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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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

Recently I saw that someone on another site was using a product to "powder coat" their bullets that was intended as a car finish. It contained ceramics. This struck me as a bad idea. Wouldn’t the ceramic increase wear in the bore? Every round would have a lapping effect.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

It would be interesting to try it on a pitted bire and see what difference it made, if any.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger wrote:
Recently I saw that someone on another site was using a product to "powder coat" their bullets that was intended as a car finish. It contained ceramics. This struck me as a bad idea. Wouldn’t the ceramic increase wear in the bore? Every round would have a lapping effect.

Interesting thought Punkin. The ceramic coating products for cars is actually a hardened type finish that is extremely smooth…it’s not pure ceramic…so I don’t think it is abrasive mate.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
Gday guys,
Have any of you tried powder coating cast lead boolits?
Can you use any type of coating powder or it has to be a certain type?

I am tired of using my lubrisizer and I think I should try the powder coating method.

I started powder coating my cast lead pistol and rifle bullets around 2015. I started out using Harbor Freight Red & Yellow which are epoxy based and their electrostatic gun to spray on the coating, it worked well but wasted lots of powder and left ridges around the uncoated bases of the bullets after they were sized.

I dropped the use of the HF powders and gun not long after that and moved on to using the Shake & Bake method and using better powders that I got from Smokes over on the Cast Boolit Forum or ordered online from Eastwood. Those powders are Polyester based TGIC powder that work best for Shake & Bake. Here is the NOE 30 XCB 170 gr. bullet I shoot in my 30-06 which I'm currently running around 2300 fps. I can push it faster, but for the ranges I shoot at and the accuracy I get the velocity is fine.



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:27 am    Post subject: Re: Powder coating cast boolits Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
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Hi Tek, IIRC, is an Aussie company.

True, but I cannot find their Australian website

He don't have a website, the company is run by.

Joe Ban

J&M Specialized Products
8 Taree St, Lansdowne NSW 2430, Australia

Jandmspecializedproducts @ gmail.com

Phone # 61 (02)65569004

He does have a Facebook page www.facebook.com/JM-Sp...006203240/

Hi Tek coating source in the US. hi-performancebulletco...at-powder/
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