Well I screwed up again.
Did some Powder Coating today. Had the bullets on the top shelf of my T.O. melt. I guess my Wife's Oven Thermometer decided to die today.
Put 2 trays each of 80 odd 44-240's coated into the T.O., the top tray melted at 20 minutes. It was fine at 18 minutes, the timer went off and I found the upper tray melted into the non-stick aluminum foil. Glad those cookie sheets had a generous lip around it.
The Thermometer read 375degrees. Did not have another oven Thermometer so I had to go by the controls on the Oven. Set it for 400degrees. Then next batch was fine. And the third one melted again. I quit for the day. guess I'll have to wait until I get another Oven Thermometer.
My question is can I save the lead that melted into the aluminum foil. I think I can melt the coated bullets, but the lead is stuck to the foil. Can I melt the lead & foil together and pull out the foil ?
I hate the idea of losing 6 WHOLE lbs of lead. After all I'm both JEWISH and SCOTTISH. Can I just melt the 2 sheets of Lead/Aluminum by "balling" it up and melting the lead in my small RCBS pot over a propane burner or even my hot plate if it will get hot enough ? And just using pliers to grab the edge of the aluminum foil and gently pulling it up out of the pot, or maybe a larger 20lb pot ?
I seem to remember aluminum melts at 1100+degrees.
Well what do you think of my latest screw up ? And fix ?
Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.