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Powder coating cast boolits
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:12 am    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

I hope you put your practical tips and tricks here. I'm very interested because powder coating is one of those things I've never tried and I think it could be a great help to make your own soft lead hunting bullet... nerver to old to learn new tricks Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

Ok I have solved the issues I had when trying to "Shake n Bake" boolits.

Use a container with recycling code 5 (polypropylene) - this is required to promote static charge on the cast lead.
My previous issue is because I use the wrong type of container and thus not getting a good coat.
Rigorously shake the cast bullets in the container with the powder for at least 2 minutes to ensure static built-up is strong enough to coat.

Once the lead cast are coated, dump the mixture onto a wire mesh to filter out the powder, then dump the lot into a tray covered with a sheet of aluminum foil.
Bake for 20 minutes at 180c and break them up once it is cooled.

Easy and effective.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:09 am    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

Thanks. I didn't know about the PP. Seems I'm getting another project: I was planning to make "biltong", now I can also start looking for the ingredients to powdercoat. When I can shoot something with a powdercoated soft lead bullet both projects could meet... always like to combine things.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

Cool, I like how this is turning out. What color are they?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

turn out Ok
I got Pearl color so it is very close to normal lead.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

Sorry about the image size, it is straight from my phone.

I have yet to resize the boolits.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

That's looking promising!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

Wheres the flouro pink?
How much of the powder coat remains after resizing?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

Provided the sizing is not too much different in size, ALL the coating remains in place.

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