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Thinning solid Alox

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by gunboat57, Sep 23, 2012.

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  1. gunboat57

    gunboat57 Member

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    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.
     
  2. FROGO207

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    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
     
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    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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