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Other Cleaning Solvents ?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Sweet Agony, Apr 18, 2013.

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  1. Sweet Agony

    Sweet Agony Member

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    Greetings Guys, I just acquired Hornady powder measure that is sticky with grease and oil from the manufacturing process. I did notice that Hornady sells a product called One Shot.

    Is there anything else you you would use in place of that to clean the powder measure?
     
  2. Jesse Heywood

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    Lacquer thinner, spray-on brake cleaner, acetone, toluene.
     
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    Dawn Dish soap and very hot water, then dry good.
     
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    Dish soap and water.
     
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    Welcome
    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
     
  7. david_r

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    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.
     
  8. Sweet Agony

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    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.
     
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    I used mineral spirits to clean my powder drop- inexpensive, effective and reasonably benign to plastic.
     
  10. JSmith

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    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.
     
  11. rcmodel

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    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.

    rc
     
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    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.
     
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    "Lacquer thinner, spray-on brake cleaner, acetone, toluene. "

    Goodness, NO! Not on paint or plastics!

    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.
     
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    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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