Hi-Tek Heat Set Supercoat in a powdered format. Same product as the liquid version but in an easy to use powder.
Hi-Tek powder is built with the latest generation resins and has the 2-extreme catalyst built in. To use, simply measure out the appropriate amount of powder and add Acetone or M.E.K. (3.5 ounces of powder makes up to 16 fluid ounces of bullet coating).
Complete instructions are included.
I was hesitant to buy this over normal powder coat like eastwood that so many casters talk about on youtube, but I figured this would be much higher quality because it takes multiple coats. I bought the 3.5 ounce powder and bought acetone at walmart, I put on 3 coats which was actually very simple once you have a quick measuring system. Just for reference of how this might help your bullet in the barrel, I remelted some of the bullets I coated with 3 layers, they floated on top of the rest of the molten lead for a few minutes then i pushed them under and fluxed the lead. To the top rose all the coats, crumpled and burnt but still in chunks. Granted Im not sure how hot the base of a bullet gets once fired but this will definitely go a heck of a job preventing leading. I am anxious to buy more colors. Josh on Jul 3rd 2018
I have been powder coating cast bullets for my 300 blk with marginal results, they worked, but performance was not really very good. so I tried the supercoat in hopes of a little better performance, and I was blown away! Cosmetically they were superior, but when I sized them, I was sold. and when I fired the first loads, I was amazed, same bullet, same charge, same cases, same primers, 1 inch groups at 100 yards instead of the 4 inch groups I had settled for.
No way I am going back to powder coating, This stuff is as big of a revolution to cast bullets as smokeless powder was to metallic cartridges. Randy Donk on May 20th 2018
Works great , easy. A second grader could do it with good results. Thanks Larry Evans on May 14th 2018
I've now got almost every color of Hi-Tek. My latest two colors are the Black 1035 and the Red Copper.
I found with both of these that three very light coats ~3.5ml/5 lbs works quite well and gives awesome color. The picture of the Black 1035 here doesn't do justice to this coating. It's got a ton of gold in it. I'd almost call it antique gold. I always had problems with the Black K15 looking like crap. I mixed it according to the directions, which are not the same as the other colors, and it always comes out with a very matte finish that IMHO looks like crap. It shoots just fine but just didn't have the POP of the other colors. The Black 1035 doesn't have that problem at all.
The Red Copper is hard to describe but looks awesome.
Shipping is always prompt, product is packaged quite well and I've never had a problem with any of my shipments.
The one thing I wish ya would all sell is some 4-5 ounce HDPE bottles to hold the mix. I currently get them from Amazon but one stop shopping would be awesome.
As a side note, I was using syringes to measure the mixed product. I've switched to some 5ml plastic transfer pipettes. A lot easier to use and they're a lot cheaper. Satisfied user! on Apr 9th 2018
Having great success with these products Unknown on Mar 29th 2018
Tried it on some lee 230 grain 300 blackout cast bullets and worked very well. I have been shooting the Hi-tek bullets for just over a year now and have had no leading issues. I will continue to use and recommend Hi-tek to anyone and everyone interested. Jeff Reynolds on Mar 11th 2018
I bought a small 3.5 ounce jar or powder to sample the product. I followed directions about the acetone mix and cooking to double coated my 158 gr, SWC-TL made with WW for 357. The first coat was thin and spotty. The second coat covered completely and finished smooth and even. The "smash" test showed good adhesion with no flaking, chipping or peeling. After the final coat, the coating did not chip, flake or peel in the resizing die. The coating also remained intact after loading with no peeling, chipping or flaking at the case mouth. I've used Alox, generic powder coat and several wax base lubes. The Hi-Tek by far the best. The Alox and wax based lubes are just plain messy. The generic powder coat are difficult to apply consistently and usually end up being too thick, lumpy and inconsistent. It's not unusual for the generic powder coating to crack or chip in the resizing die. The Hi-Tek coating process requires 2 thin coats, but the process is simple and straight forward. The Hi-Tek coating also reduced my group size by 50%. That really surprised me. The coating was the only change I made to the load. I occasionally got barrel leading when using Alox and wax/grease. The generic powder coat did not produce any barrel leading. I'm not getting any barrel leading with Hi-Tek. While I don't like the extra step involved in the double coat process, the improvement in accuracy and nice clean barrel will keep me coming back. For me, it's just another step to the casting / reloading process to get premium quality ammo.
My first batch was 200 bullets for my 357. If my math is correct, the 3.5 ounce jar I purchased will coat about 5000 of my 357 bullets. That means the Hi-Tek coating increases my per bullet cost by $0.0034. That's 3 coated bullets for one penny. The Hi-Tek product seems to be an economical solution and I included shipping in the cost.
I recommend Hi-Tek bullet coating and will order more when this jar is gone. clv7 on Mar 4th 2018
Estoy usando el recubrimiento HI Tek desde hace, aproximadamente, nueves meses. los resultados obtenidos son excelentes. Cuando muestro las puntas pintadas a mis colegas de Tiro, preguntan dónde las compro.
Recargo en .380 - 9 - 38 SP - 357 MGN - .40 SW y 45 acp. y en todos los casos la performance de los disparos es muy buena.
Y los cañones se encuentran limpios, sin las suciedades y emplomamientos habituales de las puntas fundidas.
Soy de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, República Argentina Alberto Mazzucchelli on Feb 22nd 2018
I currently have 9 colors of Hi-Tek. If you can follow directions and do basic measuring you'll have no problems.
I weigh my bullets so I know how my coating to apply. If I'm doing 2.5 kg of bullets I'll use 4 ml of coating for the first coat and 6 ml for the second. I've found this gives me a better coat.
I mix up the solution 50 ml at a time and use a syringe to measure the coating solution.
I've found 10 minutes at 400° does the trick.
Happy customer on Feb 2nd 2018
learning with small steps. Made a few mistakes.It is getting better. Unknown on Jan 26th 2018