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Haase66 20-Apr-13 - 08:23 PM ET
Oregunner 20-Apr-13 - 08:35 PM ET
Haase66 20-Apr-13 - 08:56 PM ET
fishkiller 20-Apr-13 - 09:07 PM ET
skeet_man 20-Apr-13 - 09:33 PM ET
dale58 20-Apr-13 - 09:39 PM ET
grntitan 20-Apr-13 - 09:51 PM ET
shot410ga 21-Apr-13 - 07:53 AM ET
GN7777777 21-Apr-13 - 08:31 AM ET
shotgunpeople 21-Apr-13 - 08:51 AM ET
pumpernck 21-Apr-13 - 10:08 AM ET
skeet_man 21-Apr-13 - 11:35 AM ET
teddy34 21-Apr-13 - 11:42 AM ET
Dr.Longshot 21-Apr-13 - 12:03 PM ET
Shooting Sailor 22-Apr-13 - 01:23 AM ET
Border Bandit 22-Apr-13 - 07:14 AM ET
jimsw 22-Apr-13 - 08:29 AM ET
BigM-Perazzi 22-Apr-13 - 08:50 AM ET
Oregunner 22-Apr-13 - 11:59 AM ET
quartering 22-Apr-13 - 12:28 PM ET
kgp912kgp 22-Apr-13 - 01:38 PM ET
lostandout 22-Apr-13 - 01:49 PM ET
Stl Flyn 22-Apr-13 - 02:10 PM ET


Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: Haase66
Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 - 08:23 PM ET
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I have a PW reloader that a friend left outside after they stopped reloading. Just wondering if anybody on here knows maybe a good way of removing this rust? The reloader is completely seized and won't budge. From looking at the reloader I think it will need to be submerged.

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: Oregunner
Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 - 08:35 PM ET
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What model is it? It may not be worth the effort, unless you are into that kind of project. Most old PWs are only worth a couple hundred dollars in good shape. Mark

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: Haase66
Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 - 08:56 PM ET
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In not looking to sell it. Just think if I can fix it for cheap and use it as a second loader to tinker with loads and what not. It's a sizeomatic 800b.

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: fishkiller
Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 - 09:07 PM ET
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soak it down with PB Blaster. this stuff will eventually work its way thru all of the bushings.then polish with 0000 steel wool and more blaster. I have had good luck rescuing items that looked ready for the scrap bin this way.

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: skeet_man
Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 - 09:33 PM ET
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Beat it apart with a hammer, soak all the parts in evaporust, reassemble.

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: dale58
Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 - 09:39 PM ET
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Ship it to me and I'll dispose of it properly for you. It might be hazardous material by now. :) Dale

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: grntitan
Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 - 09:51 PM ET
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skeet man,

Tell me more about this evaporust please.

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: shot410ga
Date: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 - 07:53 AM ET
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Kroil Oil to get it moving. Navel Jelly to get the rust off. Both are inexpensive and easy to use.

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: GN7777777
Date: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 - 08:31 AM ET
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The posts might not be too expensive to just replace if you clean them and it still doesnt work

Gene

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: shotgunpeople
Date: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 - 08:51 AM ET
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I second KROIL to free it up !

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: pumpernck
Date: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 - 10:08 AM ET
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+2 for Kroil, awesome stuff!

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: skeet_man
Date: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 - 11:35 AM ET
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Evaporust is literally liquid magic. Completely cleaned a rusted up MEC Grabber with it. It will remove any factory bluing/black oxide, so you may need to have the parts redipped by someone who does bluing if you can't live with the bare metal finish (then again, if the parts were rusted bad enough for evaporust to be a consideration, the factory finish isn't in great condition anyways LOL).

You could spend days and days trying to clean rust off with steel wool, brushes, ect, and still not get all of it. Put the parts in evaporust overnight, and its like it was never there.

Also a GREAT way to remove bluing from a firearm before you reblue it.

I'm still using my original quart bottle. If you lose some of it (spill it, it evaporates, ect), you simply top the bottle off with tap water and keep on trucking. It will get a little slower with time as it absorbs rust into the solution, but still fast enough to take care of just about anything overnight.

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: teddy34
Date: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 - 11:42 AM ET
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Have recently seen Metal Rescue advertised, does anyone have experience with this product? It appears to be similar to Evapo Rust. Gary

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: Dr.Longshot
Date: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 - 12:03 PM ET
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You may need to use #400 sand paper cut into 1"inc strips and polish all the shaft that is exposed. and soak the bushings w/any thin oil, then when the press is bolted down to the table, work the handle, back and forth add oil w/each movement, when the table goes all the up sand the lower portion of the shafts and the polish w/fine steel wool. Th groove in the shaft where the wad flips in and out use a small screw driver with a rag on the tip dipped in oil until you get it clean. Then dis-assemble and clean all the shell holders

Gary Bryant Dr.longshot

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: Shooting Sailor
Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 - 01:23 AM ET
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A cheap way to loosen rusted parts is to submerge the article in diesel oil for a day or two, then take it out, dry it off, and clean the visible rust off with whatever is required (ie: scraper, sandpaper, emery cloth, crocus cloth, etc.). Once the visible rust is gone start trying to move the bound up parts. Judicious applications of Breakfree, or some other release agent may help, as well.

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: Border Bandit
Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 - 07:14 AM ET
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A bead blaster with 40u glass beads will do an amazing job.

best...mike

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: jimsw
Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 - 08:29 AM ET
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If it is an old PW single stage loader clean it up. They are excellent loaders. I have one I use for Federal papers. I get beautiful crimps, slow yes but I'm not in a rush.

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: BigM-Perazzi
Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 - 08:50 AM ET
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A 12v battery charger.

A 5 gal plastic bucket.

Arm and Hammer washing(not baking) soda.

Romex cable.

2 pieces of re-rod

1 gal water to 1 Tbls soda.

Connect neg to part positive to re-rod.

Immerse both into fluid .

Turn charger on low let sit for a day.

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: Oregunner
Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 - 11:59 AM ET
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I have three older PW reloaders and have never paid more than a couple hundred dollars for them. They all were in good working condition and some had extra tool sets and bushings. It's like finding an old rusty gun, that has been left outside and doesn't work. You have to decide if it is worth fixing, and if you have to invest money in parts, labor, etc., whether it is worth the effort, both in time and financially, when you get done. Some people just like tinkering with old rusty stuff. Ponsness doesn't support the old 800b with parts anymore, so I would check about that first before investing a lot of time and derusto. Mark

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: quartering
Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 - 12:28 PM ET
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bingo! you just hit the nail on the head. once upon a time i cleaned up a free pacific 366 to look and work like new. it only took $2 worth of kerosene and about $500 worth of my time. good luck with it. btw, although i seldom use it, i'll never sell it. but i'll never do it again

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: kgp912kgp
Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 - 01:38 PM ET
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I found an old MEC 650 in a partially collapsed barn. Seized and rusted up real real bad. I took my time lots of oil, Dremel time, and pretty much broke the entire machine apart only at night and on the weekends. Spent $60 on parts that needed to be replaced and bought some charge bars and powder bushings. This baby looks new. If you have the time it will be well worth it...

I enjoy every load that I reload with my press.

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: lostandout
Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 - 01:49 PM ET
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molasses and water looks like it will work

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Subject: Rusty and corroded reloader
From: Stl Flyn
Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 - 02:10 PM ET
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Just did the same thing with an old 800B. Took all of the dies out of the carousel and removed the rust inside and out. Took off all of the dies and removed the rust from them, in the upper, reblued and replaced. Had to buy the tubes for it. I have $80 into it and obviously some time but it reloads a perfect shell. Plus I can use the same bushings from my Hornady 366. Mine was not rusted to the point of being seized up, but it definitely looks and functions better then it did.

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