I went to the John Deere dealer and they had a super lube synthetic dri-film lubricant
John Deere part #ty25398 14 oz. can for like 8.00 or 9.00 $
I used that to clean my powder measure and dies
It worked good
good luck and hope this helped you
April 18, 2013, 07:28 PM
Lacquer thinner, spray-on brake cleaner, acetone, toluene.
Good to see someone doesn't like to mess around when cleaning. I would not suggest you clean any plastics with an -one, -ane or an -ene unless that -ene begins trinitro- or there is also a match involved :eek:.
Mineral spirits, non-cfc brake cleaner, alcohol are fairly benign but probably more than you need. Hot soapy water has solved many dirt and oil problems over the centuries. If you don't do a great job rinsing the plastic pieces after, it will also help with static.
I haven't used One Shot cleaner but if there is any oily feeling after the solvents flash off, I would not try it.
April 18, 2013, 07:29 PM
Thanks guys, I totally forgot about break cleaner, I use it all the time on other things and it is super. Lacquer thinner is something I use every day as well.
I guess I fell the 'marketing' of the branded spray.
April 18, 2013, 08:21 PM
I used mineral spirits to clean my powder drop- inexpensive, effective and reasonably benign to plastic.
April 18, 2013, 08:44 PM
I use a product called Krud Kutter that is an excellent degreaser.
BUt I agree that Hornady shouldn't have shipped it in that condition.
April 18, 2013, 08:46 PM
As already mentioned, use hot soap & water.
Any of the aromatic solvents will harm the plastic, and probably take the paint finish off.
Hornady one-shot is a spray case lube, and will make a bigger sticky mess then you already have.
April 18, 2013, 08:56 PM
Hornady ships it that way to stave off rust. Without that goop, it could arrive unusable. That's why its instructions tell you how to clean it. Better the goop than rust.
Go to Walmart's paint department and get a small container of inexpensive mineral spirits/oderless paint thinner. It will cut the rust protector and, when dry, the surfaces will be totally clean. Keep the rest of your new cleaner to use on your press, new dies, etc. because virtually all of them have a rust protector applied before shipping - or they should - and all of them need cleaning from oily case and bullet lubes from time to time.
April 19, 2013, 12:25 AM
If you use standard spray brake cleaner, you will get to order another plastic cylinder that holds the powder. This comes from a person that really wanted to get his brand new powder measure clean. :cuss:
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