Finger Nail polish for sealing primers ??

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by thesalos, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. thesalos

    thesalos New Member

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    Has anyone done this? Any problems?
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I think once nail polish dries, it's not very flammable.
     

  3. Fuzzball

    Fuzzball New Member

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    Where I deer hunt it often rains. I usually seal the primer pockets with a small dab of nail polish and rub the exess off immetidately, leaving a tiny ring of lacquer that seems to seal well. Meaning, I've never had a failure to fire. Come to think of it, none of my un-sealed ammo has failed to fire either. ??
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    The commerical sealer that midway sells is nothing more than nail polish. I've used nail polish in the past with no problems. I quit using it simply because it isn't needed IMO.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    the only reason to seal rounds is for long term storage outside vacuum sealing. or when you know the rounds are going to be subject to longterm submersion as in hunting in a swamp or maybe survival. typical hunting non-survival style its not needed.
     
  6. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Just don't use it on case necks too. I tried that on .44 mags one time going prospecting in monsoon season. Many .22lrs failed to fire, all the .44s did, but split all the case necks. Bad juju.
     
  7. Profire_Arms

    Profire_Arms New Member

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    Sealing the bullet to the brass caused the brass to split? I would't think that it could hold that much pressure. Perhaps there was another problem?
     
  8. thesalos

    thesalos New Member

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    thanks everyone for the info

    Thanks my wife sold Avon. We have lots of Finger nail polish on hand. Found a use for some