combining 2 colors to PC

Kevin Stenberg

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I have been experimenting with combining a second color when applying PC to bullets. And it seems to coat a little more evenly with less colorless spots. There doesn't seem to be a big difference. But my bullets seem to be colored more evenly.
In most cases i add so little of a second color, That there is very little color change. But the coverage change can be seen.
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
I use a silver grey bumped with just enough HF red to make my coated bullets look pretty close to little Dr. Pepper cans.
 

Spindrift

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I also mix powders of different colors. I have a couple of powders that don’t work so well on their own (Eastwood Chrysler orange, and white gloss). I mix them with powders with good adherence, and the mix covers really well.
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Missionary

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We have mixed the last bits of colors we bought. Covers just as well and is certainly a color no ones sells.... Will keep adding to it as other colors get near gone.
 

GRMPS

Active Member
Most whites/light colors don't work well on their own but are great for blending and getting cool results. Often a little of a good powder will help a lot of a not-so-good powder behave better.
I sell a lot of PC that coats well by themselves and a few that are just for blending (unless you spray)
CW and several friends have tested All my PC
 

CWLONGSHOT

Residing in New England
Something else ya can do is accent colors.

I shoot a few special matches every year. I have done a couple thousand PINK bullets for one match that was a big hit. We had a 500 ct box as a affle and dont ya know it was among the biggest money makers for the charity!!

Another I did was zombie bullets.
I first coated in Kawasaki Green, then as they stood on the tray, using a eye dropper, I "puffed" gloss red on each nose of each bullet. Made a very nice effect!
These where exactly the same about 1000 made and 500 raffled off for the hose charity!
Sorry cant access pics here now.
CW
 

STIHL

Active Member
Inadvertently I have mixed powders as well it always is interesting to see what you come up with. I accidentally got some green and blue mixed together yesterday and it turned out really cool.
 

STIHL

Active Member
Well this thread got me to experimenting. I have made up a few different colors. One is a blue grey thats ok it’s 50/50 blue clear, but I have found one I like tonight.

1.5tbsp clear-.5 tbsp green. I introduce you to Ninja Turtle green!!!!

Thanks for watching I’m out!
 

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STIHL

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@Spindrift, thank you. I have been paying more attention to my alloy temp and cadence, it has been a productive last 4 or 5 casting sessions on learning the more intricate details of the art to casting. My powder coating techniques have also came a long way in the last few weeks. I have gotten back in the swing of things and am better at it than I have ever been. I fell in love with that RCBS 45-200 SWC tonight it is a absolute pleasure to cast with. It just topped the night off when those bullets came out of the oven like that.