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Shot maker lip coating.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 10tenner, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. 10tenner

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    I made approx 875 lbs of shot a few months ago. I tried a different lip coating, Rock in Roll super web grease that I use from my P.W. Press, Mec Super sizer, and FabArm auto. There must be a lot of Teflon in the grease, after the grease burned of the lip there was a white coating. The Super Web Grease worked better for me than Jim Stewart’s Red stuff.
     
  2. Coyote19

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    Soap stone. You can get it at a welding supplier or probably a hardware store. We’ve made tons of shot in years past and soap stone is all we used.
     
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  3. 10tenner

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    I have not tried soap stone. Used the chalk for side walk art, probably not the same ingredients though.
    How often do you apply soap stone?
     
  4. mg1polo

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    Soap Stone is my choice and I drop a hell of a lot of shot.
    MG
     
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  5. Coyote19

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    We applied it once at the beginning of a batch. Batch size was generally around 65lbs.
     
  6. 10tenner

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    I do the same with approx 50lbs per batch.
     
  7. Ajax

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    I've always used soap stone.
     
  8. Rick Barker

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    I used soap stone when I made shot. Not that hard to come by, Walmart, Harbor Freight. Get the stick holder, apply it thick before each session.
     
  9. Harley Lekvold

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    All I ever used was soap stone, applied at the start and did 90-100 pounds a batch.
     
  10. 10tenner

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    Have to give soap stone a try. I was getting low on the Jim Stewart red grease, Gave the web grease a try, it works, and leaves a Teflon film, but smokes until the grease is burnt off.
     
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    Same here, except I'd do around 70#'s/batch. Made shot for almost 15 years, until the pan casting finally crumbled.
     
  12. Jim Porter

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    GLASS...I've used just about everything. Still have some of Mr Jim's grease and soapstone is ok. I typed GLASS because I knew it would make you look.
    I HAVEN"T tried a glass strip but I did have two cut. I see a potential problem...besides it just might not work (lol)...it by attaching it to the maker lip, it may not give enough drop distance and it might stress crack. I do plan to try it, I will let you know.
    I haven't made but 3,000# this year. Covid allowed me more time.
    My Best
    Jim
     
  13. sdive2

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    Soap Stone any welding supply shop or black smith. Also Tractor Supply, Bomgars, Orschlien, Napa Parts any where you find welding supplies.
     
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    I have had very good luck using side walk chalk markers , they are very cheap and easy to shape for application while machine is running.