Handy Guide To Using Lee’s Liquid Alox
LEE’s Liquid Alox is one of the most versatile and well known bullet lubricants on the market. Here’s some handy tips from LEE to help you get the most of your cast bullets when using LEE’s Liquid Alox.
The best results in applying Liquid Alox are when it is heated before applying, or thinned with mineral spirits to maximum of 1 part mineral spirits to 10 parts Alox. This makes it flow more easily, and results in a more even coat. One technique is to boil water and pour it into a coffee mug, and then drop the bottle of Liquid Alox into the mug for about five minutes.
Place your freshly cast bullets into something about the size of a Cool Whip bowl and drop a few drops of Liquid Alox on the bullets. Mix the bullets around until they are all coated. Lay the freshly coated bullets on some wax paper to dry. Liquid Alox will usually dry enough overnight to reload the next day, depending upon the humidity.
If you subscribe to the "more is better" line of thought, your coated bullets may never dry. Don't go for a "golden" colour but rather just a light varnish. If you discover that your bullets are sticky the next day, you can get by with using a little less the next time. Keep reducing until the "stickiness" is gone by the next day. Tacky bullets can be dusted with powdered graphite.
If you are sizing your cast bullets, it is necessary to lube them first. Because the sizer will remove some of the surface of a larger diameter bullet, you may need to re-lubricate the bullets after they have been sized.
Many of our bullets are of the "TL" or Tumble Lube design. These bullets have many shallow grooves that are perfect for allowing Liquid Alox to adhere to a great amount of surface.
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