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Old 07-07-2013, 01:51 PM
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Re: Air compressor with wet media

I use my air compressor all the time. I dry tumble and use the compressor to get the dust off. After ultra sonic cleaning, each case gets a blast and let air dry.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:08 PM
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Re: Air compressor with wet media

I don't have a compressor, but if I did I would blow through the neck and try to get the water out the primer pocket. I shake the shells to make sure I get all the pins out, then tap the case mouth on the towel to get any big drops out. After I have the whole batch on the towel, I pick up the towel by the corners to capture them all and give them a good rubbing on the outside. Then I pour them into a plastic bin and let them dry. I avoid leaving them on a damp towel since that takes a lot longer to dry.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:23 PM
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Jeff...

Get a dehydrator and pat you wife instead. She will appreciate it more.....lol
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Re: Air compressor with wet media

Mine go straight from my tumbler into the media separator. From there I put them on a bath towel, and shuffle them back and forth to get the majority of the outsides dry. From there they go onto a disposable sheet pan and into a 180 degree oven for 45-60 minutes. I've done thousands this way and they come out perfectly dry and spot free.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:29 PM
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Right before I'm ready to turn my tumbler off I start the oven preheating to 350*. I set the tumbler in a large sink and start the water running warm and rinse all the brass under the warm water to get the few remaining pieces of stainless media and the dirty water off. I set all the brass on a towel and once I'm done I wrap the brass and kind of roll them around in the towel for a minute or so. Once that's done the oven is heated and I place all the brass on a cookie sheet and place in the oven for 5 minutes. The brass comes out dry and shiny. I tried the air compressor method but here in southeast Missouri we have so much humidity that the air compressor gathers a lot of moisture. I've also just let them air dry and that works fine unless you are wanting to starting loading right away.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:22 PM
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I quit tumbling brass in media after I started washing brass before putting it in the tumbler! A little vinegar and dish soap gets the brass good enough for my needs.
Just put in plastic jar and shake rattle and roll the brass a couple of minutes. Then rinse with hot water and drain well, put on an old towel and let dry in the sun=It don't take long @ 5200' in the high desert
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:18 AM
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I quit tumbling brass in media after I started washing brass before putting it in the tumbler! A little vinegar and dish soap gets the brass good enough for my needs.
Just put in plastic jar and shake rattle and roll the brass a couple of minutes. Then rinse with hot water and drain well, put on an old towel and let dry in the sun=It don't take long @ 5200' in the high desert
Interesting concept and something I need to try. Could you elaborate a bit....

What type of vinegar (white or cider or it don't matter)? and what brand of dish soap?

Sounds like that would work in a bowl tumbler as well.
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