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Thread: Colors and coverage?

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    Boolit Master
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    I am lazy. I let Smoke cull out the dud powders and I buy what he then recommends.

    prs

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    Smokes clear covers like smooth glass. I use his clear on all my 100 yards plus rifle boolits. It even fills in my tumbling dings and dents. I also can see my lead so it gives more of a traditional look imo. For his colors Carolina blue always covers the easiest and best for me.

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    When I get home I have to check my winners and losers against that chart. Thanks for that blikseme300.

    In my limited experience I found that even powders from the same manufacturer can be different formulations and cover differently so the brand may not be an indicator of how good they cover on a particular material.

    I bought some black paint that covers (with SnB) terribly on lead but beautifully on some steel swag lamp chain that I coated.
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    Gary

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    Boolit Master mehavey's Avatar
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    Finally settled on three that take 90sec shake in Tupperware/airsoft beads container,
    with perfect 1-coat coverage, all Eastwood, color-coded for alloy/quick ID:

    - Lyman #2: Mirror Red
    - 30-1 Soft: Mirror Green
    - Pure Lead: Ford Light Blue

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    I have four of smokes colors.

    Carolina blue - works very well
    Flame red - this one looks like it is not covering but it flows and covers very well
    Clear - I really like this stuff, sticks quickly and covers well. Goes on white, cures clear.
    Traffic Orange - a friend likes the orange and I do his PC but this stuff is marginal, seems to provide a thin coat, not as nice as the others. I would not recommend.

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    I'm partial to what Smoke calls bacon grease..

    I call it FDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehavey View Post
    Finally settled on three that take 90sec shake in Tupperware/airsoft beads container,
    with perfect 1-coat coverage, all Eastwood, color-coded for alloy/quick ID:

    - Lyman #2: Mirror Red
    - 30-1 Soft: Mirror Green
    - Pure Lead: Ford Light Blue
    That is the first time I heard that one. I use different colors for different molds. So no accidental mixing of different size / weight boolits. Don't want a hot or squib load by accident.
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne


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    When I first got into PC a polymer physicist told me that for my bullet coating he estimated that using a hard polyester powder would be the best choice for my needs. Since PC from 2012 I have found he was right, even though he had never coated a bullet, he knew his polymers. A "Solid Color" Polyester works the best and the best coverage is typically with blues & greens. All the solid colors I have tried will tumble coat. You can check your specific powder for hardness, but I go with 2H+. A polyurethane powder will go even harder and like all powders it sprays well, but may not tumble coat.
    Last edited by Dragonheart; 10-20-2020 at 12:47 PM.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check