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Thread: Bulk (in a pile) baking methods?

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    I should clarify that my 10 min at 400 means once the temp reaches 400. They are in the oven for about 18-20 min total
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    Its possible to get nice looking bullets from the bake in a pile method. I regularly coat about 5lbs of bullets and bake them in a pile. what works for me is a total of about 20min in the toaster @ 400degress. 2 thin coats seam to work best, also bullets must be separated while they are hot. I shake them in a wire basket to separate.

    I only do this with bullets that I can not stand up or that are smaller than 45cal. Also I scratch test and hammer test at least 5 from each batch.

    The scratch test is for the hardness of the coating.

    The hammer test is for elasticity of the coating.

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    I don't care for separating the stuck bullets & any resulting fault line left so I stand them up. Using a jig to align them, takes 12-13m to fill 150 ct tray. For bulk pile coating I prefer HT, they don't stick together.
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