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Thread: Just the facts: Lube recipes

  1. #181
    Boolit Master

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    Apr 2007
    Tampa, FL
    Here's my latest. For my own use, it has replaced the concoction in my previous post (#165), as it is cleaner to handle and works quite well:

    Bullet Lube #2
    8 oz Japan wax - melt, then add
    12cc of carnauba wax flakes (4 cc Lee dipper X3), melt,stir, add
    150 ml of Lubriplate synthetic worm gear oil, stir, add
    32 cc of cetyl alcohol flakes (4cc Lee dipper X8), melt,stir

    pour into lubesizer, store excess in paper hot cups

    This is roughly:

    63% Japan wax (the carrier)
    31% worm gear oil (the lube)
    2% carnauba wax
    4% cetyl alcohol (a surfactant, to help the mix)

    The Lubriplate worm gear oil is PAO based, ISO 460 (SAE140).

    Best regards, and good shooting! Bill

    When the lubesizer runs dry, you can put your stored excess in a Pyrex cup and nuke it a 1000W microwave for about 3 1/2 minutes - melts it nicely. Mamma won't care because it has no odor!
    Last edited by Bill*B; 03-10-2018 at 03:14 PM. Reason: New Information

  2. #182
    Boolit Master

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    Sep 2011
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Lithium - Beeswax Lube
    Garth Choate made and sold this lube in the 1970's , he was kind enough to give me the recipe.
    I have never had a leading problem when used with handgun or moderate rifle loads.
    After trying many , this one is still my favorite.

    3 parts beeswax
    1 part lithium grease ( I use Lucas Red-N-Tacky ) Garth didn't specify a brand.
    Melt the wax first and then add the grease and heat very slowly, or the wax will start burning and is hard to put out.
    Make it outside and have a couple of fire extinguishers handy.
    Garth Choate
    Choate Machine & Tool

    Thanks Garth,

  3. #183
    Hi guys what's wrong with Carnauba Red wax? I see many use only beeswax because it is cheaper or what else? I use only CR wax with no add-ons.
    Reload them all!

  4. #184
    Boolit Mold rvenneman's Avatar
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    Sep 2016
    Yuma AZ
    Where o where does one get bee’s wax in chunk quantity? If have looked and looked and only find small amounts for a small fortune?

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    Boolit Master Rcmaveric's Avatar
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    Jul 2017
    Jacksonville, FL
    Also checking to see if there any local aperies (bee farmer). They will sell you capping grade bee wax cheap. Mine sells it to me for about $5 a pound. Its easy to clean up with cheese cloth and sinker. Then boil it. The wax melts and floats leaving all the bees and crud in the cheese clothe.
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