Inox as case lube

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Inox as case lube

Post by Redwood » 13 Oct 2014, 8:27 am

Anyone using Inox as case lube?

Trying to find uses for a little stockpile of stuff like this I have in the shed.
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Re: Inox as case lube

Post by Shotfox » 13 Oct 2014, 8:38 am

Yep sure do. I spray a small amount onto a microfibre cloth and wipe the catridges. - Thats all- easy, inexpensive, a can lasts forever and you can also use it to clean your gun and other bits. I have tried all the expensive lubes, roll ons etc but you cannot beat inox for economy of scale.
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Post by Gregg » 13 Oct 2014, 2:25 pm

Not for some time but I did years ago.

Same reason as you, just using up the last of it./

No problems with it as far as I recall.
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Post by Redwood » 13 Oct 2014, 2:26 pm

Lasting forever isn't the problem.

Getting rid of all the stuff I've accumulated in the shed is the challenge :lol:

I'll give it a go after the next shoot.
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Post by Mich » 09 Jan 2015, 8:28 am

Redwood wrote:Getting rid of all the stuff I've accumulated in the shed is the challenge :lol:


Tell me about it.

It's spring cleaning mode here and I've got a trailer worth of stuff to use.

Can't even give it away as everyone else has a shed full of the same stuff to get rid off :lol:
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Post by Oldbloke » 09 Jan 2015, 8:51 am

Redwood wrote:Lasting forever isn't the problem.

Getting rid of all the stuff I've accumulated in the shed is the challenge :lol:

I'll give it a go after the next shoot.



Less s**t = less hassle. BUT

Lol, Had a garage sale not long ago, yep, after selling some stuff realised I had a need just a few weeks later. :oops:

I use 90w gear box oil as case lube. Works fine.
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Post by Norton » 09 Jan 2015, 10:19 am

Oldbloke wrote:Less s**t = less hassle. BUT

Lol, Had a garage sale not long ago, yep, after selling some stuff realised I had a need just a few weeks later. :oops:


Eh... You've just gotta do it IMO and if something comes up later that needs buying again so be it.

I'm just as guilty of it, tell yourself 'might use it one day' and you've been saying it for years.

I'm much more ruthless with it these days.
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Post by bigfellascott » 09 Jan 2015, 2:49 pm

Yep I use Inox but might switch to Hydrogenated Lanolin when I'm ready, either or really.
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Post by Lorgar » 12 Jan 2015, 2:17 pm

Norton wrote:I'm just as guilty of it, tell yourself 'might use it one day' and you've been saying it for years.


I've had this Autotechnica steering wheel for....13 or 14 years? Long maybe... That I haven't thrown out for that reason.

Basically never used, nice leather, expensive in it's day so it's a shame to chuck, however....

My new car has steering wheel airbag, integrated controls, is a different colour, blah blah blah... There is no way I am ever going to replace it with the other one, but I've still kept it :lol:

Maybe now I will toss it. Maybe :lol:
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Post by bigfellascott » 12 Jan 2015, 2:32 pm

Sell it, there's still plenty of older cars out there that don't have air bags and all the other rubbish on them these days, someone would be only to happy to own it I'm sure ;)
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Post by Lorgar » 13 Jan 2015, 12:34 pm

I did try ebaying it twice at what I thought was a good price but with no takers :unknown:

Meh.. I'll get to it eventually :lol:
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Post by Jack V » 13 Jan 2015, 12:58 pm

Inox is Lanox - mx4 liquid a Lanolin based anticorrosion lubricant solvent . It should work ok as a case lube but contains liquid hydrocarbons solvents that may cause skin irritations or skin dryness . I would just try and keep it off your hands as much as possible.
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Post by ebr love » 13 Jan 2015, 1:28 pm

Just my 2c but IMO people worry too much over case lube.

It just has to get the brass in and out of the die in one piece without too much effort. Not a particularly demanding task.

Bolt greases (or other high impact applications) are one thing, but for just sizing a case most anything will do.
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Post by Korkt » 13 Jan 2015, 1:29 pm

Agree with the above :thumbsup:
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Post by Jack V » 13 Jan 2015, 5:38 pm

It does depend on how much sizing has to be done . Cases can get stuck fairly badly if the lubricant is totally unsuitable or not enough is used .
case forming is another process that needs a good lube . Under pressure some lubricants can oxidise rapidly also called detonation . Now you are not going to hear any bang or see any explosion . However you may see a thin black soot on the case body and this soot can stick a case in the die . Same thing can happen inside the chamber if excess oil is present but generally they still extract ok due to expand up then shrink back leaving space as opposed to extrude down in the die and leave no space .
Dirty cases are a big cause of stuck cases also.
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Post by tiki » 14 Jan 2015, 7:43 am

I get no shortage of tumbler media dust caked inside my die with the lube.

Forever cleaning the stuff out.
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Post by Jack V » 14 Jan 2015, 10:40 am

tiki wrote:I get no shortage of tumbler media dust caked inside my die with the lube.

Forever cleaning the stuff out.


What I used to do before SS media came in is wash off the cases in hot water with half a cup of CLR mixed in . It will cut all the dust , grime and media polish right off the cases . Then rinse twice in hot water and dry in the sun or use a hair dryer.

If the cases are only slightly dirty then don't bother to tumble at all just wash off as above in CLR and hot water with 1 cup of CLR mixed in .
Only hot water not boiling water .
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Post by Lorgar » 14 Jan 2015, 12:24 pm

I found washing my tumbler media to take out all the dust and particular went a huge way to keeping things cleaner.

Before and after washing tumbler media

Cleaner brass and dies for a long time after doing it.
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