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#1 Potassiumchlorate

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

Despite my preferences for chlorates I have tested another ammonium perchlorate composition :P

Composition type: ammonium perchlorate based organic blue star composition.

I don't know very much of the creator, just the name Pihko and that he probably is a Finn.

Colour/effect: deep blue star.

Incompabilities: chlorates and potassium nitrate.

Composition in weight:

Ammonium perchlorate 60
Copper(II)oxide 20
Sulfur 17
Red gum 6

Total: 103

Red gum was used as the binder. I primed it with Hardt Prime #6, but pinball prime will probably also do.

I think it is as good as any other AP blue, including the ones with Paris Green that I have tested.

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Edited by Potassiumchlorate, 03 November 2012 - 03:49 PM.

"This salt, formerly called hyperoxymuriate of potassa, is used for sundry preparations, and especially for experimental fire-works." Dr. James Cutbush

Conflo, ergo sum

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

I've been using a ammonium per and copper oxychloride blue. Its a simple formula. I'll dig it up for you if you like. I used it as a star core in a kumaro star. Absolutely stunning in a 4 inch shell.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

Sure. I'm always open for testing new stuff :)
"This salt, formerly called hyperoxymuriate of potassa, is used for sundry preparations, and especially for experimental fire-works." Dr. James Cutbush

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

What do you guys think about using shellac instead of red gum and SGRS as the binder? Shellac burns almost as fast as red gum with AP.
"This salt, formerly called hyperoxymuriate of potassa, is used for sundry preparations, and especially for experimental fire-works." Dr. James Cutbush

Conflo, ergo sum




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