I have been reading lately about the use of paint on cast bullets instead of lube. After a couple of evenings of reading I decided to take the plunge and give it a try. Being a sceptic I started out with just 4 bullets. I painted them with Rustoleum heavy duty enamel. I just sat them on their base and gave them 3 coats of the spray can enamel. Once dry I put them on one of mothers pizza pans(she almost kilt me) and put them in the oven on 360 degrees for 15 minutes. Then pulled them out to cool over night. This morning I ran all 4 of them through a Lee sizing die to see if the paint would stick and walla it did. I then laid one of them on my vice and beat it flat with a hammer and even after being all mushroomed out the paint suck.
I read an article on another forum about using VHT Automotive Epoxy and the guys using it say that it is much better than the Rustoleum.
I will pick up a can of the VHT stuff today and give that a try tonight. The real test will be when I shoot them through the gun. All reports I'm reading say I can expect no leading and great accuracy. Yet to be determined. Still skeptical.
The bullets in test are 45-70 340 grainers. I have a new guide gun that I traded into a short while back but leaning to the side of caution I'm going to shoot them through and H&R single shot thats been hiding in a downstairs closet for a while.
Have any of you guys played with this stuff before? Am I wasting my time. I am tired of the Alox tumble lube stuff. A hot sunny day at the range I opened an ammo box and melted lube was everywhere but on the bullets.
I know some guys powder coat theirs but I haven't got the room for more stuff for yet another venture, I will let you know how the VHT stuff pans out after I get to do a range test.