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i got a couple of orders of magnlium from skylighter and i have had to screen the shavings out of the batch i am just wondering if there is any use for the shavings
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The shavings or turnings are almost always magnesium, not magnalium. Some people will add them to comets for a tail effect. I believe some others have tried to add them to salutes without a lot of success. There's unfortunately probably not a lot one can do with them.
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ok they said to ship them back and they would credit me for them so i will was just making sure i could not do anything with them. next question is there a star formula the uses steel in it
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Not really. Steel is used in close-up effects, the delicacy of the sparks is lost at a distance. Try fountains, or some sparklers.
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I've found you can use those "chips" to make a kind of strobe pot. I've mixed small amounts of them with some rather slow burning black powder comps or a slow burning red, magnalium fuelled comp and hand packed it into a thin walled tube. When the chips ignite they produce a rather bright flash of light. Whitish with the BP comp and red of course with the other.
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