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Thread: Some Eastwood combo colors

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    Boolit Man
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    Some Eastwood combo colors

    My go-to from Eastwood is Mirror Red, and the two Ford colors. I also have a few other colors that are so-so so I’ve begun mixing them with my better powders to obtain the best coverage.

    350gr .458 for 45-70

    Ford Light Blue and Architectural Bronze



    Mirror Red with Copper Vein ... really like this one.


    Ford Dark Blue with Reflective Chrome



    Anyone have some favorite Eastwood color mixes?

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    I don't, but yours look great

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    Are you doing the “shake and bake” method on those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeyeguy View Post
    Are you doing the “shake and bake” method on those?
    I'm curious aswell, those are nice.

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    Eastwood does produce beautiful results... no difficulty/no real mess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeyeguy View Post
    Are you doing the “shake and bake” method on those?
    Yes ... about 2 or 3 minutes in a plastic container.

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    OOC: Roughly how many (of the larger calibers) do you shake at a time ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehavey View Post
    OOC: Roughly how many (of the larger calibers) do you shake at a time ?
    I have a heavy duty, 1/2 gal sized container that I use ... I’ll drop in about 100 to 120 at a pop, about half full ... pretty heavy and after 2 minutes my arms are a tad tired. Sift them and then stand ‘em up up parchment paper.

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    I like that copper vein, looks good.

    I used to get a wild hair and mix colors just for grins...then one day I accidently came up with a color that looked like 'Root Beer' and thought that this will be my standard color from now on. Problem was that I didn't write the mix down and I used red + black & some clear gloss...to this day I have not been able to copy that color again...'how frustrating'!



    Now I use the black + white and get what I call an 'old lead' and am happy with this...I never get the 'hue' exactly the same but the basic color is there, coverage is excellent and I still get the grins.



    If I start with an empty bowl and do a 50/50 mix fresh...the color will be like the darker ones but if I just 'freshen up' a bowl and add a little the 'hue's' are all over the map...hahaaa....



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    Quote Originally Posted by OS OK View Post
    ''Gotta love the PC ... best thing that's come down the pike in a long time!"
    I really like the root beer color and old lead.

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    Eastwood semigloss clear mixed with just a pinch of green or blue is my go-to color for coating. Gives an opaque HyTek look and great coverage. Gp

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    dumb question. Is eastwood the type of PC that smoke sells?

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    Some Eastwood combo colors

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimner View Post
    dumb question. Is eastwood the type of PC that smoke sells?
    Another vendor that sells powder. I use them exclusively since they are about 20 min drive.

    https://www.eastwood.com/

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    I buy Eastwood powders buy the pound thru Amazon, with free shipping. I like their clear-gloss.
    JM

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    here are some eastwood colors I tried
    I use a lyman tumbler with a small bowl with clear lid to watch coverage
    gold and orange takes longerClick image for larger version. 

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    I found Eastwood's Copper Vein to be really disappointing by itself. The rough finish was only a little better than Harbor Freight red. Then I started mixing it with some Eastwood colors that work for shake & bake and the results were very smooth. While Eastwood has some great shake and bake powders, they have some that don't work so well. All of Smoke's powders are tested so you know they will work. This post is a great help for those looking for Eastwood colors that work. Thank You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TjB101
    Mirror Red with Copper Vein ... really like this one.
    TJ, what are ratios (Red:Copper) when mixing the two [Eastwood] powders?
    I'm having a devil of a time getting the combo to stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehavey View Post
    TJ, what are ratios (Red:Copper) when mixing the two [Eastwood] powders?
    I'm having a devil of a time getting the combo to stick.
    Right around 50/50 ... we have a dehumidifier in the garage that may be helping.

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