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Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

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Unread 03-23-2010, 04:27 PM
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Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

phorwath, does the KG-1 shine the brass as well?...I'm guessing not.
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    Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

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    phorwath, does the KG-1 shine the brass as well?...I'm guessing not.
    KG-1 isn't an abrasive cleaner. It chemically loosens the carbon from the brass. So it doesn't shine the brass like steel wool would, but it doesn't really dull the brass either. I follow the KG-1 application with a oil dampened rag to remove the KG-1 and dilute/defeat any continued chemical action after the black carbon foul stains are removed. KG-1 is the company's carbon fouling removal cleaner for gun bores. It works very well on the casings too.

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    Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

    Krazy Kloth works great too ...

    Case Cleaning Products - Krazy Kloth

    Or Flitz ...

    - Flitz metal polish - 1.76 oz
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    Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

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    I just use 0000 steel wool, works great.

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    And the "solvent" would be "elbow grease."
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    Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

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    I like to use 3m scotch brite pads
    That's what I've been using lately.
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    Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

    I clean case necks inside and outside with each loading. I use Crazy Cloth or 0000 steel wool on the outside of necks; twist a nylon brush inside necks. The case body does not need to be cleaned, unless they are covered with lube. In that case, just wipe them with a paper towel, and spray a little brake cleaner on it. I have a case tumbler and don't use it.
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    Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

    Gene, I'm sure the answer to this is no otherwise you probably wouldn't use it but, for my own piece of mind and in case I decide to give it a try, does the brake cleaner leave any residue itself?
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