Keeping your reloading press rust-free can be challenging. Applying oil to the press will stop it from rusting, but it’s easy to delay maintenance due to the risk of oil contaminating the reloading process.

Unfortunately, a build-up of rust can lead to misalignment, jamming, a rough operation, inaccurate reloads, and a slower reloading process.

The solution?

EVAPO-RUST: A plastic-safe rust-removing product that not only seeps into hard-to-reach places deep within the press’ dies and plates, but it’s also entirely safe to use and won’t damage intricate components.


Unlike acid-based rust removers, EVAPO-RUST is water soluble, PH neutral, non-corrosive and non-toxic, so your reloading press can be completely submerged, or you can soak the dies and/or parts individually.


EVAPO-RUST’s award-winning formula works through a process called Selective Chelation, where the solution only attacks the rust itself (iron oxide) and not the base metal, paint, or plastic.

Depending on the extent of rust, you may need to submerge components for 1 to 12 hours. Once the rust has dissolved, rinse the parts with running water, and allow them to dry. Ideally, it’s best to use compressed air to drive out moisture before drying.


You can then use Q-GUN to coat the press’ steel parts with a thin layer of oil to protect against future corrosion. Blow any excess oil clear of the dies, and use a lint-free rag or paper towel to wipe all traces of oil from the press.

NB: Make sure no residual oil is in or around the dies, and pay particular attention to the primer feed.

If you don’t have access to a compressor, you can also use CRC Industries Duster – which is ideal for removing moisture, clearing jams and blowing out spilt powder in your reloading press.

EVAPO-RUST is available at leading hardware stores nationwide. Alternatively, contact Rick at 078 097 8028 for trade enquiries.