Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-16-2018, 10:37 AM
juicetiger juicetiger is offline
Banned
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 44
Likes: 0
Liked 43 Times in 16 Posts
Default Anyone use Silicone for case lube?

I have been using Hornady one shot. It smells just like Silicone.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-16-2018, 05:54 PM
tndrfttom's Avatar
tndrfttom tndrfttom is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: So. Florida
Posts: 298
Likes: 504
Liked 511 Times in 142 Posts
Default

I bought a can of it years ago. It seemed to work fine as a case lube but the spray can plugged up when tried to use it the 3rd or 4th time. I contacted Hornady and was told that I had an old can and they had since changed the design of the can; (They declined to replace the defective can because it was too old). I don't know if they still used the same formula and I don't remember anything about the smell or the ingredients.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-16-2018, 11:11 PM
bluetopper's Avatar
bluetopper bluetopper is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Northeast TX
Posts: 825
Likes: 276
Liked 322 Times in 156 Posts
Default

Silicone may work as a cast bullet lube, who knows? ha
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-16-2018, 11:24 PM
hdwhit hdwhit is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: North Texas
Posts: 787
Likes: 79
Liked 473 Times in 293 Posts
Default

Quote:
juicetiger wrote:
I have been using Hornady one shot. It smells just like Silicone.
You can download the MSDS for One Shot from the Hornady website:
Material Safety Data Sheets - Hornady Manufacturing, Inc

What you're smelling is probably the n-Hexane which makes up the bulk of the product.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-17-2018, 12:47 AM
Fishslayer's Avatar
Fishslayer Fishslayer is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Diego, PRK
Posts: 8,064
Likes: 8,545
Liked 8,919 Times in 3,131 Posts
Default

Reminds me more of a parrafin chain lube I used to use.
__________________
you can keep your gun. Period.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-17-2018, 08:22 AM
Pisgah Pisgah is online now
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 2,175
Likes: 6
Liked 2,180 Times in 812 Posts
Default

The MSDS lists the main ingredient as Vegetable Oils -- which makes a certain amount of sense, since it has always smelled sort of like rancid Canola oil to me...
__________________
Pisgah
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 05-17-2018, 12:34 PM
MichiganScott MichiganScott is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: God's Country
Posts: 4,688
Likes: 1,211
Liked 3,462 Times in 1,749 Posts
Default

If you choose to try silicone as a case lube, be certain that you have a stuck case extractor on hand.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 05-17-2018, 12:48 PM
DWalt's Avatar
DWalt DWalt is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: South Texas
Posts: 22,953
Likes: 2
Liked 13,835 Times in 7,656 Posts
Default

Vegetable oils such as Canola (factoid- Canola means "Canadian Oil". It's actually Rapeseed oil and comes mainly from Canada) would probably work fairly well as case lubes, but I have not tried it. Some lubricants used for deep metal forming and drawing contain various vegetable oils. Personally, I use STP.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-17-2018, 01:08 PM
PALADIN85020's Avatar
PALADIN85020 PALADIN85020 is offline
US Veteran
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,124
Likes: 1,483
Liked 23,869 Times in 3,103 Posts
Default

I have been using STP engine oil additive for rifle cases for years - smeared on a case lube pad; cases rolled on that. One can should be sufficient for a lifetime.

John
__________________
- Cogito, ergo armatus sum -
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 05-17-2018, 01:40 PM
bigedp51 bigedp51 is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 278
Likes: 5
Liked 210 Times in 119 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by juicetiger View Post
I have been using Hornady one shot. It smells just like Silicone.
Hornady One Shot is a "dry" film lube for lazy people who hate wiping lube off their cases. I would think twice about using Silicone on any cartridge case.

One Shot® Case Lube
https://www.hornady.com/reloading/ca...ers/case-lubes

One Shot® Case Lube with DynaGlide Plus® technology is a micro-penetrating high pressure dry film. It contains no petroleum, teflon or other synthetic silicone so it will not contaminate powder or primers.


Last edited by bigedp51; 05-17-2018 at 01:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-17-2018, 04:47 PM
DWalt's Avatar
DWalt DWalt is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: South Texas
Posts: 22,953
Likes: 2
Liked 13,835 Times in 7,656 Posts
Default

I just noticed that my wife has a spray can of Canola oil on the shelf - used for cake and Pizza pans, etc. I may see how well it works as a case lubricant later.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-17-2018, 09:56 PM
scout789's Avatar
scout789 scout789 is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 62
Likes: 115
Liked 73 Times in 36 Posts
Default

I use One Shot. I learned from another forum to put the casings in a ziplock, spray some One Shot into the bag, close the bag and tumble it (by hand). The bag even swells up a little as the solvent evaporates. Works well for me.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #13  
Old 05-18-2018, 04:39 PM
gwpercle's Avatar
gwpercle gwpercle is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Baton Rouge, La.
Posts: 3,620
Likes: 2,134
Liked 2,919 Times in 1,534 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pisgah View Post
The MSDS lists the main ingredient as Vegetable Oils -- which makes a certain amount of sense, since it has always smelled sort of like rancid Canola oil to me...
Sounds as if , in a pinch , that old can of Pam that's in the pantry could be used as case lube ...it's Canola Oil !
Gary

Last edited by gwpercle; 05-18-2018 at 04:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-19-2018, 09:54 AM
Warren Sear's Avatar
Warren Sear Warren Sear is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Twin Cites, Minnesota
Posts: 3,344
Likes: 5,440
Liked 5,691 Times in 1,893 Posts
Default

I have a habit of using case lube for cases, motor oil for motors, and gun oil for guns. Simple, and it makes sense to me.
__________________
Wut up wi'that?

Last edited by Warren Sear; 05-19-2018 at 09:58 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #15  
Old 05-19-2018, 10:15 AM
BE Mike's Avatar
BE Mike BE Mike is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,220
Likes: 644
Liked 1,444 Times in 675 Posts
Default

I'd just stick with the known brands of case lube. I've been using the Lyman spray case lube for years. I spray it on an old t-shirt. Pour the cases onto the t-shirt, pick up the corners to make a big ball and massage it for a few seconds. Works for me.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #16  
Old 05-19-2018, 10:44 AM
jimbo728's Avatar
jimbo728 jimbo728 is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,784
Likes: 3,711
Liked 1,491 Times in 726 Posts
Default

I use One Shot aerosol. Very effective and easy to use. Only downside is cost.
Expensive but worth it.
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-19-2018, 11:47 AM
Steve K Steve K is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia
Posts: 134
Likes: 124
Liked 79 Times in 35 Posts
Default

I found a formula for case lube on the CMP Forum that works great. You need 99% Isopropyl Alcohol and Liquid Lanolin in a ten to one mixture. The alcohol had to be ordered through the pharmacy and the lanolin on Amozon. The solution is very smooth on brass and costs less than factory lube.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-19-2018, 02:06 PM
DWalt's Avatar
DWalt DWalt is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: South Texas
Posts: 22,953
Likes: 2
Liked 13,835 Times in 7,656 Posts
Default

For a long time, lanolin (often called Wool Fat) was in wide use by reloaders as a case lube. Pure denatured alcohol would work just as well as 99% isopropyl. Acetone or MEK would also work, but those would evaporate somewhat more quickly than alcohol. I still haven't tried Canola oil, will post here when I do.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #19  
Old 05-19-2018, 05:02 PM
MichiganScott MichiganScott is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: God's Country
Posts: 4,688
Likes: 1,211
Liked 3,462 Times in 1,749 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve K View Post
I found a formula for case lube on the CMP Forum that works great. You need 99% Isopropyl Alcohol and Liquid Lanolin in a ten to one mixture. The alcohol had to be ordered through the pharmacy and the lanolin on Amozon. The solution is very smooth on brass and costs less than factory lube.
Most pharmacies carry some form of hydrous lanolin. It is recommended for breast feeding women for use on chapped and cracked nipples. If not, they certainly can order it.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-25-2018, 10:40 PM
Warren Sear's Avatar
Warren Sear Warren Sear is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Twin Cites, Minnesota
Posts: 3,344
Likes: 5,440
Liked 5,691 Times in 1,893 Posts
Default

For sizing cases I use either Imperial sizing die wax or Lee resizing lubricant. Both work very well. The Lee lubricant washes off with water (a little dish washing detergent helps).
Attached Thumbnails
Anyone use Silicone for case lube?-100_4707-jpg   Anyone use Silicone for case lube?-100_4709-jpg  
__________________
Wut up wi'that?
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #21  
Old 05-26-2018, 12:49 AM
venomballistics's Avatar
venomballistics venomballistics is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Escaped WI, Omaha NE
Posts: 7,515
Likes: 3,637
Liked 4,534 Times in 2,321 Posts
Default

Once upon a collision of hobbies, caster oil migrated from model airplanes to the reloading bench.
The stuff had some serious merit.
__________________
it just needs more voltage
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #22  
Old 05-27-2018, 08:47 AM
Greenjoytj Greenjoytj is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Durham Region,Ontario,Can
Posts: 35
Likes: 15
Liked 12 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I like to use Imperial Sizing Wax as my case lube because it wipes off so easily with a micro fibe cloth or paper towel. Easy to apply by transfering a thin coat of wax from finger tips to case. A super thin coat goes the job. One tin of the product will last me years. I have also wiped the wax onto my lube pad so I can roll the wax on faster.

I am experimenting using the sizing wax as an inside the case mouth lube to cut down on the amount of brass that gets adhered to my case mouth expander plug. It seems to be working I’m getting much less brass sticking to the plug. I use zippo lighter fluid to dilute the wax at a 10:1 ratio. It’s an emulsion but will stay mixed for more than 5 minutes plenty of time to dip a Q-Tip every 10 cases.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #23  
Old 05-27-2018, 03:31 PM
Warren Sear's Avatar
Warren Sear Warren Sear is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Twin Cites, Minnesota
Posts: 3,344
Likes: 5,440
Liked 5,691 Times in 1,893 Posts
Default

^^^ Ditto.
__________________
Wut up wi'that?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-27-2018, 07:24 PM
jag22 jag22 is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dallas
Posts: 415
Likes: 3
Liked 147 Times in 93 Posts
Default

I guess if I had some sort of reloading emergency (don’t know what that might be) I might try some homemade substitute but why not buy something, like One Shot, that is developed, tested and proven by someone in the fire arms industry. It’s not that expensive and lasts a long time.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #25  
Old 05-28-2018, 10:53 PM
3rdgeargrndrr's Avatar
3rdgeargrndrr 3rdgeargrndrr is online now
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 423
Likes: 382
Liked 409 Times in 177 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jag22 View Post
I guess if I had some sort of reloading emergency (don’t know what that might be) I might try some homemade substitute but why not buy something, like One Shot, that is developed, tested and proven by someone in the fire arms industry. It’s not that expensive and lasts a long time.
You havent heard of the Fireclean debacle?

Anyhow I use cheap old mink oil for everything. If I spray, i spray my hands first and run them through my brass. Not directly to the brass
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #26  
Old 05-29-2018, 12:10 AM
BC38's Avatar
BC38 BC38 is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 6,314
Likes: 289
Liked 6,953 Times in 2,922 Posts
Default

I only use carbide dies. So no lube needed.
I do use a capfull of NuFinish car wax in my walnut media about every third or fourth batch I tumble.
I figure whatever traces of wax are left on the cases ought to add a tiny bit of lubrication.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 07-22-2018, 08:30 PM
derek45auto's Avatar
derek45auto derek45auto is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 354
Likes: 68
Liked 506 Times in 149 Posts
Default

home brew Dillon style is what I use. it works very well and is economical

Liquid Lanolin - 100% amazon has it
Isopropyl Alcohol (at minimum 91% $1.19 at the local drug store - 99% is best couldn't find it)
New or Clean spray bottle (from the "Dollar" store) has ratio markings and ounce markings so it helps

__________________
NRA Life
USPSA/IPSC

Last edited by derek45auto; 07-22-2018 at 08:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 07-22-2018, 09:11 PM
tightgroups tightgroups is offline
Member
Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube? Anyone use Silicone for case lube?  
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigedp51 View Post
Hornady One Shot is a "dry" film lube for lazy people who hate wiping lube off their cases. I would think twice about using Silicone on any cartridge case.
Who you calling lazy?!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Silicone as lube? hiddencreek S&W-Smithing 15 10-15-2015 09:07 PM
case lube for 223 rebs081 Reloading 23 03-07-2013 08:07 PM
Case lube Jamie Reloading 6 01-22-2012 04:34 PM
Do I need case Lube? alphabrace Reloading 19 11-30-2011 10:37 AM
My new go to Super Dry Lube, Dupont Teflon/Silicone Rule3 The Lounge 4 01-15-2011 09:33 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:19 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2018
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)