Gunk on dies


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MAGGUNS44
July 4, 2011, 02:01 AM
I was given a bunch of new Dillon dies that has sat in storage since 1995-1998. No rust at all but I would guess that the factory protective coating has hardened or gummed up and brake cleaner will not cut it. Any suggestions on what I could soak these dies in to get rid of this coating?

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fol4321
July 4, 2011, 02:09 AM
ultra sonic cleaner or boiling water with some dawn or oxy.

JimKirk
July 4, 2011, 08:31 AM
Ether... starting fluid...

Go outside away from any type flames ...

Stay away from the flowers or grass...

Drys with out wiping or needing air to get out...

It will remove all the oil ... so you must re-oil after using it ....rust sets in quick!

Jimmy K

tightgroup tiger
July 4, 2011, 09:16 AM
You can just soak them in Kerosene for a coulple days. It's probably just Cosmoline.

good luck

longdayjake
July 4, 2011, 11:50 AM
I would just boil in hot water.

gamestalker
July 4, 2011, 05:04 PM
I use acetone for just about anything I don't want residue left behind. I'm pretty picky about my brass and have a special little invention I use acetone with to remove every bit of case lube after sizing, ream & chamfer. It also makes for a good solution to rinse my actions out with.

Hondo 60
July 4, 2011, 05:23 PM
Take an old mason jar & pour some Hoppe's # 9 in it.
Use a sealing lid & put the dies in & lay the jar on it's side so the dies soak in it.
Just a couple of minutes will do.

I did this with gun parts & a couple of magazines that were bathed in cosmoline.
Worked to perfect in just 5 minutes of soaking.

Seedtick
July 4, 2011, 11:00 PM
Throw them in your tumbler for a while.

Seedtick

:)

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