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#1 Pirotex

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 10:57 AM

Name of composition: long lasting gold glitter

Composition Type: glitter

Creator: Pirotex

Color/Effect: dark charcoal tail with many flashing sparks 

Preparation: Pump with water or 25% alcohol in water

 
NaNO3 - 47%
Charcoal (airfloat) - 40%
S - 6%
Dextrin - 7%
+10% magnalium (granulated 50-70 mesh)
 

Edited by Pirotex, 19 December 2016 - 02:47 PM.

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#2 NeighborJ

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 01:46 PM

Hey Tex, I'm giving your formula a go. I've tried similar formulas but only using them in the winter when humidity is low. This time I've replaced the dex and a small amount of the charcoal with Phenolic resin resin and disolved it in alcohol. If I like the formula, I'll save some for use in the summer so I can see how it stores. The video looks nice, similar to Lloyd's buttered popcorn when made with MgAl instead of AL(my favorite).

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 02:42 PM

Charcoal compositions works bad with ethanol and phenolic resin..



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:30 PM

Yeah your absolutely correct, but I prefer to say that the Phenolic works but it changes the effect-expecially with glitters. The comets are pressed and in the drying box. It's worth a try because otherwise in my climate the stars go stale. The resin tends to not release the metal or charcoal during the burn and ends up being a big clump of char. In the past I've added DE micro stars to force the glitter and charcoal from the surface. This may be the only option for me. It's a compromise.

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:50 PM

I like those stars pirotex, going to give them a try



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 06:26 PM

Wow! I liked that glitter!


Come on! Name one other hobby in which you cheer as your money and hard work go up in smoke!

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:51 PM

Can this composition be rammed instead of pressed?


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:55 PM

It's a charcoal based comp with no sparking metal so I see no reason it can't be rammed, especially if dampened.
I am wondering how hard it is to get dry.

Edited by OldMarine, 19 December 2016 - 09:56 PM.

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Come on! Name one other hobby in which you cheer as your money and hard work go up in smoke!

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:55 PM

Hello Tex,if I use 100 mesh mgal than glitter effect will be not same as u show in your video because I hav't 50to70 mesh.I liked your glitter effect its to good

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 11:53 PM

Hello Tex,if I use 100 mesh mgal than glitter effect will be not same as u show in your video because I hav't 50to70 mesh.I liked your glitter effect its to good

Works only with coarse magnalium



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:52 AM

Ok thanks

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 10:23 AM

What a lovely effect...
Very nice...!!

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 11:36 AM

That was such a beautiful rocket and shell. The glitter was truly amazing. Two thumbs up!



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 10:47 PM

Definitely great!

I LOVE IT !!!


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 03:45 AM

Some one try this effect with coarse aluminium? I like this glitter but coarse mgal is not available.
Thaks

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 01:41 PM

What size were those stars, since they burn so long? I wonder if you could substitute Phenolic for Dextrin?


Edited by dynomike1, 24 December 2016 - 06:42 PM.

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 10:41 AM

If you are in the states, I have 30-60 and 60-100 MgAl available.

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 01:10 PM

If you are in the states, I have 30-60 and 60-100 MgAl available.



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Posted 25 December 2016 - 01:11 PM

I am from India

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 03:17 PM

Mike, I tried the Phenolic, it didn't work. The sodium nitrate wasn't aggressive enough and it burned like a chunk of wood.





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