Reloading operations got kicked into garage

He asked, "What on your Dillon will rust? Other than dies, what could rust?"

I really don't know the answer, does anyone else?
This...but a great excuse for me to get one of those spent-primer tube setups. It's about 90 in the garage during July/August, but didn't expect rust. I've had the press setup for about 3 weeks. Now I am concerned.

I know this is an older thread, but was creeping on everyone's setup, given I am JUST starting out and like to see what everyone else is using. ;)

Great looking bench, sir!

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This...but a great excuse for me to get one of those spent-primer tube setups. It's about 90 in the garage during July/August, but didn't expect rust. I've had the press setup for about 3 weeks. Now I am concerned.

I know this is an older thread, but was creeping on everyone's setup, given I am JUST starting out and like to see what everyone else is using. ;)

Great looking bench, sir!

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I'm going to have to go out and look at my machine. I'm in Arizona so "it's a dry heat" but we're in our monsoon season now so the humidity is kicked up a bit. My dehumidifiers in the safe still show good but, I'm going to have to take a peek under the covers and see how the Dillon's doing.
 
I'm going to have to go out and look at my machine. I'm in Arizona so "it's a dry heat" but we're in our monsoon season now so the humidity is kicked up a bit. My dehumidifiers in the safe still show good but, I'm going to have to take a peek under the covers and see how the Dillon's doing.
FWIW, in Louisiana, the humidity is ALWAYS high...I mean sky high, dripping wet high. At 6:30am in the summertime, one can walk from the back door to the truck (about 25') and already be feeling soaked.
Presently, my presses are mounted in my shop with no climate control and fighting rust is a constant, never-ending battle. I keep my dies, powder, brass, misc. tools etc. in a closet in my air-conditioned office and pull what I need when I reload. It's kind of a pain, but better than allowing humidity exposure. Things will rust out there IF not attended to. To fight rust, I keep everything lightly oiled down, usually with OneShot, but I want to try some Balliastol here in the near future. About once/week, I check on everything and give it a light spray.
This fall, once the hot season cools off some, I plan on building an interior room (12' X 20') inside my shop (40' X 80') with hvac climate control dedicated just to my reloading and gun work.
 
I'm going to have to go out and look at my machine. I'm in Arizona so "it's a dry heat" but we're in our monsoon season now so the humidity is kicked up a bit. My dehumidifiers in the safe still show good but, I'm going to have to take a peek under the covers and see how the Dillon's doing.
Yea, I was stationed in Texas long ago and learned about this so-called "dry heat" :) ....and have been to Tempe, AZ before, which is a totally different heat than here (remember leaving the house in Tempe and you can barely breathe when it hits you in the face. lol

I assumed the heat here was similar. However, I put one of those cheap hygrometer meters out there and it's far from dry—one site suggested that my readings over 60% are considered "moderately muggy".

I never looked into climate-control stuff, as I assumed running AC would add to the moisture and form droplets if not set very low. However, a quick Amazon search and I see there are some combo units that are 4-in-1: AC, dehumidifier, heat, and fan. Some just AC and dehumidifier, so I'm going to look into this option now...maybe a reliable, inexpensive unit out there could have bring my humidity down.

Something told me to relocate my powder and primers a couple of weeks ago and I brought them in the house, but never once considered rust was going to be an issue out there.

It's strange, as I just moved into this house, but I have lived in the state for 20+ years and never noticed anything rusting...jetski, dirt bikes, mowers, all kinds of crap in the garage and never once noticed anything with surface rust. Sure, most have painted surfaces and some form of protection, I guess. Maybe just the cheap tin on the press will rust and the rest will be okay? ...no idea.

Sorry to drift the thread, but OP asked what else could rust, so I wanted to share my findings after just 3 weeks of having my first press.



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With the acquisition of two RL550's and a SDB recently, I got kicked out of the dining room and into my garage. Not a bad thing since Highboy told me carpet is not good as a floor covering in a reloading area. I just got the bench built over the weekend and machines have been moved but not fastened to bench yet. I will be going with Inline Fabrication mounting solutions after the sting of acquiring all the presses I wanted wears off.

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I like that bench Bud, what did you do burn it and then epoxy it?
 
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