Looking to move into glitters/flitters and firefly stars effects. Have many, many types of Al & Mg/Al at disposal.
My primary question is this: Is there any significant difference between using, both -325 mesh: 1) Dark American Flake Pyro -325, aka old US Bronze #809, or 2) Bright American Flake -325, which apparently has a thicker coating of stearic acid on it?
My guess is they behave similarly, but the likely thicker coating on "bright" might slow energy/heat transfer before conflagration, thereby perhaps delaying the burn/effect.
Are these interchangeable? Is one an absolute necessity over the other for any given effect?
I've heard horror stories of bright Al getting everywhere, but my 5um atomized loves to do that anyways, and any charcoal making/handling day is guaranteed a scolding from the woman for leaving black fingerprints about, but that's sideline information.
American dark pyro vs American bright, both -325.
Interchangeability? Requirements for different uses/effects? One excels at something the other does not? Handling ease (I'm aware bright flake gets everywhere...)?
Opinions and favorites?
Edit addition: And what are your thoughts on the utility and fun-factor of course flitter US Bronze Al #812 (12-40 mesh)? Worth adding to the collection? Limited utility? I already have K101 and K102...
Second Edit: Is American Dark Flake -325 close to German Flake 10890, with which I have great fun? I'd heard that the German 10890 is essentially the same thing as US Bronze #809, but would appreciate personal experiences with comparing utility. Tx!
Edited by SharkWhisperer, 09 November 2020 - 02:39 PM.