Poly Pellets for Powder Coating
Powder coating has become the new standard in preventing cast bullets from leading your barrel. In order to powder-coat large-caliber handgun bullets by the “shake and bake” method, it is often necessary to employ a buffer media of some kind, and most people seem to use airsoft pellets for this purpose. However, I discovered a source of “poly pellets,” or small beads made entirely of polypropylene. Since containers used for shake-and-bake powder coating are supposed to be made from polypropylene in order to develop the necessary electrostatic charge, these should theoretically work better than airsoft BBs, which are typically made from ABS plastic. This is a video announcement I made on the subject.
Here is where I found the poly pellets for sale:
Poly Pellets on Amazon
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