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MEC primer feed sticky

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Old Cowboy, Sep 23, 2011.

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  1. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    MEC 9000G upgraded with a new style primer feed tray. After a few thousand rounds the primers don't seem to want to slide down into the feeder as good as they did at first. Do you lube the tray or something? If so what do you use that doesn't get into and dud the primers?

    John C. Saubak
     
  2. tracyhunter

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    I use car wax.wipe it on let dry wipe it off.works great.
    tracy
     
  3. Didreckson

    Didreckson Active Member

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    I have read on this site about Pledge, spray on car wax, regular car wax, and other various slippery things.

    I have used them all, but believe at this time the best application is Hornady One Shot cleaner/dry lube. It does not build up, and is slicker than fancy spray on car detailers I previously used.

    I just setup a new Spolar on Wednesday, and before mounting the primer tray hit it with spray on detailer twice, wiped it down each time, and hit it with air to make sure it was super dry. Pretty slick, but was not satisfied. Took the Hornady, sprayed it up including q-tips in the channel, and it was significantly slicker, cleaner and no build up of any sort. There was a trace of primer dust before I cleaned it since the counter had like 140 on it when I got it. Clean as a whistle now.

    Safe on plastic too, if you tend to over spray and hit the cover.
     
  4. Pull Bang

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    Car wax.

    Frank
     
  5. Trap2

    Trap2 Well-Known Member

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    I just sprinkle a small dab of motor mica on my tray and it lasts for months. Cheap and easy to use. I'm sure a bit of graphite would work just as well...... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  6. AveragEd

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    My 9000E came with the new-style primer feed and it worked well for a short while. Then I experienced the same thing as John and tried Pledge, car wax, graphite and other cleaners and polishes. In fact, I grew so frustrated with it that I bought a NIB old-style primer feed just in case.

    I contacted MEC about the concern and they requested the primer feed back for examination and replaced it with a new one. So far, so good!

    Ed
     
  7. RunGunIPSC

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    I do something that may be considered a no-no but it is safe & it works. Put 2-3 drops of Rem-Oil(or other very free flowing oil)and wipe it in well all over with a finger. Then take a couple of sheets of toliet paper or a Kleenex & wipe dry really well. You will have a micro film of oil for the cup/flange to slide one. Since it is on the outside & bottom of the primer,you don't have to worry about contamination of the priming compound. You only need that micro film to slide on.
     
  8. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Roger, I got a chuckle out of your post. Mine worked okay with Federal primers but became "sticky" when I changed back to Remingtons! Of course, it was strictly coincidence as the new one feeds Remingtons just fine.

    Ed
     
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    baby powder........................
     
  10. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Pledge works for me............and it will work for you!

    Hauxfan!
     
  11. kraiza

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    I use bowling allie wax from Hom Depot on my 900GH. Work's great.
     
  12. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    Pledge is my slickie! Jake
     
  13. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    I've applied Liquid Glass auto polish to my trap about 5 times now, over the last 8 or 9 years! Makes the tray slick as a cats tail and lasts a very long time!

    Hap
     
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