I am getting ready to size/deprime my first batch of .223. I have a brand new lube pad and purchased Lyman Case lube. I was told to hit the pad with a coat of lube before I actually used it then hit it again just proir to starting the batch. I coated the pad. I didn't realize how sticky this stuff was and am unsure of exactly how much lube I need on the cases before I started resizing them. Any suggestions, hints, tips would be greatly appreciated. I am using lee dies.