sonic cleaner

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by hydehunter, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. hydehunter

    hydehunter Well-Known Member

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    how many cycles do you need to run to get the primer pockets clean?26 oz water with 3 oz of cleaner and ran the heater now on second cycle put the primer pockets are still dirty. thanks Jim
     
  2. bill123

    bill123 Well-Known Member

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    RU cleaning pockets before hand?
     
  3. hydehunter

    hydehunter Well-Known Member

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    no I am not but after 3 cycles the are squeaky clean
     
  4. antelopedundee

    antelopedundee Active Member

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    I'm going to be trying that one of these days, but I'm more concerned about the inside of the case, esp. if it could corrode from long time storage or crappy powder. For primer pockets, I use my Sinclair uniformer to clean them. It doesn't seem to cut particularly well for a carbide cutter. Another cleaner is to take a cheapie flat blade screwdriver and file the end FLAT and the sides STRAIGHT so it just fits into the primer pocket. Used together, the uniformer and screwdriver get em clean in a jiffy.
     
  5. Tidus56

    Tidus56 Well-Known Member

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    I stainless steel wet tumble my brass to clean the pocket. It looks brand freaking new after about 1.5 hours. Saves me having to clean the primer pockets manually.
     
  6. bill123

    bill123 Well-Known Member

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    I use either a Sinclair primer pocket uniformed or a crocogator chucked in a drill to clean pockets before ultrasonic cleaning.