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How do you clean your Brass?

 
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:56 PM
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How do you clean your Brass?

Do you use a tumbeler/vibrator, or clean them by hand.
I lock all my brass on a Lee case unit that spins using a drill, one by one. But they are nice and shiny. Its enough to drive you mad. But I can do an inspection as I go.

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Old 10-09-2010, 06:19 PM
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Re: How do you clean your Brass?

When I do clean I use SS media in a Thumbler Tumbler. It cleans everything including primer pocket.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:07 PM
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Re: How do you clean your Brass?

I use straight corn cob media in a Midway vibratory cleaner. I only use polish when I'm going to clean and store pistol brass.
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Re: How do you clean your Brass?

I use walnut shell with polish in a Lyman vibrator. Then I wash them in soapy water, rinse them and dry them off.
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Re: How do you clean your Brass?

I clean my brass quiet often, usually after every 2nd or 3rd firing. Just me though, and no big need to other than personal satisfaction.
I use a standard blue tumbler from Midway, model 1292. I've had it for years and it has quit on me twice due to wiring problems but I fixed it.
I add a tablespoon of Lyman's Turbo BRITE (item # 7631358) to the media every other time and the brass comes out completely shiney. I usually run it over night in the garage.

TIP: I buy LIzard bedding from the pet store instead of the walnut/corn cob media from the large Outdoor Retailers (Cabela's, Midway, Bass Pro Shop). It's the same thing but cheaper!
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Re: How do you clean your Brass?

"Clean" brass go in the tumbler for 2-3 hours both before and after resizing.

Dirty brass get a bath in a hot water, soap, and vinegar solution.
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Re: How do you clean your Brass?

I'm a nut like you kc, clean by spinning but I use a Zip Trim

Zip Trim mounted on a piece of 2x4 locked in vise where I trim


chamfer inside and out and then spread Flitz with one of those sponges that come in the top of a Barnes bullet box



hold a rag against it and spin


clean the inside of the necks with some steel wool or scotchbrite


mica the necks. I can do 50 in about an hour


doesn't do the case heads but that's OK since that is where I mark the number of firings.
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