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I got a set of Pacific Durachrome dies for 38sp and also for 357 mag that came with a press I got used. After I started using the dies, I noticed that they are scratching the brass. Before going out and getting a new set of dies, I wanted to try polishing the scratches out of the dies. I used my dremel tool to run in some different polish and rubbing compounds. I can clean it up and the first two or three times, the brass will look good, but that is about it. Anybody else run into this? As it is, I have maybe two hours put into this, and am thinking that I will just replace them with a new set, and hold onto the seating dies to leave set up for different seating depths.
 

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The dies get scratched from sizing nickel cases. Does not mean that you can not use them. Get carbide dies if you do not like the scratches.
 

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Nickle cases do not scratch the dies. Debris on the case causes the scratches. Improper cleaning of the cases leaves grit that will scratch the cases.
 

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If the nickle is worn and cracked it can scratch the die. Clean, good condition nickle cases will not cause any undue problems. I have been loading nickled cases for 30 years and discard any ini questionable condition. No scratches.
 
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