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Post by snowman1 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:05 pm

Does any one use baby powder when reloading, I use the plain kind on my hands to prevent finger prints and hand oils on brass and bullets, look like they just came out of the box.

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Post by blue68f100 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:35 pm

I have never worried about prints. Normally they get shot up pretty quickly.

I classify Powder as an fine abrasive. I think it would make good finger prints more than prevent them when it comes to oily surfaces. I use latex/nitrile gloves when handling new polished brass. I also use NuFinish in my tumbler so it will leave a light coating of wax on the brass. This helps prevent tarnishing.
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Post by Bullseye » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:48 am

I wear latex gloves now when reloading. Makes cleaning up a lot easier.

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Post by bearandoldman » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:38 am

Bullseye wrote:I wear latex gloves now when reloading. Makes cleaning up a lot easier.

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Added asset is you do not leave any prints on upur reloads?????
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Post by Yleefox » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:54 pm

Latex gloves, hummmm, never thought of using them for reloading. I've tried using them when I clean my guns in an effort to keep my hands clean and finger oils off my guns, but they haven't held up too well.

I'm going to give them a try on the reloading bench. Thanks for the tip.

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Post by FlyerTom » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:43 am

Latex doesn't stand up too well against solvents and oil. You may want to try the blue nitrile-type gloves instead. Available at Harbor Freight for cheap, I find them pretty durable.

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Post by Bullseye » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:41 am

Thanks, I call them latex but they're really blue nitrile gloves. They are pretty durable but on occasion I've had to double them up for coverage around sharp edges.

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Post by greener » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:18 pm

Bullseye wrote:Thanks, I call them latex but they're really blue nitrile gloves. They are pretty durable but on occasion I've had to double them up for coverage around sharp edges.

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Also keeps the lead off our hands

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Post by Bullseye » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:54 am

They also work well when I'm working on the Mill. Keeps the cutting fluids and oils off my hands.

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