How many bullets can I coat with my BCB Coating
A lot of people think it’s expensive to coat with BCB Coating because the powder cost more than “powder coating” but this is not true.
First thing to know is that BCB Coating is not applied the same way as powder coating.
BCB COATING NEEDS TO BE FIRST MIXED WITH RECOMMENDED SOLVENT, PRIOR TO USE, AND IS SUITABLE FOR TUMBLE COATING TYPE APPLICATION ONTO YOUR BULLETS.
BCB COATINGS ARE NOT TO BE USED AS POWDER COATING. POWDER COATING IS A GENERAL PURPOSE COATING WHERE BCB COATING HAS BEEN SPECIALLY DESIGNED BY BULLET CORP TO COAT BULLETS.
Ok so BCB Coating and powder coating is not applied the same way! So the “I get more powder coating for the same price as BCB Coating does not apply here” and that’s what a lot of people think. I will get 5kg of powder coating for the same price as 500g of BCB Coating.
Let’s have a closer look at what it cost to apply BCB Coating.
500g of BCB Coating will cost you about R800 at the current price. If you are going to use the standard mix ratio of 20g of BCB Coating and 100ml of acetone, this is what you will get. Keep in mind you can use more acetone to dilute the mixture even more and you will get more bullets coated than mentioned below.
If we mix the 500g with acetone using the 20g/100ml mix ration we will get 2500ml of ready to use BCB Coating. Now 2500ml does not sound like a lot but if you use 1ml to every 400g of bullets that’s 1000kg of bullets using 1 coat and 500kg of bullets using 2 coats. So how many bullets are in 1000kg? If we take 9mmp 124gr they weight about 8.2kg per 1000. If we divide the 8.2g per bullet in 1000kg that is more than 120000 bullets using 1 coat and more than 60000 bullets using 2 coats. That’s a lot of bullets.
Now let’s look at the cost per bullet. The 500g cost R800 and 2.5lt of acetone will cost about R100 so that’s R900 for 2.5lt of BCB Coating. Take the R900 divided by 120000 bullets, that’s not even 1 cent per bullet using 1 or 2 Coats.
So it only cost you 1 cents pet bullet using 2 coats that’s really not expensive.
I am interested to try your product but have a question or two.
What is the shelf-live of the powder in both powder and mixed state?
Then, I wanted to order online paying from Capitec but you require my Account number and my "PIN" that is unusual