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#61 Sparx88

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 03:52 AM

Doesn't the kno3 need to be dissolved for these to work? I've made them with varying percentages of water with alcohol and found that plain water produced the best most dense glitter flashes. Winokur 19 and 23 anyway.
If using red gum can you use dilute alcohol like 10% alcohol to water and have the red gum activate if let sit for awile in covered container?
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Posted 21 February 2016 - 02:12 PM

Doesn't the kno3 need to be dissolved for these to work? I've made them with varying percentages of water with alcohol and found that plain water produced the best most dense glitter flashes. Winokur 19 and 23 anyway.
If using red gum can you use dilute alcohol like 10% alcohol to water and have the red gum activate if let sit for awile in covered container?

That might be worth a try! 


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 02:54 PM

I'd encourage you to try my "Buttered Popcorn" glitter, also.  It's different.

 

It was inspired by the Winokur formula, but re-formulated for big, very gold spritzels.

 

(The formula is 'around'; no need to re-post here.)

 

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 03:11 PM

Buttered popcorn even has it's own dedicated thread.  http://www.amateurpyro.com/forums/topic/7018-buttered-popcorn-glitter/ 

 

You need a fairly high alcohol content to activate red gum.  10% is certainly too low.  I suspect you'll need to be north of 50% to get much of an effect.  I believe 70% isopropanol can work, though I prefer the 91% stuff.  You can probably get an idea for yourself by mixing in a scoop of red gum into various alcohol solutions.  Red gum is....well reddish.  The color of the solution can be used as a crude proxy for how much it's activating.  Not all red gum is created equally, so you may still notice some insoluble sand, dirt, etc. even if using straight alcohol. 

 

I firmly believe the nitrate dissolving is primarily responsible for the different appearances of pumped, rolled, and cut glitter stars even when made from the same formula.  There are a lot of factors at play between density, particle sizes, and potential chemical reactions. 


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 10:06 AM

you are using magnalium 200 mesh?? can you also roll these stars??



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 12:11 AM

You can roll almost all glitters, at least I haven't had any problems with them. The crucial thing with glitters is how fast they are dried. One day in the shade and then to the sun or drying chamber.



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 11:17 AM

If you are rolling glitter I would recommend a non-water based binder. Phenolic works well.


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 03:06 PM

do you just prime with bp?






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