I like the SS pin wet tumbler. Cleans inside, primer pockets and outside. Some tumble too long in the wet tumbler. If you want very shiny brass, tumble in walnut after wet tumbling. Just a matter of preference.
Are you saying you do not include the stainless pins, just the the brass juice?I have been using S.S. pins for about 2-3 years now & they do a great job on my brass. I just recently started using Brass Juice from https://www.thereloadingstation.com/ it does just as good as the SS pins without the hassle of having to remove all the pins. Use only one ounce per 1/2 gal. distilled water in your wet tumbler.
Sinclair primer pocket reamer lightly turned. Use it in a drill press with a vise to hold your brass to ream out the primer pocket during your first re-sizing along with smoothing the flash hole from the inside of the case.I’ve only ever had a dry tumbler for my brass. I hate the dirty primer pockets and inside cars. So I’ve been contemplating trying a wet tumbler or sonic cleaner. I don’t clean large batches. I just want the brass clean. What do you guys use?
Like mentioned earlier, I deprime using a universal RCBS die, then ultrasonic clean in a Lyman then dry in a dehumidifier. This seems to get the cases pretty dang clean, I then resize and throw in corn cob media with some RCBS polish in it and it looks brand new.I’ve only ever had a dry tumbler for my brass. I hate the dirty primer pockets and inside cars. So I’ve been contemplating trying a wet tumbler or sonic cleaner. I don’t clean large batches. I just want the brass clean. What do you guys use?
I use the birchwood casey chemical cleaner solution. It gets the cases cleaner then a tumbler with no dust on them and it is fairly fast. Submerge them in the solution for 2 minutes then rinse them in water 3 or 4 times to make sure all the solution is gone. Then pat them dry in a clean towel and dry the inside with compressed air. I have also put them in the oven on the lowest setting for 15 or 20 minutes to dry them. There is still a little carbon in the primer pockets if you don't brush them.
I like it because its fast and no dust going in your die. Shines them up pretty good and cleans the inside. The solution lasts for a long time. I have used 1/2 a bottle of product on 2 or 3000 cases and still going.
I don't like it because you are using harsh chemicals. Sulfuric and phosphoric acid i believe. Wear gloves and safety glasses as a precaution. And a few pieces turn pink and get thrown away. Or if you leave them in too long I suppose it would ruin all your brass. Probably not the best way to clean but its what I use.
Agree - that is what I saw as I refined my practises. A little is good, to much is bad - time or additives.If you have a air compressor, try drying using compressed air after wet pin tumbling. No tarnish, just clean shiny brass. I used compressed air to dry cases after ultrasonic cleaning when I had it as well. I've noticed some people tumble too long, use too much Lemishine or too much Dawn or not rinse well. All contribute to peening, tarnish and the rainbow tinted brass.