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Shot & powder bottle ?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by chatbrat, Apr 29, 2008.

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  1. chatbrat

    chatbrat TS Member

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    The bottles on my reloaders have become so dark, it is almost impossible to see the quantities inside. How do you get them clean or do you just trash them & get new ones---Phil
     
  2. ricks1

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    new ones is better you cant get the powder bottle clean i use the 20oz soda bottle it cheaper put the clear packing tape around the shot bottle and dont leave powder in bottle of a long time i know that the E3 will eat them up in about a week rick
     
  3. WV Bob

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    MEC 6in bottle is $5.39 and the 12in bottle is $6.99 at Midway. Get the new bottles. They are strong and will hold the shot without breaking. If you have ever had to clean up shot, you don't want something that might break.
     
  4. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    My wife is standing me reading youe thread and says try baking soda. 1 tablespoon to 1/2 gal water, Pour it in and let it set. Mike
     
  5. phirel

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    The dark coating is from graphite that is used to cover the powder. Graphite is carbon. Everything I know that will dissolve the graphite will also dissolve the bottle. Some of the graphite can be dislodged by shaking a bottle half full of warm water with soap and a little sand or other abrasive, but the results are not very satisfactory.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Wash the bottle and make sure its dry, then try car paste wax. I also use paste wax on the inside of automobile convertible top plastic windows - it takes the fog and discoloration out of them also.

    Jay
     
  7. Quack Shot

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    Get new bottles. They get brittle with age as well. Break one and you'll understand. I toss them every couple of years or so.
     
  8. leadspreader

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    a can of car wax cost more than new bottles .........buy new bottles
     
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