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Thread: Coloring bullet Lube?

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    Coloring bullet Lube?

    A few years ago I bought a bunch of White Label white colored lube to use in my RCBS LAM II for both rifle and pistol rounds. It has worked out really well for me, except for one thing. The white color of the lube makes it hard to see if I am getting enough in the lube grooves of the bullets as they are sized. Is there any ways to color this stuff? I always used to use the blue colored lube from some guy that used to make molds too. And that was easy to see?

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    You will have to melt it to color it. Use candle coloring die found at craft stores. Or your kids broken crayons will work.
    Some may suggest food coloring but that is water based and may not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calamity Jake View Post
    You will have to melt it to color it. Use candle coloring die found at craft stores. Or your kids broken crayons will work.
    Some may suggest food coloring but that is water based and may not work.
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    Thanks everybody for your quick responses. And I think we have a "craft store" in town and I will have to take a look next time I have to go to town. I was hoping to just heat an individual stick of lube up in the microwave to melt it and add the dye, then just pour the melted lube into the LAM II when it needed to be refilled. Has anybody tried this and was successful or could offer any other suggestions? Thanks.

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    You can melt it in the MW but go slow or you may burn the lube.
    One of the best ways to melt is to use a double boiler or you can put the lube in a jar
    and set it is some hot water on low heat from a stove, stir the color in real well.
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    Use about a 1/3 of a piece of Grayon(s). Suit your tastes if you need a darker shade, add little more
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    I always heat and pour the lube into the sizer. Fewer air bubbles. I used to microwave in Pyrex but blew a bullseye out of the bottom of the measuring cup. Now I put a 6x6 square of 1/4" steel plate on a gas burner and heat in a stainless pot while stirring.
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    Would more light at your sizer help you see it.....melting down and coloring the white lube then melting again to pour into your sizer seem like an awful lot of work .

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    I used crayons with the only batch I made and then started PCing never tried out my lube.

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    Food coloring might work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory View Post
    Food coloring might work.
    The gel ones or the liquid?

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    I use pieces of crayon and melt that into the lube.
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