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

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Unread 03-24-2010, 07:12 AM
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Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

Nope, it evaporates. You can also try denatured alcohol, no residue.
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    Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

    no problem K. the 00 works, but the 0000 stuff makes it shine after a couple of twists. With my match brass I don't ever tumble because it'll mess up my necks that I've spent so much time prepping. After I get the carbon off i'll just neck size them and load. Turns out better than a tumbler anyhow and it's quicker if you only have a few hundred good brass.

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

    Yeah,I don't think I will even be using my tumbler anymore.I think it is more of a hassle than just wiping the cases clean with some steel wool.
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    Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

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    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?
    It won't leave any residue on the brass because the chemicals are so volatile they evaporate. It will leave brake cleaning residue in your lungs, and blood stream, which is why I try to avoid use of these products other than outside the house, and until all fluids have completely evaporated outside. Every little bit of exposure hurts - IMO. Read the caution label on the brake cleaner label before you spray. Same with CRC 5.56.
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    Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

    phorwath, never thought about fumes but, I agree the less the better. So far is sounds like steel wool is probably the route to go, cheap, no fumes, and from what I'm reading seems to do the job.
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    Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

    I mainly use Flitz but have used steel wool and Scotchbrite. Flitz will leave a protective coating on the cases and make them slicker so they chamber easier. The Scotchbrite cases are noticeably draggier to chamber



    To clean the inside of the necks, the Scotchbrite works good




    I can do about 50 cases (trimmed, chamferred, cleaned and mica'ed) in about an hour
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    Re: Anyone found a solvent that cleans up cases without having to tumble?

    Woods....your brass pics look like a jewelry showcase. Nice pics!

    I use.....

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