Thread: rusting dies
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Old July 22, 2012, 06:54 PM   #12
BDS-THR
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Originally Posted by idek
bought a set of Lee Carbide Dies about a month ago. I don't think I've ever seen anything rust so fast in my life.

Is there some preferred method of storage to help prevent this?
I tumble my Lee dies in walnut media treated with NuFinish polish. It removes surface rust and leaves residual polish on the surface to prevent rusting. If your dies are clean already, you could try polishing the surface with NuFinish only.

Here's a particularly badly rusted set of Lee dies I cleaned/polished for a friend and it is still shiny after a year - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=586563

Before:


After cleaning/polishing:

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