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    Quote Originally Posted by btroj View Post
    Tim, would this oil work? Apply to action, rinse well with solvent, look for cracks?

    To think all this because some guy with a Texas size hat tells me to go buy something......
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodsteel View Post
    BTW, Rick, If you would like, I can show you how to cast boolits with that nice "lube pressure relief divot" on the bottoms of them. LOL!
    That could be an interesting lesson, I am kinda curious as to just how you do that.

    Don't get tin anywhere near your lead. Just to be sure that doesn't happen send it all to me and I will guarantee you it'll not get near YOUR lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrick View Post
    That could be an interesting lesson, I am kinda curious as to just how you do that.
    I'm sure its a skill I have learned over the past 15 years. LOL!
    BTW, sgt.Mike was over Saturday and I showed him that baggie of unlubed boolits you sent me. I set the bag on the bench and told him "ya know that guy cbrick on the forum that has all the pretty pictures of boolits? These are from him."
    He pulled out a handful and said "geez! What's he mill 'em out of billet?"
    Thought you'd enjoy that.
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    I bet he bought them from Oregon trail........

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    Quality boolit porn requires proper subject matter!

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    So much I could say but won't, I hate to make Tim work hard on a Sunday

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    Will this lube work with a carrier as a tumble lube?

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    Probably not. It would need to bunch of wax to keep it from over lubing. Get that much wax into the mix and it no longer going to be worth a dang as a tumble lube.

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    i'm giving it a shot, gonna shoot the bullets tomorrow.
    i picked up http://idqusa.com/product/491/

    i tried it already with standard pan lubed and its good, but the test tomorrow will be with tumbled. just playing around though, hf sent the es gun already but there was a massive holdup with the powder coat, still another week out.

    the tumbled boolits look great though, not tacky but definitely coated, cant wait to do some leading tests in the am

    gonna sand some steel nails and do lube testing too, might make a nice gun lube.
    that and i figure i gotta find more uses for that quart of ester 100. just using it on the mold it wont run out, ever. thats a lot of drops.

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    I found some on Amazon with and without the dye. I got without dye, shipped two day free, with my Prime for less than $7.00. For us folk in rural areas, that is a good deal.

    Instead of a cotton tip swab, I have been using one of those long wood (bamboo?) cooking skewers to apply. I use the (very) sharp end to apply the lube very sparingly. Thanks to you guys, I will have a longer lasting product to use. BTW, those long sharp skewers are very handy to have for gun cleaning and other such things.

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    Aww I should have checked amazon, I spent 18 bucks for that quart that will never get used up lol. Well I fired off 10 rounds today, at -5 I didn't feel like resetting or getting the target so unsure of accuracy but it didn't lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prs View Post
    I found some on Amazon with and without the dye. I got without dye, shipped two day free, with my Prime for less than $7.00.
    Can you tell me which one you went with? I'm going to check my local CarQuest first, otherwise I'll order from Amazon. I just got my first two moulds from Lee and I want to make sure I prep them right the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudwraith View Post
    Can you tell me which one you went with? I'm going to check my local CarQuest first, otherwise I'll order from Amazon. I just got my first two moulds from Lee and I want to make sure I prep them right the first time.
    Sure, but I will need to look at the bottle later and get back to you.

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    FJC 2408 @ $6.69 delivered. I ordered the white 8oz bottle and received the black bottle, which was priced much higher; but same product number. Go figure?

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    will try it on friday.

    I use anti seize compound, but it burns, and eventually stops "lubing", and just makes a film that dries up and falls. I dont really like that, plus it's messy.

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    Humm learn a little more every day are we sure these guys aren't auto part saleman, I've been to Oreally's enough they are starting use my first name!!!!!!!!!Humm lets see Nu finish wax, Evaporust rust remover,WD40,break cleaner,TWC-3 outboard oil and now Ester Oil any thing I forgot LOL
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    and now Ester Oil any thing I forgot LOL
    Yes---more Ester Oil
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    Quote Originally Posted by geargnasher View Post
    no more dark varnish on my beautiful custom moulds.
    Ok, so this is the stuff I purchased:



    After 3 casting sessions this is what my mold looks like



    I'm assuming I used too much lube. Question now is how to get the varnish off? I've tried every solvent I have and even a plastic wire brush on my dremel. No joy....
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    Way too much.

    Try some bore solvent, works well for me if I get too much. It also helps to get the mould warm and let heat loosen the stuff up a bit.
    You will learn far more at the casting, loading, and shooting bench than you ever will at a computer bench.

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    Mine looks the same after using the Ester oil as well.

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