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Old May 1, 2001, 04:26 PM   #1
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Anyone ever use nail polish to seal the primers to the reloads?
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Old May 1, 2001, 04:31 PM   #2
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Yes.
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Old May 1, 2001, 05:43 PM   #3
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how does it work?
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Old May 1, 2001, 10:03 PM   #4
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Go wild and splurge on a bottle of George & Roy's Primer Sealant.
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Old May 2, 2001, 02:32 PM   #5
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My wife has lots of 1/2 full nail polish bottles laying around, If this would work for a primer seal then why spend money on George and Roy primer sealer?
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Old May 2, 2001, 04:23 PM   #6
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Worked fine.
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Old May 2, 2001, 09:08 PM   #7
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Nail polish will come off sometimes in the chamber. George & Roy's won't, at least it hasn't yet.

I've used nail polish in the past and it comes off, especially with hot loads that will cause any movement in the primer, like starting to flow. George & Roy's seems to stick to metal better.

You don't want an AR15 Bolt, magazine and chamber area full of little red rings that came off when the rounds were fired.

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Old May 3, 2001, 11:10 AM   #8
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Who sells George & Roy's? I'm almost out and haven't seen it anywhere lately.
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Old May 3, 2001, 11:30 AM   #9
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Old May 9, 2001, 07:17 AM   #10
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Do you have the Midway part number? It isn't listed on the web site, and the search function doesn't find it.
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Old May 9, 2001, 07:26 AM   #11
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Loctite Green

Officially "Wick & Seal" works fine. I'd check prices against the reloading specialty items. Experience has shown me that reloading specialty items are usually relabled products that can be obtained cheaper at the local auto supply house.

One question: Why are you being so anal about primer sealing? Are you planning on some UDT work? I used to be, but, one day, I asked myself "Why are you doing this?"


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Old May 9, 2001, 02:37 PM   #12
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primer seal question

If you are looking for a way to seal up ammo against moisture and oil contamination use plain old polyurethane varnish. I have not had a missfire since using the stuff on my primers and around the junction of the case mouth and bullet. Guns that are oiled and then stored or carried loaded will often become contaminated with gun oil causing a miss fire or squib load. W.D. 40 is notorius for killing primers. Polyurethane seems to work well for me because I do not shoot much of this ammo. If you plan on shooting a lot of the ammo that you are going to treat then you will have to experiment to find a substance that will not peel off and contaminate the chamber. So far I have experienced no flaking off of ployurethane but I have not fired a lot of this treated ammo, only a small ammount that was deliberatly soaked in gun oil to see if it would prevent the ammo from becomming contaminated. The rounds I tested all fired normally with no flaking of the polyurethane. W.R.
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Old May 9, 2001, 09:57 PM   #13
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I seal my duck shotshells primers with titanium based wife's old polish. Put it in the case pocket with the brush first and press the primer in on top.

You can reuse old cases until they split too -as it tightens up the fit/clearance with the new Winchesters especially, with their small ridged bearing surface. The W magnums [now discontinued] were better, hotter and larger diam too.
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Old May 10, 2001, 09:49 AM   #14
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.never thunk'bout it...


I suppose I don't have a need for primer sealant.
The only ammo that "stays" in my guns is factory ammo.
My reloads are usually fired within a week or two, and aren't subjected to oils.

Living up here in the rainy NorthWest you'd think we would all seal our primers, nope.

I've come back from rainy matches where my shooting bag get soaked and I forget to wipe my guns & magazines down. The next day, gasping, I discover my blued 1911 and it mags are being raped by crimson colored corrosion creaturers!

That unsealed ammo worked well the following week.

...come to think of it, living up here, maybe I should start sealing all my ammo.
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Old May 10, 2001, 01:02 PM   #15
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So does anyone know (for a fact) who sells George & Roy's Primer Sealer?



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Old May 10, 2001, 05:10 PM   #16
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Try Lock, Stock & Barrel or Wideners.
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Old May 12, 2001, 09:19 AM   #17
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anyone seal the bullets and the primers?
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Old May 13, 2001, 08:32 AM   #18
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Pampers wrote: "One question: Why are you being so anal about primer sealing?"

Why not?
It's part of the fun of reloading.

Calling people anal is rude.

Sometimes I'll seal both prime and bullet just to see if I can do it. Doing things out of the ordinary is part of learning new things in life.
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