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Coolant for Shotmaker

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 02, Mar 16, 2008.

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  1. 02

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    Hi Guys, just got a question on coolant preferences for shot makers.

    Thanks, Paul
     
  2. pduryee

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    I use the Lotox anitfreeze too. I usually drop until the temp gets up to about 130-140 then cool it down. My shot gets goofy looking above 150. I'm in the process of rigging up a pump and cooler since my tank is made from a 308 ammo can it only holds a little over a gallon. I can usually run 50 lbs or more before the temp gets up which is just about the limit of my attention span.
     
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    I have been having good luck with hydraulic fluid, but you must wash it off with gasoline or mineral spirits. I also found that peanut oil works very well, maybe even better than hydraulic fluid, it is just a mess to work with so I switched to the hydraulic fluid.
     
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    Do you have to wash off the Lo-Tox Antifreeze also? Or can you just let it dry before you graphite it?
     
  5. himark

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    You have to wash it off.. Anti freeze wont dry or evaporate like water will.
     
  6. plinker61

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    i like dot 3 brake fluid,washes off with water,and its free,my tank holds 14 gallons,and you dont have to mix with soap ,or worry about my dogs getting into it,mark
     
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