Powder coating lead bullets – dry tumble (DT) method
This is the method I now use to powder-coat (PC) pistol and rifle cast bullets. I use this method, because it worked so well from the very first try. It can also be called ASBBDT "Dry tumbling using the AirSoft BBs as a tumbling media", because I use BBs too. I did think about getting a spray gun but after achieving good results with DT, I never looked back. Use of a spray gun is called ESPC method = Electrostatic powder coat (applied with a spray gun using a static charge). You can always buy an Electrostatic PC gun to get the smoothest finish, but it comes with more setup, more cleanup time and some powder will be lost. There are other methods in PC that I did not try (piglet method), different variations of DT (bake in a pile, drop into water). There is also Hi-Tek (powdered Hi-Tek + acetone). This post is about dry tumble method (DT) so let's start.