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Old 11-16-2013, 10:27 PM
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Re: Case cleaner

I thought so but never really knew. Thanks for the education.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:28 PM
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Re: Case cleaner

For kicks and grins and because I was bored, I took pins and brass and water and some dawn and Lemi-Shine and threw it all into a bowl tumbler, screwed on the top and cranked it up.

As follows:

Made a hell of a racket....
Looked like a Jacuzzi with bubble bath thrown in......
Made a mess on my workbench.......
Leaked all over the vibrating drive mechanism........
Was wicked to clean up......
Didn't do squat for the brass.......

In summation, use a rotary rock tumbler (like a Thumlers but any rotary will do), even a home brew one from a 5 gallon bucket with a good lid..... or....

Throw the brass, pins and solution in a 5 gallon bucket with a good lid and toss it in the back of your Jeep and do some serious offroading.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:34 AM
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Re: Case cleaner

A few questions about SS:
Does SS media get the inside of the case and is that even necessary?
Does it leave a film that needs to be wiped off?
Does the media get stuck in the flash hole?
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:42 AM
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Re: Case cleaner

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A few questions about SS:
Does SS media get the inside of the case and is that even necessary?
Does it leave a film that needs to be wiped off?
Does the media get stuck in the flash hole?

Yes it gets inside the case and will leave the interior walls as shiny as the exterior.

No film to be wiped off, I just rinse mine under running water and blow off with compressed air then I let them dry.

A few pins will get stuck in the neck or flash hole, but it's way less than 1%, only a couple per batch......it's not an issue.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:08 AM
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Yes it gets inside the case and will leave the interior walls as shiny as the exterior.

No film to be wiped off, I just rinse mine under running water and blow off with compressed air then I let them dry.

A few pins will get stuck in the neck or flash hole, but it's way less than 1%, only a couple per batch......it's not an issue.
Thanks for the reply. Do you use a normal tumbler and can you recommend a type of SS media?
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:07 AM
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Re: Case cleaner

Here is what most of us use. Get the brass dryer "food dehydrator" it will dry a load of brass in an hour.

Stainless Tumbling Media | Deluxe Stainless Tumbling Media Package


Brass Dryer

Stainless Steel Reloading Supplies | Tumblers, Separators, Media, Brass & More!. (Home page)
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:09 AM
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Here is what most of us use. Get the brass dryer "food dehydrator" it will dry a load of brass in an hour.

Stainless Tumbling Media | Deluxe Stainless Tumbling Media Package


Brass Dryer

Stainless Steel Reloading Supplies | Tumblers, Separators, Media, Brass & More!. (Home page)
Awesome. Thanks again!
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