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MAGNESIUM FLARE #1

SOURCE: rec.pyrotechnics, "Fireworks, Principles and Practice."

COMMENTS: Magnesium is corroded by some nitrates when damp. It is common practice to coat the magnesium (4% linseed oil, or some potassium dichromate) before use.  

PREPARATION (parts by weight):

CHEMICALPERCENT/PARTSAMOUNT
Barium nitrate0.230
PVC0.130
Magnesium (grade 0)0.360
Potassium perchlorate0.230
Polyester0.050
Total