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Compositions / Star Comps - Willows
« Last post by Astroboy on March 29, 2019, 07:40:23 PM »
Tiger Willow

53 Milled BP (no binder)
32 Charcoal
5 Lampblack
4 Sulfur
6 Dextrin

Willow

35 Potassium Nitrate
45 Charcoal
12 Sulfur
8 SGRS (or Dextrin)

Willow Bergs Gold

36 Potassium Nitrate
29 Charcoal
14 Lampblack
9 Sulfur
7 Titanium -20 40m
5 Dextrin

Willow Golden

40 Potassium Nitrate
38 Charcoal
6 Sulfur
6 Dextrin
10 Ferro Titanium

Willow Golden Slow David Buell

36 Potassium Nitrate
29 Charcoal
14 Charcoal 80 mesh
9 Sulfur
5 Dextrin
7 Ferro Titanium

Willow Kurt's Bright

50 Potassium Nitrate
15 Charcoal
15 lampblack
9 Antimony Trisufide
6 Sulfur
5 Dextrin
+ 15 Bright Aluminium -325

Willow Mess Kit

50 Potassium Nitrate
15 lampblack
15 Bright Aluminium -325
9 Antimony Trisufide
6 Sulfur
5 Dextrin
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Compositions / Star Comps - Charcoal, Steamer & Glitter Stars
« Last post by Astroboy on March 29, 2019, 07:26:48 PM »
Charcoal Fire Dust Stars

Chrysanthemum 6

55 Potassium Nitrate
33 Charcoal
7 Sulfur
5 SGRS (or Dextrin)

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Milling time will vary the effect

Chrysanthemum 8

49 Potassium Nitrate
40 Charcoal
6 Sulfur
5 SGRS (or Dextrin)

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Milling time will vary the effect

Chrysanthemum Of Mystery

45 Potassium Nitrate
50 Charcoal
5 SGRS (or Dextrin)

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Milling time will vary the effect

Ofca Spider Web

54 Potassium Nitrate
32 Charcoal
7 Sulfur
7 Dextrin
Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Break Shells Hard

Tiger Tail

44 Potassium Nitrate
44 Charcoal (Pine cone charcoal works really well)
6 Sulfur
6 SGRS (or Dextrin)

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Milling time will vary the effect

Willow

35 Potassium Nitrate
45 Charcoal (Pine cone charcoal works really well)
12 Sulfur
8 SGRS (or Dextrin)

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Mill Well for best effect.

Willow Golden

40 Potassium Nitrate
38 Charcoal (Pine cone charcoal works really well)
6 Sulfur
6 Dextrin
10 Ferro Titanium

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.

Willow Slow Golden David Buell

36 Potassium Nitrate
29 Charcoal (Pine cone charcoal works really well)
14 Charcoal 80mesh
9 Sulfur
5 Dextrin
7 Ferro Titanium

Mill the ingredients, except the 80 mesh charcoal and Ti, together for a few hours and then screen in the remainder. Use a moderately reactive charcoal such as pine.
An 18 mm pumped star will burn for 10+ seconds and hang for 30s or so in the sky. A beautiful effect indeed

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.

Streamer & Diadem Stars

Blonde Steamer - Blesser Original

45 Potassium Nitrate
29 Charcoal
15 Ferro Titanium 40 - 325
6 Sulfur
5 Dextrin

Lancaster Cheap Electric Streamer

45 Potassium Nitrate
30 Aluminium (Dark)
10 Aluminium (100 mesh Atomized)
10 Sulfur
5 Meal Powder (Lightly Milled)

Silver Wave Chrysanthemum

50 Potassium Nitrate
17.5 Sulfur
7.5 Charcoal (Pine)
7.5 Aluminum (somewhat coarse Flake or Atomized)
1.5 Magnalium
2.5 Antimony Trisulfide (Chinese Needle)
7.5 Real gar (I sub this with Antimony Trisulfide Dark)
6.0 SGRS

A fire dust with sparks from the metal powder. Interesting comp.

Titanium Diadem

37 Potassium Nitrate
37 Charcoal
10 Sulfur
12 Titanium  - 60m
4 Dextrin

Weingart Wonderful Sinter Star

63 Potassium Chlorate
4 Barium Nitrate
1 Charcoal
15 Aluminium 100 mesh
6 Aluminium 200 mesh
5 Red Gum
6 Dextrin

Chlorate Composition, follow all safety precautions.

Glitter Stars

A1 Glitter - Baron Eric Von Baum

47.6 Potassium Perchlorate
19 Sulfur
13.3 Sodium Bicarbonate
9.5 Charcoal (airfloat)
6.7 Aluminium (-325 mesh, spherical)
3.8 Dextrin

Not sure weather I'd waste Perc on a Glitter. But I have been told it is a quite stunning effect. One day!

D1 Glitter

53 Potassium Nitrate
18 Sulfur
11 Charcoal (air float)
7 Aluminium (-325 mesh, spherical)
7 Sodium Bicarbonate
4 Dextrin

Dampen with plain water with 1 part of Boric Acid for pressing or pumping comets & stars. It need not be ball milled if your components are already fine, just screen together.
Do not over wet a Glitter Composition. Always use minimum moisture.

Fuchs' Pop Glitter

KNO3 - 44.88
Sulfur - 14.28
MgAl (-200 mesh) - 14
Antimony Trisulfide - 10.5
Airfloat charcoal - 8.84
CuO - 4.5
Dextrin - 3

Up to 23% MgAl can be added before effect may become diminished (i.e. burns white).


N1 Gold Glitter

51 Potassium nitrate
15 Sulfur
10 Charcoal Air float
8 Aluminum atomized 325 mesh
12 Sodium Bicarbonate
4 Dextrin


Delay-less Glitter - Lloyd Scott Oglesby

60 Potassium Nitrate
19 Sulfur
11 Charcoal
10 Aluminium (200 or 325 mesh)

Addition of 5-7% Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, or Sodium Oxalate can be added which will increase the delay and transform the composition into a gold glitter.
Dampen with plain water with 1 part of Boric Acid for pressing or pumping comets & stars. It need not be ball milled if your components are already fine, just screen together.
Do not over wet a Glitter Composition. Always use minimum moisture.

Ralph's Glitter

Go to Ralph's Glitter Page Here - http://www.yourehooked.com/forum/index.php?topic=47.0

Shimizu Aluminium Glitter

50 Potassium Nitrate
20 Sulfur
17.3 Aluminium
6.9 Charcoal
5.8 Red Iron Oxide III
+4 Dextrin

Dampen with plain water with 1 part of Boric Acid for pressing or pumping comets & stars. Just screen together.
Do not over wet a Glitter Composition. Always use minimum moisture.

Shimizu Magnalium Glitter

50 Potassium Nitrate
25 Sulfur
12.5 Mag/Al (60 mesh)
8.3 Charcoal
4.2 Iron Oxide III
+ 4 Dextrin

Ravas Gold Glitter Willow

50 Potassium Nitrate
15 Lampblack
15 Aluminium (flake, bright -325 mesh)
9   Antimony Trisulfide (Dark Pyro)
6   Sulfur
5   Dextrin

Dampen with plain water with 1 part of Boric Acid for pressing or pumping comets & stars. Just screen together.
Do not over wet a Glitter Composition. Always use minimum moisture.

Shimizu FireFly

40.42 Potassium Nitrate
40.42 Charcoal (pine)
4.25 Sulfur
3.91 Aluminium (18-30 mesh flake)
6.23 Barium Sulfate
4.76   SGRS

Weingart Golden Twinkler #1

58.02 Black Powder (meal)
24.43 Antimony Trisulfide
6.87 Dextrin
6.11 Sodium Oxalate
4.58 Aluminium (mixed)

Weingart Golden Twinkler #2

66.67 Black Powder (meal)
11.11 Sodium Oxalate
8.33 Aluminium (mixed)
8.33 Antimony Trisulfide
5.56 Dextrin

Withrow Glitter

37.00   Potassium Nitrate
16.00   Barium Nitrate
10.00   Antimony Trisulfide
10.00   Sulfur
10.00   Charcoal (+150 mesh)
10.00   Dextrin
7.00%   Aluminium (atomized, +53 micron)
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Compositions / Star Comps - Parlon Bound
« Last post by Astroboy on March 29, 2019, 07:14:50 PM »
Brilliant Rubber Stars

Green
53 Barium Nitrate
19 Magnalium
17 Parlon
11 Red Gum

Peach/Lavender
53 Potassium Nitrate
19 Magnalium
17 Parlon
11 Red Gum

Red
53 Strontium Nitrate
19 Magnalium
17 Parlon
11 Red Gum

Yellow
13 Strontium Nitrate
40 Barium Nitrate
19 Magnalium
17 Parlon
11 Red Gum

Garry Smith's Sceen Sliced

Aqua
40 barium Nitrate
15 Potassium Perchlorate
15 Copper Oxide
15 Parlon
12 Magnalium
03 Red Gum

Blue
63 Potassium Perchlorate
15 Parlon
05 Red Gum
12 Copper Carbonate
05 Hexamine

Green
60 Barium Nitrate
20 Parlon
15 Magnalium
05 Red Gum

Orange
48 Strontium Nitrate
05 Potassium Perchlorate
13 Cryolite
15 Parlon
14 Magnalium
03 charcoal
02 Red Gum

Red
48 Strontium Nitrate
08 Potassium Perchlorate
20 Parlon
12 Magnalium
05 charcoal
05 Sulfur
02 Red Gum

Silver
50 Potassium Perchlorate
15 Parlon
20 Magnalium 60 m
10 Ti 20 m
05 Red Gum

Violet
63 Potassium Perchlorate
15 Parlon
08 Strontium Carbonate
04 Copper Carbonate
05 Hexamine
05 Red Gum

Troy Fish Parlon Bound

Red
58 Strontium Nitrate
29 Parlon
10 Magnalium
03 Red Gum

Green
62 Barium Nitrate
25 Parlon
10 Magnalium
03 Red Gum

Veline Colour System

Blue
55 Potassium Perchlorate
15 Copper Oxide
15 Parlon
06 Magnalium
09 Red Gum

Green

30 Potassium Perchlorate
24 Barium Nitrate
15 Barium Carbonate
15 Parlon
11 Magnalium
05 Red Gum

Orange
55 Potassium Perchlorate
15 Calcium Carbonate
15 Parlon
06 Magnalium
09 Red Gum

Purple
55 Potassium Perchlorate
02 Strontium Carbonate
01 Calcium Carbonate
12 Copper Oxide
15 Parlon
06 Magnalium
09 Red Gum

Red

55 Potassium Perchlorate
15 Strontium Carbonate
15 Parlon
06 Magnalium
09 Red Gum

Yellow
40 Potassium Perchlorate
14 barium Nitrate
08 Calcium Carbonate
08 Barium Carbonate
15 Parlon
06 Magnalium
09 Red Gum
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Latest Updates / Re: Forum and Website News
« Last post by Mr_W on March 27, 2019, 10:39:43 PM »
Gday Astro, cheers for taking the time to get this up'n running.
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Latest Updates / Re: Forum and Website News
« Last post by Astroboy on March 27, 2019, 10:33:43 AM »
Ive done a bulk mail out to all registered members, a few emails bounced back.
If you are still in touch with any of the old crowd let them know
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Latest Updates / Re: Forum and Website News
« Last post by Astroboy on March 27, 2019, 08:06:19 AM »
New Logo and new skin for the Forum today
SA Chat Bar at Bottom should now be working

Let me know if you find any bugs
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Compositions / A Mesh/Micron Conversion chart
« Last post by Astroboy on March 16, 2019, 04:53:14 PM »
Its been a while since Ive played with any of this stuff and going through some of my old comps and books I couldnt remember my mesh sizes so I thought I would post this chart

Mesh to Micron Conversion Chart
  MESH         INCH     MIC        MM
     3            0.2650    6730    6.730
     4            0.1870    4760    4.760
     5            0.1570    4000    4.000
     6            0.1320    3360    3.360
     7            0.1110    2830    2.830
     8            0.0937    2380    2.380
   10            0.0787    2000    2.000
   12            0.0661    1680    1.680
   14            0.0555    1410    1.410
   16            0.0469    1190    1.190
   18            0.0394    1000    1.000
   20            0.0331      841    0.841
   25            0.0280      707    0.707
   30            0.0232      595    0.595
   35            0.0197      500    0.500
   40            0.0165      400    0.400
   45            0.0138      354    0.354
   50            0.0117      297    0.297
   60            0.0098      250    0.250
   70            0.0083      210    0.210
   80            0.0070      177    0.177
 100            0.0059      149    0.149
 120            0.0049      125    0.125
 140            0.0041      105    0.105
 170            0.0035        88    0.088
 200            0.0029        74    0.074
 230            0.0024        63    0.063
 270            0.0021        53    0.053
 325            0.0017        44    0.044
 400            0.0015        37    0.037
 625            0.0008        20    0.020
1250           0.0004        10    0.010
2500           0.0002          5    0.005
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Latest Updates / Re: Forum and Website News
« Last post by javo on March 16, 2019, 01:54:34 PM »
Its good to see things up and running again :)
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Latest Updates / Forum and Website News
« Last post by Astroboy on March 15, 2019, 09:34:57 PM »
Forum and Website are back up and most of the issues have been sorted
I'm still working to get some of the photos back up
If you notice any glitches or issues let me know
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Latest Updates / Re: Pyrolife web site back again?
« Last post by Astroboy on March 15, 2019, 10:23:51 AM »
Ive recently moved to Kangaroo Island, Ive still got all my gear and am looking to start up again. Im going to leave the forum up and try to contact some of the old members but Im just trying to work out a dot com to put it in. Some company now owns pyrolife.com and want too much for me to buy it back. Any ideas for a new Name?
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