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.
When I mixed the red copper and cooked first time. W T Friggen. Color was gold. The second time was a charm. I cast cool then coat. Guy Parsons on Jul 12th 2017
I have been casting, sizing and lubing bullets for over forty years. I shoot more USPSA Action Pistol today more than the other pistol sports. I tried coatings a few years ago and was disappointing. I was fortunate that a friend has been using your product for several months and was happy with the results and he may shoot more rounds of .40 cal than the amount I shoot in .45 caliber. I am look for less chamber fouling in my Kart barreled 1911 platform as it would cause malfunctions until I pulled a rope through after each stage, then got 100% function.
My friend Steve explained the process and then said the read the instructions over and over and over until I felt I was comfortable with it. I purchased a $40 convection toaster oven, oven thermometer, measuring cups, containers and such. I have a GRAM scale which made it easy. My first batch of 200 grain bullet in a quantity of 200 bullets may have been a little too much solution. I thought I would be using the entire 100 ml of Acetone and the 20 grams of powder on the two hundred. Quickly realized what I had done and poured all I could back out of the Tupperware bowl and started the shaking process until the sound changed and the bullets started sticking to each other. I kept going as I walked back into the garage and poured them on to 1/4 hardware cloth screen. With rubber gloves still on, I separated the bullets and put them on their sides. At this point they did not seem to be sticky any more. Oven preheated to 375 and slide the first tray in. I made the trays to fit the racks and bent up two squares all the way around. 200 bullets is a great number to work with.
Letting them cool after twelve minutes in the oven, back outside and re coated the 200, keeping the bowl moving like using a frying pan like the pro chefs on tv to keep the bullets moving, Pushing away and back towards you gave the bullets a very nice movement that coated. Make sure you do not cover what you use, the Acetone must be able to evaporate. My bowl is 8 inches across so it has plenty of air getting to it. Keep you head back and hope a breeze is blowing or use a good size fan to keep the fumes away.. The instructions say 6 ml per 200 bullets is spot on, I used a tablespoon which is 5ml plus a little shot more. Move rotate and shake and you will hear the sound change in 20 to 30 seconds, keep it moving until you pour in tray and spread out. Now bake again at 375 using oven thermometer, dial on oven not that accurate, time OK, I have a Black & Decker model, comes with two trays and I do not use the crumb catcher, only the trays with wire trays I made to fit. You can do 400 at a time this way.
Instructions say you are to size the bullets without the blue or any other kind of bullet lube. Amazingly the coating does not come off, just sizes very well. I am using a Lyman 200 gr 45 mold and a Lee 200 mold intended to use the Lee Lube. I had tried the Lee in the past with poor accuracy. I sized the Lyman and did not size the Lee. Preliminary results seem to indicate that they are both accurate. If I could eliminate sizing and get good accuracy would be a big plus.
Now I loaded both bullets without sizing and will test accuracy. Coated bullets have very little smoke compared to lead lubed bullets and on some days, the smoke will get you. I looks like the coating is very tough. Do not use too much in the shake process, you can always do more in the next batch. At first the the whole thing seems complicated but as you get past a tray or two, it will seem much easier.
Now I have to evaluate if the coating process and sizing is worth against using lead lubed and sizing. There may be a little more time to coat but if higher accuracy, no leading or crude in the chamber is eliminated, it may prove to be beneficial. Testing un-sized coated bullets today at 50 yards. Maybe I can append my findings. This is a most interesting thing to come along for a person who has reloaded over 100,000 or more pistol rounds in over forty years. AG Arthur --- Gonzalez on Jun 28th 2017
1. Follow the directions. Mix the powder and solvent and let sit AT least 30 minutes before use.
2. Use one ML per pound of bullets.
3. Don't shake too long.
4. Know your oven's temperature.
5. Time your bake.
If you follow the directions you'll have the best bullet coating on the market. Please note that extended bake times will darken the color of the coated bullets. I weigh every batch of bullets and use a syringe to measure the Hi-Tek.
I currently have seven colors of Hi-Tek powder. I use to to coat bullets for everything I shoot, pistols to rifle. If done correctly you'll have no barrel leading.
I receive my orders two days after I place the order. Shipping time is awesome!
I just wish that Hi-Tek would offer some good wide mouth bottles to hold the mixed product. Something that's solvent proof.
***The solid white jars that I am currently packaging the powder in will stand up to the solvent. The older clear ones will not*** TexasGrunt on Jun 20th 2017
Can't get the Green color to show on my cast Bullets. Oven set to 400 and time to 10 min. Not having any problem with the Black Cherry Red coating.
Once I got the hang of liquid coating it went ok but you need to follow instructions and wear old clothes. Will probably try some of the other colors.
Thanks for the feedback, if your Z. Grn is turning brown, your too hot or too long in the oven. Please call me and will gladly assist you.
225.324.4501 Richard on Jun 16th 2017
I had tried the Hi-Tek coating before but never got good results.. the bullets were not smooth or glossy. This was my fault because my oven was a good 40 degrees too hot at the 400 degree setting. When I ordered this color (myan Gold) I had the temp right. Also as some have noted it works better if you run it a little lean (more acetone)
The bullets came out much smoother and have a small amount of gloss but nothing like the Hi-Tek bullets that I had ordered to try from Missouri bullet. Those are so slippery and glossy you can hardly pick them up. Mine are still not there. The coating is easy to do but there is a lot of down time between all the drying and cooling. If you have a lot of batches to rotate this is fine but not so good for small lots. Doran on Jun 13th 2017
Comes out darker than what I expected but other than that looks good great product will be ordering from them again Unknown on May 15th 2017
I did quite a bit of research online about this product before purchasing and all the good reports seem to be completely accurate. Detailed instructions made even my first attempt successful. Donnie is also as helpful as many have mentioned. I received a note saying that the K15 black can be too thick mixed with 20 grams of power and 10-12 seems to work better. That saved me some time and frustration through trial and error. Thank you for a great product. Winfred on May 13th 2017
This stuff is great, and they get it to you quick. Randy Williams on Apr 9th 2017
Shipping was immediate, instructions were great, and the product is good! Blaine Donders on Mar 30th 2017
It seems the different available colors require different temp/bake time to get expected color results. These turned out green, after 3 coats, just really dark green. I emailed Donnie and he responded promptly explaining this IS a difficult color coating and to try to raise temp/time.... I've found posts stating the same...... Would be nice if they would send temp/ time data for the colors that need more attention, requiring less EXPERIMENTING will limited quantity purchased...... With that being said, I love the coating and will continue use Richard on Mar 27th 2017