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what do you guys do to clean/ maintain reloading presses?
01-14-2002, 07:36 AM
###MAC all i do is keep it wiped off after use and a dab of oil to keep the rust away.my bench stays clean and neat.
01-14-2002, 11:05 AM
ALL I DO IS HIT IT WITH SOME GREEES EVERYNOW AND THEN, AND I COVER IT WITH AN T-SHIRT TO KEEP THE DUST OFF.
01-15-2002, 09:01 PM
I use automotive brake cleaner to de-grease when it gets built up and then re-grease using RCBS case lube (I have a bunch of it). I also use the brake cleaner to spray out my dies every once and a while to keep lube from building up in them. You have to make sure the first case you size in them after soing this is WELL lubed 'cause the dies will be dry and you will stick a case.:banghead:
Cleaning out the dies also flushes brass shavings and keeps the lube from building up enough to cause hydraulic dents in your shoulders.If you use a dry lube you won't have this problem but I still recommend to flush them once and a while. The brake cleaner you get at a parts store is pretty much the same as the other spray solvents you can get for guns but it is cheaper.
Keeping it covered is also a must.
Hope this helped, Ghillie
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