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#6386268 - 07/28/16 06:14 PM Brass that has weather discoloration...
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Guys,

I have some 9mm brass that has discoloration on it. I have inspected it and it seems sound except that it's discolored. Would you use it or toss it?

Is there anything that I might be missing in so far as the soundness of the brass?

Thanks,

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#6386292 - 07/28/16 06:41 PM Re: Brass that has weather discoloration... [Re: Deerhunter61]
dee Offline
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Throw it in the tumbler then load away.
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#6386375 - 07/28/16 07:44 PM Re: Brass that has weather discoloration... [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
Throw it in the tumbler then load away.

I use a solution of 1 tbs of Lemi Shine and 3 or 4 drops of dish soap in a pint of warm water. I let it soak for about an hour then take it out and let it air dry. After it dries, I tumble it for about another hour. Looks like new.
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#6386407 - 07/28/16 08:08 PM Re: Brass that has weather discoloration... [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
Throw it in the tumbler then load away.


Yup.

A stainless media tumbler will make it good as new, inside and out.
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#6386980 - 07/29/16 09:47 AM Re: Brass that has weather discoloration... [Re: Deerhunter61]
Blanco Offline
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Yep ...I stainless pin tumble about 500 9mm at a time. I use the Dawn and Lemmi. Come out like.new
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#6386985 - 07/29/16 09:54 AM Re: Brass that has weather discoloration... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Load it!
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#6387586 - 07/29/16 05:39 PM Re: Brass that has weather discoloration... [Re: Deerhunter61]
maximum Offline
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as said here ^ ^ ^ tarnish and discoloration
is not an issue for concern. pitting and corrosion
is where you need to be wary of using the brass.

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#6387901 - 07/29/16 09:45 PM Re: Brass that has weather discoloration... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Years ago I used to scrounge brass out in the desert around El Paso. I think some of it may have been on the ground ten years or more. Much of it was for rounds o did d not reload at the time, but some of it I used. It seems I latched onto a lot of very brittle brass, but I could not say for sure the bad brass was the really old and tarnished stuff I picked up, but I always suspected that it was. So, I think that using brass that may have been on the ground for a long time might not be a very good idea.
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