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Discussion in 'Reloading Forum (All Calibers)' started by geraldgee, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. geraldgee

    geraldgee Gold $$ Contributor

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    Ok - I drank the annealing Kool-Aid and purchased an Annealeez. Got it and played with it some yesterday. I also purchased a bottle of Tempilaq 750. Nevertheless - here is my question to you Tempilaq user -

    In painting this substance on, I find it comes out of the bottle a bit clotty or lumpy and it goes on to the case the same way. I shook the bottle aggressively several times and it didn't seem to have any real effect. If the label on the bottle cap is to be believed, it was manufactured in March 2018.

    I watched a YouTube Vid where it looked like it had the consistency of thick paint - NOT the stuff I bought. Any suggestions/ideas?

    Thanks in advance for your constructive help.

    Gerald
     
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  2. Dan S

    Dan S Silver $$ Contributor

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    Tempilaq sells thinner
     
  3. Ccrider

    Ccrider Silver $$ Contributor

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    Yea. Thinner. And it is expensive.
     
  4. Dan S

    Dan S Silver $$ Contributor

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    https://m.grainger.com/mobile/product/TEMPIL-Temperature-Indicating-Thinner-31MF01
     
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  5. danny

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    Gerald,
    Typically, it is pretty thin , and, if I remember correctly, you are supposed to paint it on in thin coats. I can't explain why yours is thick, but in any case, you really need their thinner to exist with this stuff, unless you are a chemistry teacher, chemical engineer or sales rep that can identify it as a commonly available and less expensive solvent by odor. This substance evaporates and gets thick in less than short order.

    Danny
     
  6. Dan S

    Dan S Silver $$ Contributor

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    Annealeez is a great machine btw. I love mine. I look for reasons to anneal just so I can watch it in action. It’s memorizing ;)
     
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  7. geraldgee

    geraldgee Gold $$ Contributor

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    Thank you for your quick responses.

    I bought the thinner. I wasn’t sure if it needed thinned or more shaking. I guess I expected a more consistent texture. I’ll add some thinner and see what I end up with. Thanks again.

    Gerald
     
  8. Dusty Stevens

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    Be sure to sneak up on that thinner it goes a lot faster than you expect!!
     
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  9. geraldgee

    geraldgee Gold $$ Contributor

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    Test run - successful. I annealed some 7.62X40 WT. I will let y'all know how the load and shoot.

    Thank you all for your help.
     
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  10. Ccrider

    Ccrider Silver $$ Contributor

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    And be sure to close your bottles right or you will reach for it to find that it has disappeared much like Casper the friendly ghost . Ask me how I know.
     
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  11. danny

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    Usually,
    The thick residue sinks to the bottom after time.

    Danny
     
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  12. Nature Boy

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    You have to shake the crap out of the bottle, then shake it some more
     
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  13. Richard Coody

    Richard Coody Silver $$ Contributor

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    shake the crap out of it. paint on several coats. make sure you put it inside the neck not on the outside where it is exposed to the flame. time how long it takes to melt and set it up and carry on.
     
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  14. danny

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    I had more time to read your post as I sit down for the evening. Mine got to where it was semi solid (almost). I had to stir and bust up some of the lumps and even then kind of let the thinner sit and work on the clumps, then went back at it with shaking, stirring and busting up the clumps.

    Danny
     
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  15. Richard Coody

    Richard Coody Silver $$ Contributor

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    you might have got an old bottle. shake the hell out of it and put on several coats allowing to dry between coats. when in melts not burns off its ready. inside the neck.
     
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  16. geraldgee

    geraldgee Gold $$ Contributor

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    Following the advice above to go easy on it, I added just a bit of thinner last night. I let it set til morning and shook the snot out of it - it appears as if the coagulating/clumping is gone.

    Thanks for all the helpful advice. I appreciate it.

    Gerald
     
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  17. Fotheringill

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    If you have a dry tumbler, wrap the bottle in duct tape and throw it in to the tumbler the next time you are cleaning brass. It will help.

    Without the thinner (which I don't have) the stuff lasts about six months before it clots.
     
  18. jepp2

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    Mine must be the really good stuff. Date of manufacture is 092013A, and it hasn't dried up or lost volume. The solids do tend to drop to the bottom, but they are easy to re-disperse. When I do use it, I paint it on (goes on thin) and recap the bottle immediately and tighten the lid. I just checked both bottles and they are both fine.
     
  19. divingin

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    Don't think it's common and likely not cheaper:

    http://www.tempil.com/assets/1/31/GreenLabelThinner_TIL004NA_EN_LACO1510023_v1.0.pdf

    Bromopropane and epoxybutane, whatever those are.
     

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