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Reply #15
I use Hornady One Shot case lube.  I think any lube would work gman.  I would not use grease because it can be a dust magnet.  But gun oils,  wd-40, Ballistol, etc .   In this application, IMO, lube is lube. 

Do not use WD-40 as that is a solvent and you WILL end up with rust on your ram.
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Reply #16
Light coat of Mobil 1 5-30 on the ram of all my presses.


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Reply #18
As I mentioned in an earlier response, I use white lithium grease
and sparingly. No need to glob it on like like wheel bearings. And
no;  grease does not collect dirt anymore then oil will. Fact is, most
oils will be long gone while the grease is still working. If you run
into a problem with dirt, clean your house....LOL  

Now here is another  trick from my bag......Simonize Wax. Used it
quite a bit in the tool shop. Primarily used it on rub parts that were
plated, as most should be. My first RCBS Junior I had rebuilt and
tightened, I had the toggles and ram hard chromed, then Simonized.
It's the press I use for all my bullet seating.

"Lubriplate" will also get my nod for any bare metal rub parts.
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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Reply #19
i prefer any lube with PTFE(teflon) in it. i like the super lube that john deere has. its wicked stuff.


Anything with John Deere on it is expensive. If it's green and yellow, hold on. I have 5 more payments on my 4105 so I know.

 

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Reply #20
Anything with John Deere on it is expensive. If it's green and yellow, hold on. I have 5 more payments on my 4105 so I know.

quite surprisingly it is fairly reasonably priced. mine was like 13 bucks Canadian. and 1 can if you only use it on your press will last you at least 10 life times. that spray with telfon takes just a few drops then just wipe it on the rams gently. lasts hundreds if not thousands of reps on the arm before it needs re-applied. works wonders on a rifle action as well.

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Reply #21
I use Tri-Flow with teflon on my AR bolts. May have to get
some of the John Deere and compare it. And yeah.....John
Deere is very proud of it's green paint !!
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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Reply #22
I might experiment with one of my RCBS Partner presses and lube it with Frog Lube
I had a dream! Free at last, Free at last! Moving to Idaho

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Reply #23
It is probably cheaper than anything that says for a firearm as well. Teflon is fantastic. Gotta keep that in mind as I am out shopping for a tractor for my place in Idaho. Torn between JD and Kabota.
True that Capt!!
As soon as they put gun on it price goes up. Theres some great automotive products for removing carbon out of engines that also do a great job on barrels for 1/3 of the price of most rifle products.
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