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#1 kingkama

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:23 AM

Angy Pink Glitter

Potassium Nitrate 56
Charcoal 10
Sulphur 22
MgAl 14 - 325 mesh 50/50
SrCO3 5
Dextrine 5

Must be made in comet 6-10% moisture added 30% acetone 70% wather

Burn pinkish with a medium short tail of big glitters. Born from Winokur 2 atoxic project :).
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#2 MondoMage

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:18 AM

Question - why the acetone? There's nothing in the formula that should require it. Unless there's something I'm missing?



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:42 AM

You are right but I use acetone or alcohol for breaking surface tension of water, speed up the evaporation and reduce the water content. So I think using acetone is better than alcohol because it's boiling point is lower. All that is made because it's essential that glitters star drying in Less time possible avoiding interaction between magnalium or alluminium with nitrates that will render the glittering ineffective.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:10 PM

What is the 50/50 referring to in this formula?



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:41 PM

50% Mg and 50% Al ratio in the magnalium ;)


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:21 AM

Oh, I have never heard of calling any other ratio "magnalium"...


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:50 AM

Do you have any videos of this effect?



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:53 AM

No I have not. I don't like to record fireworks, it's cool but Lost some in the philosophy of the Pyro.

Edited by kingkama, 28 February 2018 - 10:58 AM.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:48 AM

Ok, so I purchased some strontium carbonate today from a ceramics supplier.

 

The reason is to create this composition. However, there are some warnings I've read: "should never be used in mixtures incompatible with sulfides such as chlorate based mixtures".

 

No chlorates involved, so I think I'm ok to go?


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 02:04 PM

Yes no chlorate I try ever to don't use if it possible, the reason for the advise is in the presence of barium and strontium sulfate, but, they usually are insoluble so these advice is only for a probability that something happens. For enhancing the glittering try to substitute part of magnalium with spherical alluminium 325 mesh. I hope you like the results.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 05:53 PM

If anyone makes this please get video and review it. Seems to be a simple, inexpensive comp.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:29 AM

I intend to give it a go, but unfortunately it won't be for many months. I'm sure some of you 4th July fanatics will get there before me.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:12 AM

Ok, so I made a small comp. Not well tested but the stars are now dry. Sorry no video.

 

Very Ferocious, Noisy and Angry indeed!!!

 

Pink? well not really - but definitely  "pinkish" compared to my standard gold looking glitters. My version of the comp burned way too fast - Lately I've been having issues with charcoals and glitters. I did use a mix of my fast charcoal/slow charcoal 50/50. But this comp was . . . whoah!!!. :)

 

A small 1/16" star tested via the "stix flicka" method was consumed at around 6ft into the air, and I can verify the short tail and lots of glitter indeed. :) Very nice.

 

Soon I hope to test this in a star gun with the 5/8th (15mm) comets that I made. I'm sure it will look really nice.

 

Also I think it's worth try this composition using lampblack/carbon black substituting the charcoal.

 

But real Pink? well not that I can see at this stage.


Edited by stix, 07 March 2018 - 06:13 AM.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:22 AM

I wonder if you use barium carbonate if you would get a angry green, I guess it is worth a try



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 02:35 PM

Barium carbonate make whitish orange glitter I tried. Stix try substitute half magnalium with aluminum 325 spherical that will increase burning time and glittering. Yes the color as you sad is pinkish real pink or red or green or blue glitter are hard or impossible to make. Letme know the results.




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