LEE Liquid? ALOX

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Howdy, from NE of Tulsa:
Has anyone had an experience, with "liquid" ALOX lube, solidifying in the closed container? Can this stull be thinned with some kind of solvent, or is it water soluble?

I bought a container of it, new, with an intact seal, and the stuff is like semi-solid varnish! Tried soaking the bottle in hot water, and all that did, was start the label pealing off!
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!!!
 

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Had some did the same thing years ago. Microwave. Carefully. I think I started with five seconds and wound up around ten or so. Of course, that'a also gonna' depend on how full it is.
 

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redleg10, and DRC458; thank you very much, for the suggestions!
I think I"ll try the paint thinner, first. I don't think "The Boss Lady", would take kindly to my "nucking" something like this in her microwave.
And again, the Forum comes through!
Thanks again, and a "Merry Christmas"! to you All!
 

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I use mineral spirits. The real stuff, not the water soluble.

Set the bottle of Alox in some hot water for a minute or so to liquefy what there is, then add the MS a bit at a time. It's not going to take much.
Adding a small bullet (just the bullet, not the cartridge) or a small bolt or something as an agitator helps to mix it up when shaking it.
 

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Dont waste your time with the lee. Contact white label lube @ lsstuff.com. They have a liquid lube that dries completley, no residual stickiness or tackiness. These folks are in arkansas.
 

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