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Old 03-30-2018, 07:25 PM
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When I empty my RCBS Powder Dispenser, powder particles "cling to the inside of the glass cylinder or plastic whatever it is any remedy for this. I usually just brush particles out with a toothbrush. Any way to make it stop. Dryer sheets? Thanks.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:35 PM
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Read both articles at link below

Reloading Tip — Eliminate ‘Static Cling’ in Powder Measures
http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...wder-measures/
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:45 PM
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When I first started , Lee recommended rinsing with dilute soapy water then allowing everything to dry. It leaves a visible film, but I have never gone back and reapplied it.
Seems to have worked without any problems for me.
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:17 AM
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I do the Bounce dryer sheet thing. Works!
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:34 AM
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I do the Bounce dryer sheet thing. Works!

This.
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Old 04-01-2018, 01:31 AM
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It depends on the powder. If the flakes are black, they have a graphite coating, so you should be able to keep up the graphite in the hopper to mitigate static just by using those powders. For pale flake powders, like Universal, I don't know about coatings. They could well remove graphite, requiring you to add some. But in the main, I see the running-through of graphite as a do-when-new kind of thing, unless you are using such powders.

The additional step I've taken is to run some electrically conductive tape in a vertical strip down the inside, over the edge and onto splayed ground wire strands on the outside, which then connect to ground through a 1 megohm high voltage resistor. The resistor limits discharge current so that touching the tape when you have a charge on you doesn't create a spark of any consequence. But this is me being an electrical engineer using things I have lying around. The smarter thing to do would be to run the tape flat (I used copper tape because I have some, but aluminum foil tape would work), and then use a cheap commercial static dissipating wrist band around the the outside of the hopper to contact the tape, and ground its lead. The resistance is built into those. It'll conceal a small portion of the hopper, but near the top, who cares? You can buy a couple of spares and wear one while you handle powder if you want to avoid the build-up altogether.
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Old 04-01-2018, 05:50 PM
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When I empty my RCBS Powder Dispenser, powder particles "cling to the inside of the glass cylinder or plastic whatever it is any remedy for this. I usually just brush particles out with a toothbrush. Any way to make it stop. Dryer sheets? Thanks.
try grounding your press. Eliminates static electricity Had problem with Dillon press years ago. Dillon said ground press. Solved the problem.
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:35 PM
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Thanks to all including Larry's Bounce sheets. Will try all methods. Just glad to be reloading again.
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:49 AM
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Also do dryer sheets.

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Old 04-08-2018, 09:42 PM
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Spray the inside of the powder measure with Static Guard and allow to dry. Works for me.
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