Die cleaning and maintenance

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 2xcluck, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. 2xcluck

    2xcluck New Member

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    Using dies from RCBS, Hornady, Redding. What are you guys doing or not doing to clean and or maintain your dies?
     
  2. ROBSTER

    ROBSTER Well-Known Member

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    I use Brake kleen for cleaning my dies. Flash dries rather quick.
    robster
    P.S It`s better to do it away from the wife she doesn`t like the smell!!!
     

  3. acloco

    acloco Well-Known Member

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    New dies - disassemble and clean with carb cleaner. There is some anti rust product sprayed on new dies. Make sure you dry them out with a lint free paper towel. After they are dry, I spray the sizing, or body, or neck die with Hornady One Shot, shake out the extra, and let dry. Of note, this is the ONLY thing I use One Shot for - I do not have good luck using this product as a lubricant for sizing brass.

    Used dies - same as above. But, if there are any scratches in the sizing die, I polish the inside of the sizing die with Flitz and a shotgun bore mop. You will NOT remove material, just need to have an excellent surface finish - no scratches!!