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    speer bullets

    I havn't been here for a good while. The corona has me back in the loading room. I have a bunch of Speer swaged 357 bullets that have been around for quite a while. The box says 1974. They have or had some kind of coating on them called FILM-COAT. With age this coating has started to come off. Probably missing about 50%. What are my options? Could I powder coat over top, relube with something else, or what. I have some liquid Alox. Could I put that over what is left on them. Would there be any way to clean the Film-Coat off them? Thanks for any help.

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    Powder coat will work but they will have to be really clean. I would just use alox on them like they are.


    Boiling in water is the best way to clean them
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    +1 on the Alox! Tumble lube with some 45-45-10, let dry and load 'em up!
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    what is 45-45-10?

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    shush, it a secret!

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    If you have Lee's Liquid Alox that will work just fine. just put a very light coat on the (as per Lee's directions) and let thoroughly dry before loading. No need to size again.

    45-45-10 is usually a home made concoction, although it is commercially available from Lars, that does the same thing. Mainly it is just LLA or straight Alox thinned with spirits and a dab of paste wax added.....I prefer to use LLA correctly as it works just as well and I have several bottles of it from buying the Lee sizer kits.
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