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#1 NUKE

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:54 AM

So i made some Veline stars. Generally i used some c6 mix as priming. But i understood that not all stars actually lit.

So i think i ll try the Veline prime that uses Potassium Dichromate.

I dont keep my stars for more than a week generally. So will Potassium Dichromate with uncoated MgAl is big problem? And yes there is some moisture in the mix and environment.

P.S. Should i consider to coat MgAl from now on? I mean it helps with colors/safety too much?

Thanks a lot.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:45 PM

So i made some Veline stars. Generally i used some c6 mix as priming. But i understood that not all stars actually lit.

So i think i ll try the Veline prime that uses Potassium Dichromate.

I dont keep my stars for more than a week generally. So will Potassium Dichromate with uncoated MgAl is big problem? And yes there is some moisture in the mix and environment.

P.S. Should i consider to coat MgAl from now on? I mean it helps with colors/safety too much?

Thanks a lot.


Uncoated MgAl is not considered as being unduly liable to cause your comp to heat up,as for priming your veline stars i have allways step primed them with good effect,rather than use dichromate.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

Thanks for the reply :)

I havent seen so far about this way of priming! Thanks for the info. I searched it and seems good :) Unfortunately i cant used it now cause i am out of chemicals. But i'll give it a try next time for sure.

For now i think i will use the one with dichromate...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:11 PM

I never bothered with Veline's dichromate prime, always had good success with Pax's variant:

"Veline Style" prime by Pax

Potassium Perchlorate 62
Charcoal Airfloat 22
Magnalium, granular, -200 mesh 7
Dextrin 4
Aluminum, flake, dark, American dark. -325 mesh 3
Copper(II) Oxide, black 2
A few % of woodmeal or fine sawdust

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:40 AM

two words : pinball prime, if you try it you wont look back theres no need to use or even possess toxic chems [unless you like green stars]
it even works in hard pure flash breaks [bombettes]


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