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#1 robbo

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 05:51 AM

I posted the first one of these elsewhere so I should post them here too.  Both are commercial round star formulas but will work well when pumped.  I've never wet them enough to cut them.  Particular notes for the composition are below each one.

 

Silver Glitter

KNO3 16 BaNO3 6 AFC 4 S 6 Sb2S3 3.5 Al Atom'd 3.5 BaCO3 2 Dextrine 2

The barium carbonate MUST be passed three or more times through a 100m screen with one or two of the other chemicals to insure that it is very finely distributed throughout the final mix.  I usually premix it with the Al, dextrine and antimony sulfide though the 100m = less dust.  The Al can be something like one of the "120"s or a "325m".  

 

 

Gold Glitter

KNO3 19 AFC 3.5 S 4 Na Oxalate 4 Al Atom'd 3 Sb2S3 1.5 Dextrine 1.5

Wet with boric acid in water.  We used to use a saturated solution (which isn't that much boric acid...).  Watch for heating up, although I've never seen it happen.

 

Like all glitters, both of these must be pretty dry before you subject them to any heated drying or you may lose effectiveness.



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 05:53 AM

Sorry about the way the chemicals got listed; I guess the Excel tables didn't translate to this format.



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 07:17 PM

I saw those over on FW'ing, I'm definitely going to give the silver a try.

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 03:36 PM

Kindly tell me what is AFC in above listed chemical compositions?
Is it aluminum flake coarse?

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 08:43 AM

Air Float Charcoal.  



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Posted 17 August 2020 - 03:17 PM

Air Float Charcoal.  


Thanks mate:)

Edited by Himanshudcd, 17 August 2020 - 03:19 PM.





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