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#1 Camoghost

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:46 PM

What is the best way to clean your reloading dies?

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 02:49 PM

I don't clean my dies often other than to wipe them down. But to remove any oily residue I just shoot them with brake cleaner. It's cheap and very effective at removing oils which are detrimental to the reloading process.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 03:11 PM

Once in a while I'll pull out the expander/decapper out of my sizeing dies and brush the bodies out with some Hopps #9. I rarely do any cleaning on the bullet seating dies unless it's a die that gets used with lubricated bullets.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:08 AM

My seating die doesn't need anything other than a little bit of fresh oil applied with a Q tip on the inside and wiped dry, then some oil on the outside to prevent rust for storage. My sizing dies get lube buildup so I use brake cleaner followed by a light coat of oil wiped off. I like to keep everything clean.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 08:51 PM

Like John, I clean my dies after each reloading session, by blasting them with brake cleaner. I let it dry for a few minutes, and then spray it with Rem Oil before storing.

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 07:59 AM

Brake cleaner it is! Thanks guys!

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 01:55 PM

Berryman's Chem tool works too.




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