Author Topic: New Powder Not Great PowderCoat  (Read 770 times)

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Re: New Powder Not Great PowderCoat
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2020, 07:32:49 PM »
A lot of the powder burners swear by powder coating to greatly reduce fouling. I figured it was additional step to increasing the number of shots before having to scrub the barrels of the big bores and to make it easier to clean. A few months ago I started cleaning all my air rifles and all of them had leading. The DAQs were fouled, 909s etc.

I remember cleaning that Citrus forever to get the lead out. The .458 DAQ was also extremely filthy. They are all clean now and I want to keep them that way.

I could have stopped at the blue because it coated so well. The Orange was a disaster and so I got a sample each of another half dozen colors trying to see what works. Hence the rainbow of colors. The blue is still the best. Why? Shrug, beats me.

I like to go down the road until I understand why something works or doesn’t.

Also, I originally got the Orange so when I dropped the dang things I could more easily see them.

I think if the barrels stay clean then the other benefit is better accuracy over the period of a shoot. I also like having less exposure to lead when out on a shoot.

Dude, the wind was blowing 27mph today with big gusts. 15knots is my limit for taking the boat out. Mighty uncomfortable and I bet it was a bear launching and docking.

Is it time to go shooting yet?  ;D
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Re: New Powder Not Great PowderCoat
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2020, 06:18:17 AM »
Thanks. I know that you haven't had a real chance to get out and test those pc'd pills. I was just looking for a distinct performance advantage of pc vs. lube. I'm all about 'the proof is on the paper' concept.

Yes, my little 15'5" Westcoaster was being blown across the water like a feather. Tried to anchor but the wind blow me back downstream against a 6' rising tide's current. Ended up pinning the boat against the tules on shore and riding it out for 5 hours until the tide change. Once the water quit charging into the head wind the white caps settled a bit and allowed for a safe ride home. Actually caught a couple of stripers and brought one home for dinner. No sturgeon. Water's too cold. 51 degrees. They need about 54 to start actively feeding.
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Re: New Powder Not Great PowderCoat
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2020, 02:58:16 PM »
Sacramento is flat assed calm today!
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Re: New Powder Not Great PowderCoat
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2020, 03:40:05 PM »
I note these colors are available....


Black Cherry.
Brick Red.
Zombi Green.
Candy Apple Red.
Red Copper.
Gold 1035.
Gun Metal.
Black 1035.

One would think that Titty Pink and Alien Green would be available too?
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Re: New Powder Not Great PowderCoat
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2020, 04:51:46 PM »
Hahaha
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