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Old 07-05-2013, 01:00 PM
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Default Using clear nail polish to seal primers

Years ago, I used to put clear nail polish on any primers that I was taking offshore or any where there might be a chance of the rounds getting wet. I even think that some of my friends that were using powerheads on their spear guns were coating the rounds.

I just looked at the rounds that were in my 642 and it looks like the primer pocket has some crude on it. I think that I am going to start coating all my carry gun rounds with clear nail polish. Maybe even around the case and bullet.

Is anybody using the clear nail polish?
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I would use a color, so you can clearly see that it has been sealed

They sell specific coatings, which I think I would buy and use for carry ammo, but nail polish will work ok. Seal the bullet crimp too
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Haven't heard of that trick being used in a looooong time. We just use desiccant blocks in ammo cans now a days
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I'm no expert but I wonder if coating the case is a good idea, especially if it's an automatic. I'd be worried about it hanging up. Anyone got any experience on that?
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I'm no expert but I wonder if coating the case is a good idea, especially if it's an automatic. I'd be worried about it hanging up. Anyone got any experience on that?
Lol, you don't coat the case, just the primer and bullet crimp area

Military ammo is often sealed
Never heard of any issues, nor seen any after many thousand rounds of surplus ammo sealed that way
Gets the action a little dirtier is all
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Lol, you don't coat the case, just the primer and bullet crimp area

Military ammo is often sealed
Never heard of any issues, nor seen any after many thousand rounds of surplus ammo sealed that way
Gets the action a little dirtier is all
Yeah, that's what I always heard but the OP mentioned coating the case, hence my question. After rereading the first post, I guess he could have meant just the crimp area but that's not how I first read it.
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I reload steel shot for waterfowl. I have been using clear nail polish for 5+ years. It works great. I have loaded and we have fired 5000+ rounds with great results. As mentioned there is a specific primer sealant. It is $7-$8 per bottle, thinner than nail polish and goes a little further. I buy several bottles of clear when I see it on sale at the drugstore. Typically $1 per bottle.

I would not cover the whole case with sealant in my carry gun. It could cause cycling problems. Not something I'd be willing to risk.
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Vacum seal bags .
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Vacum seal bags .
No time for reading, ehh?
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GREAT IDEA
I would use a color, so you can clearly see that it has been sealed


Good Idea................
May be Blue for 38
Red for 357
Green for 45
Orange for 44
Magenta for 380

Is that going over board a little too much?
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