Has anyone used nail polish for a bullet or primer sealant?
I have been looking into the subject. There are a few primer sealants available from reloading vendors. But after some reading, have found that some use nail polish to seal their cartridges.
The commonly available sealants for ammo is:
George & Roy's Custom Primer Sealant
$8.99 All major ammunition manufacturers use primer sealant and if you want the power and reliability of factory loads, you should too, especially if you hunt or shoot in wet weather. Each 1/2 oz. bottle seals up to 1000 primers, making them watertight so moisture doesn't hinder performance.
Markron Custom Bullet and Primer Sealer
$6.99 A fast-drying easy-to-use waterproofing agent for primer pockets, bullet-case joints and black-powder nipples. It gives your cartridges unlimited storage life and is guaranteed to provide complete moisture lock-out for up to a 30-day water submersion. Will not affect pressure, velocity or accuracy, and one bottle seals up to 1,000 rounds.
Looks alot like nail polish. Nail polish is cheaper as well.
Many of the scuba divers who use powerheads made from ammo cartridges use nail polish to seal their ammo for submersion. There are a few references to using nail polish on the web. But little in the way of detailed information.
One of the advantages of using nail polish is the color selection. You can color code your bullets to visually ID different loadings.