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#3112181 - 01/07/13 05:06 AM Cleaning brass?
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Would CLR be an acceptable cleaning solution for brass cases? I'm just getting started in reloading as well. Thanks guys!
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#3112186 - 01/07/13 05:11 AM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: MUP]
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Does it contain ammonia? Never, ever use anything that has ammonia in it
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#3112210 - 01/07/13 05:52 AM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: W C]
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10-4 Thanks WC.
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#3112263 - 01/07/13 06:33 AM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: MUP]
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#3112265 - 01/07/13 06:34 AM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: KPH]
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CLR website says can clean brass but to leave it in less than 2 min on brass fixtures.
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#3112318 - 01/07/13 07:45 AM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: MUP]
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I used to use a vibratory unit with crushed walnut media(lizard bedding from Pet Depot)but now use a Thumler Tumbler with stainless steel pin media. I like it a lot better. No plugged flash holes and the brass is as clean inside as outside. 1 gallon of water and a couple squirts of dish washing liquid and it's ready.
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#3112361 - 01/07/13 08:13 AM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: W C]
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I use walnut to clean and corn cob media to shine.
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#3112379 - 01/07/13 08:23 AM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: W C]
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Thanks again guys. ;\) All I'd have to do would be to order some stainless 1/8 dowel pins and that would do the trick I would think.
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#3112455 - 01/07/13 12:58 PM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: MUP]
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#3112462 - 01/07/13 01:01 PM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
tumbler w media


DA, you maybe need to check into the stainless or ceramic media, it works wonder inside and outside the cases

I use the larger ceramic for my .40-65 blackpowder cases and once they are tumbled I do even have to touch the primer pockets

you can not use the larger ceramic media on any bottle neck type cases, it will hang up inside the case
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#3112990 - 01/07/13 05:16 PM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: W C]
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MUP---W C has it down pat. Absolutely the stainless steel media is the way to go. Inside, outside, no bridging, pistol, centerfire, works on everything, do not get anything except the stainless steel pins, the round BB kind is ineffective.

You pay more now, yes, but SS doesn't wear out. Water, a squirt of Dawn, a sprinkle of lemishine(canning food citric additive, any concentrated citric acid will do, I have heard Kool-aid works) turn on the tumbler, wait 2 hours, maybe 4 first time around, and get your sunglasses on, the results will blind you.

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#3113092 - 01/07/13 06:20 PM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: Chaneylake]
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
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tumbler w media


DA, you maybe need to check into the stainless or ceramic media, it works wonder inside and outside the cases

I use the larger ceramic for my .40-65 blackpowder cases and once they are tumbled I do even have to touch the primer pockets

you can not use the larger ceramic media on any bottle neck type cases, it will hang up inside the case


X2.....that ceramic stuff makes em shine like new.
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#3113332 - 01/07/13 07:53 PM Re: Cleaning brass? [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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I am going to get stainless as soon as I can. I like to see em shine.
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