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Thread: Question on Lithium/Beeswax Bullet Lube

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    Does anyone know where to get lithium stearate?
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    Witco. ... felix
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    It's easy to make

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
    .............There WAS a lithium/beeswax lube out there for awile called, "Lithi-Bee". Last I heard it was made by a guy in Arkansas. I haven't seen any offered for sale, nor have I heard about it for years so I assume he no longer is in business?

    .................Buckshot
    A professional Caster in Germany told me about it years before I learned it was called "Lithi-Bee" Since Adrian gave me his Lithi-bee preparation "destructions" I have always called it "Adrian's Goo"

    I selected it because it smokes far less than Alox-Beeswax and 2138 ALOX isnt around anymore.

    1 lb grease gun cartidge into a pot with 1 lb of Beeswax, brought slowly to 275 degrees with gentle stirring. It is a softer lube that requires no heat (the name describes it well)

    If I want it stiffer I add 1 lb paraffin

    I also used John Paul's SAECO green made of euqal weigths of STP, Paraffin and beeswax (needs a heater)

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    Thanks Felix, I googled it, but just got the usual mess.
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    I am very aware that this is a very old post

    Instead of Carnauba wax has anybody tried coconut oil/fat in there mix(50/50) to lower the melting point?.

    The main goal would be to put the boolits in a tray in the oven at 80-90C

    If this was asked before i apologize, i could not find the right topic on this.

    With best regards

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    Not sure if you would want it that low of a melting point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerhale1200 View Post
    I am very aware that this is a very old post

    Instead of Carnauba wax has anybody tried coconut oil/fat in there mix(50/50) to lower the melting point?.

    The main goal would be to put the boolits in a tray in the oven at 80-90C

    If this was asked before i apologize, i could not find the right topic on this.

    With best regards
    I don't think the melt temp of 50/50 (Lithium grease/BW) can be lowered by adding oils.
    I believe your only option to lower the melt point, will be to find another brand of lithium grease that has a lower melt temp then the lithium grease you are using now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kavemankel View Post
    not sure if you would want it that low of a melting point.
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    90º c = 194º f
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