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just received a bottle from Midway, it is more like a "gel" consistency than a liquid. is this old?


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It helps if you stand it in a pan of warm water !

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As stated just heat it a bit..
 
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then dump some mineral spirits in.

I have bought alox from other than lee and it comes in a thick dark brown gloppy paste form.

I consider that good cause I can cut it down and use the proper amount rather than glop it everywhere and have a mess.
 
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IF you try to warm it up in a
microwave. Make sure you open the
spout.

It would sure make one hell of a mess
if the bottle blows up. I do it in one,
but, only heat it 15-20 seconds at a time.
Take it out nd feel how warm it is. When
about as hot as I can hold in a bare hand
that's just right.

Damned good stuff. I coat a bunch of bullets
with it, then let them lay on cardboard for
a few days to dry enough they don't grow
into clusters in the bucket.

George


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When I heat it in the microwave, I put the bottle in a cup half full of water. And the cap spout is open.


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thanks for the tips guys I'll try it


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Oh yes indeed! I can just see it now with it exploding in the microwave. Go out + buy a new one before the wife gets home, + let her know that you were buying her a gift of a new one. Better add some flowers to make it believable. Big Grin


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Sorry, that little bit of levity was due to a remenberence of a fellow shade tree gunsmith who set up an ad hoc bluing operation in his kitchen when his wife was gone. After several failed attempts, he gave up + poured the salt solution down the kitchen sink drain. WRONG MOVE!!! It immediately ate through the pipes + everything after that it came in contact with. Talk about a mess! Its kinda funny now in a way, but then again, not at all.


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Originally posted by NormanConquest:
Oh yes indeed! I can just see it now with it exploding in the microwave. Go out + buy a new one before the wife gets home, + let her know that you were buying her a gift of a new one. Better add some flowers to make it believable. Big Grin


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