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Brass Shining Made Easy!

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Joshua M. Smith, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith Shootist

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    Hello,

    I was playing with different methods of shining brass.

    Wet tumbling, I used 2 cups water and added one tablespoon lime juice.

    This is the result:

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    I hope this helps someone!

    Regards,

    Josh
     
  2. SBray

    SBray

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    Looks pretty good!

    Steve
     

  3. fredj338

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    Any citric acid will work. Many use a product called Lemishine, dishwasher section of the groc. Just make sure you dry them well, & as it looks like, you want to deprime first.
     
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  4. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    Do you clean the acid solution off and how do you dry the cases?
     
  5. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

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  6. SBray

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    I've found with wet cleaning brass it is important to rinse thoroughly! Otherwise, it seems the brass isn't quite as shiny as it could be and afterwards it dulls faster.

    Steve
     
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  7. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 13 Air Medals.

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    Use car soap with wax in it.
     
  8. crockett

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    Two hours in a tumbler with walnut media and a cap of mineral spirits equals shiny enough.
     
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  10. WeeWilly

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    I had a friend who was a true old timer in these shooting sports. He setup the original practical shooting ranges at a club I shot at for a long time. He never cleaned his brass beyond getting the dirt/grit off, his cases were some of the most tarnished.

    One day I asked him why he didn't clean his cases up? He said, "the first case anyone picks up off the ground is the shiniest, I lose less cases when they aren't pretty". He had a dry sense of humor, so he may have been pulling my leg, but I will say, it never hurt his scores.
     
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    I rather use walnut or corncob media as it works great and is a lot less work. I don't have the room for wet tumbling.
     
  12. vart

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    I dry tumble with walnut shell and add a couple of tablespoons of a liquid car wax. They look good to me... :dunno:
     
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    I wet tumble with stainless steel pins, some dish soap and a sprinkle of lemishine. After 90 minutes, the cases look better than when I purchased them new.
     
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    Being an idea guy... what if we added lemishine to the walnut media...? Kinda like feeding mayonaise to the tuna fish or injecting catsup into the french fries...?:supergrin:
     
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    Yes, that fresh scent of lemon in your lead styphnate ladened walnut dust... :)
     
  16. DesertGlock20

    DesertGlock20 Semper Vigilis

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    I've used walnut shells for a long time and I'm tired of it. Wet tumble with stainless pins, Lemishine and Dawn is in my future.
     
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    I was doing the same process yesterday and remembered a previous poster suggesting using the dry brass tumbler to separate the SS pins from the brass. It works great!

    Steve
     
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