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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Mabia, Jul 4, 2013.
What is most effective method of removing the case lube after resizing Brass?
I tumble again in untreated corn cob. I keep one bucket of untreated corn cob specifically for this.
I type this, as I just finished tumbling 1800 223 LC 1x fired (crimped primers) brass. So, after I size and deprime, swage primer crimp, will trim to length, inside/outside case mouth bevel, and perform the same magic on the primer hole.....then.....tumble in clean corn cob.
I resize first, then clean (in an ultrasonic).
Ever seen a bowler shake his ball in that towel thingy?
I have an old bath towel, I fog it with some brake cleaner and then shake a pile of brass in there like a bowler shakes his ball.
Cleans em right up.
Not only does it get the case lube off, but it degrease them so they are easier to grip when I run them through the case prep station.
I size my cases then put them in my vibe-tumbler with Lyman treated corn cob. I have to inspect and clean out the primer pockets and flash hole but that is no big problem I use one of the small screw drivers used for glasses to clean out the pockets and holes.
I switched from case lube to Hornady One-Shot lube. It seems to lube better -full length resizer die doesn't take as much pressure. It cleans off easily with a paper towel. Doesn't leave a residue like the case lube and is easier to clean off.
Be careful with the "one stuck" it has caused me and many others down time with a stuck case. I went running back to the RCB lube pad.
As for cleaning off lube I generally use a towel and hand clean, but if I am running a large batch they go back in the Stainless media tumbler for a few minutes and come out like new again.
I use high performance paper towels from WalMart.
I dump the sized cases with lube on them in a terry cloth tube (made with bath towels) I've sprinkled laquer thinner around on its inside. Then shush the cases back and forth which cleans them very well. Then they're dumped out to dry on the inside overnight so there's no contaminant in them to ruin the powder or primer.
I lube with Imperial sizing wax. Work great and wipes right off with an old hand towel.
I just use a towel with a little bit of rubbing alcohol on an area of the cloth. Gets them nice and clean.
I too use "one stuck" (nice Broz!) and I just give the sized cases a rub with an old t-shirt. I stuck a case once with this stuff, and learned my lesson - every 8 or 10 cases I'll hit one directly with a little extra spray and it seems to keep everything moving along. Haven't stuck one since . . .
Yepper! I use white colored "shop towels" from Harbor Freight
Despite all thye bad press on 'one stuck', I use it too. Instead of hitting a case ocassionally, I spray a shot into the die itself ocassionally, after douching the die out with brake cleaner.....
Can't say that I've ever stuck one unless I get over zealous. You can feel it if it begins to sieze in the die after all....
For my taste, the case lube pad leaves the cases too greasy......
I take about 10-15 cases in a plastic zip lock bag, spray in some one shot and make bread for a minute, remove and let dry.