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#1 AussieBombTech

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 10:49 PM

I was thinking of making some stars with the toro method, I was looking through recipes and found the McLain keystone red stars, it calls for KClO4 but I dont have that atm. Could I substitute with KClO3? Also can is substitute red gum for something else for the lancaster chlorate red?

Thanks guys, if my wording is not good its becaude Im very sick and tired.
My kryptonite is fe2o3, that stuff stained my work bench for months.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:54 AM

Yes, you can substitute KClO4 with KClO3. In the composition you named, its ok. As it doesn't contain sulfur or metals.

You can substitute Red gum with phenolic resin 1:1. Although I would not reppace it 1:1 but more like 3/4. As the burn rate increases mostly alot with using phenolic.

So instead of 12 red gum do 9 phenolic.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:52 AM

Yes, you can substitute KClO4 with KClO3. In the composition you named, its ok. As it doesn't contain sulfur or metals.
You can substitute Red gum with phenolic resin 1:1. Although I would not reppace it 1:1 but more like 3/4. As the burn rate increases mostly alot with using phenolic.
So instead of 12 red gum do 9 phenolic.

thank you, I will give this a go
My kryptonite is fe2o3, that stuff stained my work bench for months.





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