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— Posted by mrjingles on 5:52 am on April 4, 2002

the other day i like scraped up a shit load of rust and grinded it all up pretty fine , i was wondering can it just be any old rust or is there any special shit u need to do to it, some of its red and some is like blackish grey yeah and apart from that all i need is some alluminum shavings, does it need to be as fine as th rust?, and i got a little magnesium strip , but will sparlers do it, or will they help?…. i know some of this has probly bin sed b4 but yeah…

— Posted by guzzetti on 3:13 pm on April 4, 2002

U need to heat the rust over a low flame in cast iron pot till it trns bright red. U need aluminum powder(works better). No sparkelers wont light it.Syick wit Mg

— Posted by guzzetti on 3:14 pm on April 4, 2002

Mg is Magnesium

— Posted by mrjingles on 6:57 am on April 6, 2002

ok thanx alot, yeah i thought magnesium would be better but i dont have very much , hardly any actually , i was just wondering if sparklers would help , so have u made it and used it b4?…

— Posted by IcedMetal on 8:37 am on April 6, 2002

Hmm, what do you use to hold the thermite together?

— Posted by Joshbdaman on 8:54 am on April 6, 2002

Icedmetal– You can use just about anything to hold it since the Thermite will burn right through. I would probable use a plastic Ziploc bag sinse they’re preaty cheap.

— Posted by paladinpress on 10:48 am on April 6, 2002

In my dealings with thermite I found that just pileing it up works best cause it will burn through anything you but it in I just use Dixie cups.

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