Tumblers tumbler stainless

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by birddog67, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. birddog67

    birddog67 Well-Known Member

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    I just got one for my birthday , first time I used it I didn't rinse stainless media , brass did not come out real shiny ? Well today rinsed the media really well before using did 75 lupua 308 brass came out fine , 15 Remington. Ultra mag brass are more dull or tarnished looking ? Am I doing something wrong or will it get better over time , I am using lemon shine and dawn dish soap . Any help would be great full



    Thanks SRlightbulb
     
  2. htrebor

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    The media shouldn't need any extra rinsing after you rinse out the dirty soapy water.

    How long are you running it? I know if I don't run mine at least 45 minutes they won't be very shiny. Also make sure you use at least 2 table spoons of dish soap (I use about 2 1/2) and 1/4 teaspoon of Lemi shine. If you want gold colored brass just add extra Lemi shine.

    I forgot the soap one time and the brass came out looking worse than when I put it in. Very tarnished with some dark black spots.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I put brass in. Fill with water to about 1" from top. Add 2 tablespoons of Dawn dish soap and 1/4 teaspoon of lemishine. Then run for 4 hours. If the brass is bad nasty run for 5 hrs.

    Jeff
     
  4. birddog67

    birddog67 Well-Known Member

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    Ok I will run them longer lemon shine and soap I am ok I see , only filling half way with water , so I will fill just below top , thanks guys :)
     
  5. lyotehunter

    lyotehunter Active Member

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    Try distilled water
     
  6. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I'll run a batch overnight, or all day while I'm at work. You can't "overclean" them so don't worry about it.
     
  7. dig

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    I have used this method for a few years now. Would not use anything else. Here are a few tip from experience.

    1. Run a minimum of three hours for shiny brass and cleaned primer pockets
    2. Use Luke warm or cold water.
    3. Do not use to much detergent it will leave a film, one to two drops of Dawn is sufficient.
    4. More is NOT better when using Lemishine, 1/4 teaspoon is plenty. More will cause dulling as brass sits.

    This is a great system but takes a little trial and error for perfect results.
     
  8. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I start with water as hot as I can from the tap, as it cools to room temp anyway over time. I do find that I have to rinse the brass quite a bit to avoid dulling or leaving a film, so I'll try using a bit less soap like you mention.

    I rinse first several times with hot water, then finish with a couple of cold rinses. Brass is dried right away with compressed air, then sits in front of a fan for several hours. No problems with dulling or discoloration doing it this way.
     
  9. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Where are you guys buying this? I have seen it before in a few catalogs. I think it is $229 in Sinclair's.
     
  10. birddog67

    birddog67 Well-Known Member

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    Midway just had them on sale it cost right at 200.00 for the complete kit + shipping thanks guys for the tips
     
  11. Broz

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    Birddog67, fill it close to the top with water, add the mix of dawn and lemishine we discussed earlier and run it for 4 to 5 hours. Then let us know what you think.

    Jeff
     
  12. birddog67

    birddog67 Well-Known Member

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    Will do ,I will post back with results , it's just strange that the the lapua brass came out cleaner than the Remington 300 ultra brass ? I will shoot more this weekend and post back results .gun)
     
  13. Skyking

    Skyking Official LRH Spponsor

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    Guys lots of ways to do this. Everyone does thigs a little different do to the hardness there water. Here are instruction off my web page that gets everyone really close. We are also still running the discount codes for them members here.Brass Cleaning & Reloading Tips and Instructions

    Stm10 for deluxe kit
    Stm05 for the reloading kit.
     
  14. gamehawker

    gamehawker Well-Known Member

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    What are the discounts for LRH members?

    Thanks!