Fired brass with oil on it. I'll bet you've all done it after resizing....

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  1. Tesla"S"

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    How do you know that is what happened? I have used the Sinclair sizing oil for resizing and used a ultra sonic vibrator with the recommended solution to take it off, but the first 10 minutes of solution did NOT take off the oil. I should have run the brass through clean water and then done it again for 10 minutes. I was test firing after the first batch and I noticed cratering of the primers... even before the power got too strong. I'm thinking this might have been some of the oil was still on the cases. I hope you experienced guys will let me know. thanks
     
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    Thats not it. I fire cases with very light oil on them all the time. Try again without oil- better yet nix the oil all together and use imperial wax
     
  3. rammac

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    What are you using in the ultrasonic cleaner for a cleaning solution?
    Does your cleaner have a heater?
     
  4. Tesla"S"

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    Yes, just looking for a fast solution to the sizing oil. How do you do it?
     
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    Yes, Imperial was is what I was trying to remove. Do you fire brass with some of that on the casess?
     
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    i use imperial wax, when they exit the sizer i just rub them with a clean cloth, never had a problem
     
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    Yes
     
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    Do what Pat from PMA does.....swish the brass around in Acetone.
     
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  9. ireload2

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    I clean my brass with 99% isopropyl alcohol.
    IPA is used in most high tech industries for cleaning product and work surfaces. Includes aerospace, electronics, medical products and semiconductors all of which need to be cleaner than your cases.
     
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    Like stated above ,I picked up a old Fryer Bucket and Strainer Basket at Good Will $3.00.

    Wash my Brass with Acetone .
     
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    I use mineral spirits on a rag to remove die wax. Works like a charm and a lot less rubbing than with a dry rag.
     
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    one hour in a vibratory cleaner works for me
     
  13. Milo 2.0

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    Not sure how imparting any type of oil, water, lube into a chamber can have good results. I clean mine, even wipe dust off after tumbling. I've dropped rds in fine sand and not cleaned them off, just fired them, it was like making non skid surface tape.
     
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    Spray alcohol on hand towel and wipe each loaded round.
     
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  15. Jan Libourel

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    I use carburetor cleaner to get the lube off my sized brass. Mean stuff to work with, but it sure does the job! Oily cases do a lot to increase back thrust on a bolt's locking lugs.
     
  16. Tesla"S"

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    That is what I'm doing from now on.
     
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  17. Mikemci

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    It helps if you're fire forming cases.
     
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  18. Milo 2.0

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    Never tried it, I'll stick with having the smith rough the back third of my chamber up some.
     
  19. XTR

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    I use imperial and toss them in the vib with corn cob for a while after I size.
     
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  20. Evan

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    I'm not understanding the logic behind cratering and sizing lube. Can someone explain how the two are related?
     

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