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#5514235 - 01/01/15 08:37 PM cleaning brass
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do you guys run any brass polish in your media? right now im running just dry walnut shells
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#5514249 - 01/01/15 08:46 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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Walnut will clean brass very well, but it doesn't seem to polish. Corncob will polish much better than walnut but isn't as aggressive as a cleaner. I used to clean with walnut and then polish with corncob. Adding a little polishing agent to the corncob would help also.

I do none of that anymore. I've gone stainless media tumbling and will never look back. The results simply cannot be beat.
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#5514265 - 01/01/15 08:53 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Walnut will clean brass very well, but it doesn't seem to polish. Corncob will polish much better than walnut but isn't as aggressive as a cleaner. I used to clean with walnut and then polish with corncob. Adding a little polishing agent to the corncob would help also.

I do none of that anymore. I've gone stainless media tumbling and will never look back. The results simply cannot be beat.


Still do the brass your old way, haven't gone to the SS method yet or sonic yet.
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#5514276 - 01/01/15 08:56 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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I've always used untreated walnut shells, and an overnight tumble will result in some shiny brass come daylight, kinda.

But over the last 3-4 years, because of some good advice from some reloading pros, I've started squirting a couple thimble-fulls of Turtle Wax Premium Polishing Compound (Autozone) in my walnut media prior to tumbling. In 2-3 hours, the brass is as-new and glistening. Reportably, the Turtle Wax leaves a wax coating that keeps the brass looking new much longer too. It's even brighter than brand new brass, if that's possible.
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#5514307 - 01/01/15 09:10 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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I use to use corn cob or walnut and some dillon polish. I have also gone to ss tumbling but have not run a batch yet.

Walter

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#5514321 - 01/01/15 09:15 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Walnut will clean brass very well, but it doesn't seem to polish. Corncob will polish much better than walnut but isn't as aggressive as a cleaner. I used to clean with walnut and then polish with corncob. Adding a little polishing agent to the corncob would help also.

I do none of that anymore. I've gone stainless media tumbling and will never look back. The results simply cannot be beat.



Can you run the ss media in a normal vibrator tumbler?
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#5514332 - 01/01/15 09:17 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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Nope. Gotta be a rotary.
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#5514391 - 01/01/15 09:33 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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where did you buy yours and media?
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#5514402 - 01/01/15 09:36 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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The best price is from ss tumbling. He has a kit with everything and I got the rebel tumbler.

If you google it it is STM or something like that.

Walter

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#5514424 - 01/01/15 09:42 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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300.00 for setup found it..
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#5514455 - 01/01/15 09:55 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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Two tablespoons of Lemi-Shine and about the same of mineral spirits in walnut for about two hours in a old style shaker and they're cleaner than I care to worry over.
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#5514471 - 01/01/15 09:59 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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Originally Posted By: daniel1381
300.00 for setup found it..


Never said it was cheap..... But it is the best option and everything in one go...

Walter

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#5514518 - 01/01/15 10:23 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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midway runs the frankford one on sale from time to time...though it was sub 200

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#5514521 - 01/01/15 10:24 PM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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http://www.midwayusa.com/product/713881/...=ProductFinding here it is
this is what i use and like it....so far it has been the best way to clean brass

I deprime.... long clean clean

lube, resize quick clean

prime

powder and seat

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#5515014 - 01/02/15 09:24 AM Re: cleaning brass [Re: daniel1381]
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checked my brass this am let it run all night with walnut shells and they look brand new.. guess ill try this for a while but will pick up some lemi-shine
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