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Old 01-21-2014, 01:20 AM   #1
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So ive been reloading for a few years now. I mostly reload in the fall and winter. Using the spring and summer to collect brass and suplies. Now the past year i noticed that my dies we getting a little bit of surface rust. I always put a light coat of multi oil on them. Before placing them back in there boxes with a small pack of dessicant. Any ideas on what elae i should do to keep my dies and other reloading equiptment safe?

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External stains are no big deal. You are doing all you can. As long as the innards are clean and rust free, you are OK


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Duddie, i have some dies well over40 years old and i live in East Texas adn it's plenty humid here. i just keep mine lightly oiled and clean them with brake cleaner before using. they do have some slight stains and as Robo said as long as the internals are clean, they are good to go.
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That must be what it is then. Just stains. This is the first year i have seen it i just got alittle worried. Lot of money in dies.

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That must be what it is then. Just stains. This is the first year i have seen it i just got alittle worried. Lot of money in dies.

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get a good light and inspect the insides to be sure. they are probably alright.
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Like Robo and Axxe said,If it's just surface rust on the outside of the dies,that's normal. The salts and acids from your hands touching them is what causes it.
I have old dies that are completely covered in surface rust.When it bugs me,I'll use a bead blaster on the outer surface,and clean it all off of them. I've really never been bothered with it much. It just shows they have been doing their job-making ammo!
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On a side note all rust is surface rust. Things never rust from the inside out.


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