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liquid soap as a shot coolant

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by skeetshooter24, Oct 6, 2007.

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  1. skeetshooter24

    skeetshooter24 TS Member

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    im new to shotmaking,and would like to know more about liquid soap as a coolant,what the temp.range, how hot can u run it before u have to stop? does it have to be thined, and with what? can you use a circulation pump with it? and if theres anything else u can tell me about it would be a big help.thanks dave
     
  2. Jim101

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    I can tell you do not try to use a recirculating pump, Unless you want a shop full of soap suds.

    Don't ask how I know this.






    Jim
     
  3. shubble72

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    We have tried this without much success, try dot3 brake fluid it seems to work the best, you can get it at walmart for 9.99 a gal.
     
  4. guncase

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    I made shot years ago,, have posted this many times, I used regular antifreeze . 5 gals now prices $25.00-30.00. rinses off with water, easiest to use!! non toxic, non flamable, won't foam in a circulator pump. If you spill it on you just rinse it off! I just dumped the shot on a house screen in the driveway and turned the hose on it. Put a board under the screen in a couple places to give it more clearance. Paul
     
  5. powder-em

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    skeetshooter,the info from guncase is a little off base. Regular antifreeze is glycol based and very toxic. It's the old feed it to a dog and he dies or in several cases wives feeding it to husbands and they die!!!! There is a perminant anti freeze that is propyline bases that is low tox. This would be the far better choice. It works great for me. Sure wish there was a spell checker on here. All good Dave
     
  6. sum-rifle

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    I have used ATF with great results except for the hassle of cleaning the shot with gasoline then Dawn Dish soap. I have heard the Sierra "No Tox" is the stuff to use. That is the Propylene Glycol antifreeze that does not flash burn and rinses well with water.

    I plan on trying it soon but I need a smaller container. My basin I use now is about 14 gallons and I do not want to spend that much on antifreeze.
     
  7. guncase

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    BIGMAC,,, you may be right,, when I was making shot, it was before this "lotox" was on the market. Not talking about drinking it,,, the old stuff is harmful,, but works very well at a cheap price. Don't need the $10 a gal stuff ! I have never used the new stuff to know anything about it except it is more expensive,,I think??? Paul
     
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