To Clean and Protect


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brainwake
April 2, 2011, 12:59 AM
What are your methods for cleaning and storing?

What is your preference of protectant for your tools and presses?

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bds
April 2, 2011, 01:03 AM
Believe it or not, it's Nu Finish. :D

I toss disassembled dies and other metallic reloading equipment in the vibratory tumbler with walnut media and polish (Nu Finish).

The tumbling removes surface rusting and coats the surface with a film.

With pieces too big for the tumbler bowl, it's WD-40 scrubbing followed by Hoppes #9/Break Free/Synthetic Motor oil (leftover from oil change - any weight).

For long-term storage, synthetic grease (cheapest tube from Walmart) or Break Free/oil bath and plastic baggies/vacuum packing.

capreppy
April 2, 2011, 01:10 AM
I've never thought about breaking down my dies and sticking them in a tumbler. I might have to give that a try sometime.

soloban
April 2, 2011, 06:47 PM
One Shot works ok for cleaning and protecting my dies and equipment. Spray some on an old rag and wipe away.

Bmac1949
April 2, 2011, 09:12 PM
Yep. I like the idea of putting the dies in the tumbler every now and then....Now why didn't I think of that?

gamestalker
April 2, 2011, 11:29 PM
I rinse everything in acetone and wipe it down with a light film of gun oil. Been doing it like this for almost 30 yrs. and haven't had any issues. I thought about tossing everything in the tumbler, but personally, I don't care for the idea of my dies and internal components getting banged against each other in the tumber. But that's just me.

matworz
April 2, 2011, 11:38 PM
Give em a spray with CorroisionX(aviation formula) before I put em away. Great stuff.

Kevin Rohrer
April 3, 2011, 08:15 AM
Breakfree CLP for everything.

brainwake
April 4, 2011, 11:04 AM
Is it safe to assume that I can use any cleaning / storing methods that I would use on my guns to perform on my reloading equipment?

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