First Powder Coating

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First Powder Coating

Postby GasGuzzler » 06 Jan 2021 08:21

Got a new cheap non-convection oven, a cheap digital read out temp probe, and powder/plastic BB's from Smoke on Cast Boolits. I had five GC'd RD .30-30 165s to test that were cast from wheel weights and water dropped a couple years ago. Also had a hand full of air cooled Lee .356 125s I cast last weekend. Seems to work fine. The 9mm bullets aren't scratched up, they're shiny.

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Re: First Powder Coating

Postby farmerjim » 06 Jan 2021 09:47

Looks good.
I started with the non stick aluminum foil to line the tray, and it worked fairly well. I tried the silicone liners and they worked so well that I went to them exclusively.
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Re: First Powder Coating

Postby larryw » 06 Jan 2021 12:08

Looking good.. I sure hope my first ones turn out that good. Just got my powder from Smoke,
About to try my hand shortly.
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Re: First Powder Coating

Postby Ranch Dog » 12 Jan 2021 07:27

Looks good!
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Re: First Powder Coating

Postby JohnnyEnfield » 12 Jan 2021 09:46

Smoke's powders are good. I have had good results with every color and bullet. The oven temp can be finicky in the cheap ovens like mine so I keep an eye on it, otherwise you get melted bases or squished/melted bullets. I like powder coating a lot.
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Re: First Powder Coating

Postby jwfilips » 13 Jan 2021 14:32

Smoke's powders are really good especially the Clear Powder! That is what I do the majority of my cast bullets in.
The coating is super smooth and covers the best of any other powders I have used ......It is also the easiest power I have ever used
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Re: First Powder Coating

Postby GasGuzzler » 23 Jan 2021 11:35

Picture below shows how my Ranch Dog Lee for .30-30 WIN bullets look after powder and GCs installed on my APP. I ran some .357s through the Lee .358" APP sizer and therefore have listed my LAM-II on eBay in a mass lot including the press, dies, punches, PID heater, heater plate, Lee bench plate, and home made bullet lube. The price is high but the machines are bringing a lot by themselves and I have lots thrown in. Now time to stock up on powder so I'll never be affected by a shortage.

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Re: First Powder Coating

Postby Ranch Dog » 23 Jan 2021 15:19

What is an LAM-II?
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