So, I was in the "shop" making fountains. So being me i decided to mess around with some BP chemicals, i mixed a few different comps, (being stupid , i didn't write them down ) and the one that caught my eye was the one i added 80 mesh BBQ charcoal to, (BBQ charcoal was the only charcoal i had in 80 mesh ), the comp also had airfloat charcoal ( I used Red Cedar ) in it. when I lit the fountain it started out like a regular fountain, but then i noticed the charcoal ( i assume it was the 80 mesh charcoal ) had a nice look to it coming out of the fountain , kinda like a firefly,glittering type look to it ( i like to call it a flitter ) and I was like i need to make make these into stars.
When I made them into stars ( i used the leftover mix i used for the fountain ) they were nice and solid ( BTW i added 5 g of dextrin to the comp ). I have yet to put it in a 1.75" mine, but I have put them in a star gun and they look great. But since i didn't write the comp down i don't have the exact comp but this is what i think it was, (BTW i did ball mill the fountain mix, but i left out the 80 mesh )
I call the mix "PM's Streamer #1 "
Charcoal(80 mesh)- 22.5% (Add after your done milling )
ball mill time will vary, but a good estimate is about 5 hrs. (milling longer will make the burn rate faster, thus making the star faster )
I have yet to test it in a shell , so if you would like to make this comp, put it in a shell and post a video it would be appreciated
Anyways, hope you give it a try, i'll be shooting a shell with it in there in a few weeks, Need to find a day when it has rained, and time to go and fire it.
EDIT: BTW , This formula is up for modification, if you want to give any suggestions to the formula to make it better just Leave a comment here or PM me.
Edited by pyroman2498, 23 May 2013 - 02:59 AM.