Dies scratching cases storage solution?

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Dies scratching cases storage solution?

Post by Skippy84 » 15 Aug 2019, 8:50 am

I reload in large batches so my dies sit around not doing much for up to 6mths or so i spray them with G96 after use and store them in their box on a shelf with the rest of my reloading gear being in far nqld and near the coast things tend to get a bit of rust on them. I found the G96 or WD40 doesn't keep the rust away I'm sick of my dies scratching up the cases and having to stop remove build up brass and start again or buy a new die.

Just wondering if anyone has found a product or method for preventing dies rusting sort of storing them in oil haha. Was thinking soft seal but i understand it can be a pain to remove. Any thoughts?
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Post by sungazer » 15 Aug 2019, 8:59 pm

Lanox works pretty well. It has a bit more stickyness to it and it is a true oil. WD40 is a water replant, good for getting things loose but not to stop them rusting. You could also try chainsaw bar lube, that is really sticky and a good machine oil. It would need to be removed before use but better that than rust.
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Post by Kelsey Cooter » 16 Aug 2019, 6:51 am

I'm in the same boat, also in nqld. I spray with lanox as I put them back in their box, I keep a roll of paper towel on my reloading bench, so when I go to use them again I use paper towel to clean them out and never have any trouble with rust any more
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Post by Oldbloke » 16 Aug 2019, 9:42 am

Kelsey Cooter wrote:I'm in the same boat, also in nqld. I spray with lanox as I put them back in their box, I keep a roll of paper towel on my reloading bench, so when I go to use them again I use paper towel to clean them out and never have any trouble with rust any more


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Diesel is a very light oil. You could just spray them with that.
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Post by TassieTiger » 16 Aug 2019, 1:43 pm

Use an actual oil or light marine grease - then clean with an evaporate solvent (brake cleaner) prior to use...
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Post by flutch » 16 Aug 2019, 3:57 pm

one sure fire way to cease the issue is dunk them in diff oil when ya not using them and use some petrol or something to that effect to clean them off prior to use then put them in the oil again, but I would only do that if the dies were left unused for a long period of time.
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Post by snag » 16 Aug 2019, 5:50 pm

Lanox does the job for me.
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Post by on_one_wheel » 16 Aug 2019, 6:03 pm

CRC Soft Seal is another great product to keep things rust free in extreme environments.
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Post by Skippy84 » 18 Aug 2019, 3:19 pm

Awesome thanks for the replys new die ordered will hopefully stay rust free
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Post by marksman » 18 Aug 2019, 4:28 pm

you can polish the inside of the die with an old cleaning brush loaded up with steel wool soaked in autosol spun on a drill to fix the scratch problem
I polish my dies before I ever use them and periodically as die maintenance, you can also use car paint wax ect... to stop rust
I use inox but really anything that will put a coating on and wont dry out will work, also when you find the little silica bags use them in the die boxes
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