Thinning solid Alox


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gunboat57
September 23, 2012, 08:39 PM
I have an old can full of Alox, not liquid Alox. It is the NRA mix with 50% Alox 2138F and 50% beeswax. Can this be thinned with some kind of solvent so it behaves more like liquid Alox? I'd like to get it so it drips at room temperature so I can tumble lube and still have the bullets dry overnight.

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FROGO207
September 23, 2012, 08:59 PM
With the wax in it you are not going to get it to act like regular Alox as it will never harden like you want when applied. I would try lighter fluid for thinning some, if anything would work that would be the best bet. IMHO

rsrocket1
September 23, 2012, 09:06 PM
Oderless mineral spirits.
Get the oderless stuff otherwise you'll have to put up with lots of stink.

Alox is "Calcium soaps" dissolved in mineral spirits.

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