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To Clean and Protect

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by brainwake, Apr 2, 2011.

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  1. brainwake

    brainwake Member

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    What are your methods for cleaning and storing?

    What is your preference of protectant for your tools and presses?
     
  2. bds

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    Believe it or not, it's Nu Finish. :D

    I toss disassembled dies and other metallic reloading equipment in the vibratory tumbler with walnut media and polish (Nu Finish).

    The tumbling removes surface rusting and coats the surface with a film.

    With pieces too big for the tumbler bowl, it's WD-40 scrubbing followed by Hoppes #9/Break Free/Synthetic Motor oil (leftover from oil change - any weight).

    For long-term storage, synthetic grease (cheapest tube from Walmart) or Break Free/oil bath and plastic baggies/vacuum packing.
     
  3. capreppy

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    I've never thought about breaking down my dies and sticking them in a tumbler. I might have to give that a try sometime.
     
  4. soloban

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    One Shot works ok for cleaning and protecting my dies and equipment. Spray some on an old rag and wipe away.
     
  5. Bmac1949

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    Yep. I like the idea of putting the dies in the tumbler every now and then....Now why didn't I think of that?
     
  6. gamestalker

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    I rinse everything in acetone and wipe it down with a light film of gun oil. Been doing it like this for almost 30 yrs. and haven't had any issues. I thought about tossing everything in the tumbler, but personally, I don't care for the idea of my dies and internal components getting banged against each other in the tumber. But that's just me.
     
  7. matworz

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    Give em a spray with CorroisionX(aviation formula) before I put em away. Great stuff.
     
  8. Kevin Rohrer

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    Breakfree CLP for everything.
     
  9. brainwake

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    Is it safe to assume that I can use any cleaning / storing methods that I would use on my guns to perform on my reloading equipment?
     
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