Well all the translucent copper is sold. Will restock as soon as all the flooding has subsided
    We did fairly well (so far) getting thru the storm
    Flooding all around us . literally every road around us is flooded in the low areas. We are cut off in all directions and power has been out since 10:47 this morning. Running generator every 3-4 hrs for an hour to keep freezers /fridge cold and catch up on news.
    Have plenty of MREs and other food bottled water and if pushed can hook another generator to the well. So we are all good
    I carry a Nuke50 because cleaning up the mess is Silly !!

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    Selling Hi Quality Powdercoating Powder

    PULSAR night vision and thermal dealer !!!
    PM me for a good deal

    I am not crazy my mom had me tested

    Theres a fine line between genius and crazy .. I'm that line
    and depending on the day I might just step over that line !!!

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    Smoke, it is good to hear you are doing ok.
    Could you put me on the waiting list (if there is one) for the translucent copper? I've been looking for something like that for awhile.
    Thank you

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    I would suggest you go ahead and place your order. It will get sent to you as soon as possible.
    Please remember the copper is a $1.00 more per lb than the other colors.
    $23.00 for 1 lb including the shipping
    $38.00 for 2lbs
    $53.00 for 3 lbs

    Paypal to smoke. ...at ... Paintballkingdom.... Dot .... Com
    Please include your name address and what you want in the paypal comments section
    Thanks
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    and depending on the day I might just step over that line !!!

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    1 lb. Done

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    Got my copper powder today. Thanks Smoke for the fast service. Stay dry and safe.

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    Large shipment of Translucent Copper due to arrive mid- end of next week
    I carry a Nuke50 because cleaning up the mess is Silly !!

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=nuke50&...7ADE&FORM=QBLH

    Selling Hi Quality Powdercoating Powder

    PULSAR night vision and thermal dealer !!!
    PM me for a good deal

    I am not crazy my mom had me tested

    Theres a fine line between genius and crazy .. I'm that line
    and depending on the day I might just step over that line !!!

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    Smoke, got the pound today, hope to try it out soon. Will post photos when finished

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    You are the best SMOKE all your powders work as advertised even for challenged guys like me. Jack of all trades master of none, Oily

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    Thanks Oily for the kind words.
    Yes we need to see some finished translucent copper bullet pics from others

    Its been a long road and a lot of dead ends trying to find something that looked even close to a real copper jacket. The multi hues were the issue.
    I carry a Nuke50 because cleaning up the mess is Silly !!

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=nuke50&...7ADE&FORM=QBLH

    Selling Hi Quality Powdercoating Powder

    PULSAR night vision and thermal dealer !!!
    PM me for a good deal

    I am not crazy my mom had me tested

    Theres a fine line between genius and crazy .. I'm that line
    and depending on the day I might just step over that line !!!

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    Just sent you paypal for 1 lb of Translucent Copper.
    Canít wait to give it a try.
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    Somehow this is the first I've seen this thread. Smoke, glad to see you weathered the storm fairly OK.

    I want some of this, but I just found 2 unopened pounds in my reloading room. I must have a lifetime supply by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke4320 View Post
    Yes we need to see some finished translucent copper bullet pics from others.
    These were randomly pulled from batches I tested the copper color on. the smallest bullet (far right) had a very light coat, and while the color is light, the coverage is complete and my preliminary testing shows no leading.



    All shake and bake. I shake until coated, then dump on a special silicone oven mat. I get very few bullets sticking together that way, and get the best coverage and finish of anything I've tried (besides standing everything on end...) It's quick and effective, and the copper PC does well with the method.
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    Many thanks there NoZombies ..
    Nice spread of different bullets
    if you are looking for a near copper color this one is it ..
    I carry a Nuke50 because cleaning up the mess is Silly !!

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=nuke50&...7ADE&FORM=QBLH

    Selling Hi Quality Powdercoating Powder

    PULSAR night vision and thermal dealer !!!
    PM me for a good deal

    I am not crazy my mom had me tested

    Theres a fine line between genius and crazy .. I'm that line
    and depending on the day I might just step over that line !!!

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    Both bullets have two coats and have been sized. Flash glare makes the coating look thin

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