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#121 bigbuck

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 03:07 PM

thanks for clearing that up, so you mentioned comps containing flake aluminum, would boric acid apply to comps such as firefly?



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 06:13 PM

I meant a fine flake more specifically.  Anything finer than 100 mesh maybe?  I've made a lot of firefly and firefly like compositions and never once had a problem without boric acid.  I used a +30 mesh cut of Eckhart 41813 almost exclusively.  


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:55 AM

anyone ever made neds N1 glitter with alcoa 120 from HCS ??? only alum I have at the moment



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:43 AM

This is kinda old, but i have a question. Has anyone used Alcoa 120 in D-1 or N-1?


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:57 AM

Is it Alcoa or Reynolds?
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:50 PM

Mike, I use the Alcoa 120 in D1 and N1 but I haven't added it as the sol metal. I'm assuming your asking what difference it will make? I sub 20% A120 for 20% of the 325m atomized Al in order to create a longer lasting tail. The one big difference I've seen is at the end of the tail the AL no longer glitters and turns into more of a flitter or AL firefly.

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 03:08 PM

That's what i was wondering. I just made a batch of N1 with full 120. I have some stars drying now. I'll remember to use 20% 120 and the rest 325  next time. Hobby Chem said it was Glitter Al. so i thought i would try it.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 03:51 PM

I've never tried A120 in D1 as 100% it may have a nice effect IDK.

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:08 PM

If it's the Reynolds it'll have only a slightly larger mesh so it may actually give bigger spritzels. I've finally got me a large enough collection of aluminum grades to start playing with glitters again. So far D1 and Buttered Popcorn are my faves.
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:57 PM

Here's the break down of it and it is not Reynolds.

It is a mixed mesh aluminum, here are Alcoa specs.  -40-100mesh 10%-25%, 100-200mesh 15%-30%, 200-325mesh 15%-25%, -325mesh 28%-34%.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:29 PM

Mike, don't forget to share the out come.

I've got some supposed Alcoa 120 and a 101 Al. While the 101 only contains about 20-25 percent -160 +325 material ( the 160 is an estimate currently ) from personal classifying. I should have enough I could classify it to make a pretty close 120 blend if I ever needed. I acquired some sieves specifically for metals a little while back since I don't like go back and forth between non metalic and metalic classifying.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 02:34 AM

I use solely Alcoa 120 in N1 glitter. It's very pretty and makes lovely stars, fountains, and sparklers (although the sparklers drip a lot of sparks and dross).



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 10:47 AM

They should be dry by the end of the week, and i will do a video.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 05:53 PM

It started raining, so i shot it anyway. N-1 with Alcoa 120. 1 tbsp of BP, 1/4 cup of 3/8" pumped stars. It actually looked better in person. (Awesome Glitter.)


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:11 PM

nice



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:34 PM

Great glitter spritzels!


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:53 AM

That looked awesome. Id think its a shell best launched after a good rain and sent really high. Beautiful.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:09 AM

Hey Mike, I have made D-1 (I actually prefer N-1) in 2 different ways. First, I have used 50% alcoa, and 50% -325 mesh aluminum. Second, I made it with 100% Alcoa. I used the Alcoa for the same reason you did, because it is advertised as "glitter aluminum". Both ways made great glitter stars, and I do believe the Alcoa makes some nicer delayed flashes. The only real difference I could notice was with the 100% Alcoa, there were some longer delayed flashes (if that makes sense). I absolutely love that alcoa, I also make white flitter/white pearl comets with it. Makes a nice long thick tail. Your D-1 test looks PERFECT to me. 


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:34 AM

Damn those weree sum pretty stars!



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:15 AM

Yea Brad look like the longer it burns the better the flashes. I could see why the second was better, if you went 50-50 with the first one you had about 78% -325. If you had went 20% -325 it would have looked a little better out of the gun. @ 78% it would probably cover up some of the flashes.


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