Ultrasonic Case Cleaning Made Easy

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by jb1000br, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    In case anyone is interested in REMOVING ALL OF THE CARBON from casings instead of just the outside...

    Check it out...

    http://www.6mmbr.com/ultrasonic.html

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  2. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    JB


    Thanks. I have an ultrasonic cleaner and appreciate your effort and time to test some products. Maybe now I'll start using the thing!
     
  3. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Blow the dust off that thing and fire it up Dave! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Jason
     
  4. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Dave,
    When you get that cleaner going I will send a 55 gallon drum of .308 Win. brass that needs cleaning - OK, good buddy /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
    Maybe you could send them back loaded, 45 grains of Varget with your choice of 175 hollow point boat tail, Winchester primers if you don't mind...

    Interested to hear how you do with the sonic cleaning, where did you get your sonic machine, how much $.

    That is a very interesting article, well written and good photo support. I hate tumbling brass, about as much as I hate preping it.
     
  5. Laker_Taker

    Laker_Taker Well-Known Member

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    I have two ultrasonic cleaning units. they're the way to go if you want the inside cleaned out and the primer pockets. I clean everything from .30-.378 to .40 rounds. The brass comes out like you just took it off the shelf. Also if you have fine gears for fishing reels or the likes its also the way to go.

    Take care Aaron
     
  6. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    JB,
    I was glad to read your article. I have them at work and gave up on them, after trying it on some filthy 50BMG brass.
    I'll try your solutions.
     
  8. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Richard -- i didnt have any 50's for testing, so let me know how it goes /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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  9. Guest

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    I tryed your cheap and cleen recipe and it worked like you said, great. My old method was to tumble, resize, and than tumble again for a short time to remove the resizing lube. What do you do to clean lube from brass? And what lube do you use?
    Thanks
     
  10. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Harv -- plain old RCBS lube till its all...then probably a water soluble lube.

    I line them up after sizing then take each one and wipe it with an alcohol sprayed paper towel, then put it back in the box. 70-91% isopropyl..

    JB
     
  11. Guest

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    You probably use a bushing neck sizer and not an expander ball. I still do it the old way and need to get the lube out of the inside of the neck. Mabe a run with soapy water would get the lube out?
     
  12. overdriv

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    Great information, thanks! I'm having great success final rinsing my brass to remove case lube with Orange Blast concentrated citric cleaner mixed 1 part cleaner to 4 parts hot water. I'm curious what the citric cleaners would do in the ultrasonic cleaners? Has anyone tried it??
     
  13. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Harv -- i use some of both. I need to de-lub after expanding and neckturning...so i'll figure some way to get it out of there! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Over -- citric acid should work similarly

    I'll try your Orange blast stuff on case lube and see what happens. Also plan to try heavy detergent and laquer thinner.

    JB