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    Clear powder coating sticking

    Just got my clear powder coat from Smoke today. Coated 10 clear and 10 copper and baked. When I went to remove from non stick aluminum foil the copper ones fell right off but the clear ones bases stuck to the foil. Anyone have a similar experience using the clear ? TIA, Derrell

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    I have not used any but just asking was the foil the correct side up ? I made that mistake before.
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    Hi RP , yes non stick side was up, I've used this sheet a couple of times. Weird that the copper ones fell right off.

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    A good reason to use parchment paper instead of aluminum foil. The down side to parchment paper is that it has a limited life...when it turns Brown after several uses/bakings, replace it or it will fall apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEC505 View Post
    Hi RP , yes non stick side was up, I've used this sheet a couple of times. Weird that the copper ones fell right off.
    thats probably the problem.i use smokes clear and replace the foil for every oven load. never have that problem

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    I use Smoke's powders and always use parchment paper at least twice before replacing with no issues.
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    Chainsaw, I stopped by Wallyworld on the way home tonight and picked up a silicone baking mat. Will give it a try later tonight,

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    I took Chainsaw's recommendation and tried the silicone mat, and it stopped boolits from sticking !! Still have a concern with coating puddling at the base when I pull it off the mat. Sizing does take it off, Am I over worrying ??

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    Assuming you did not over powder the bullets, you should not have any pooling at base (on silicon mat).
    I suspect the powder if u did your part.
    I hear Smoke’s clear is good to go.



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    Sizing should not remove powder unless your really swaging.
    .003 or more IMO



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    clear coats better than copper thus it will be more likely to stick. I bake on mesh trays with minimal sticking, a tap of the tray upside down on the table and they all fall out.

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    If your coating is puddling then you have to much powder adhered to your bullets. Try tapping the bullet to knock off the excess before placing it on the mat. BTW: As far as I am concerned good quality silicon mats are the best way to go and over the last 6 years I have tried them all.

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