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#6429057 - 08/29/16 08:37 AM How many of yall sonic clean.
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Got as a gift a RCBS sonic cleaner and it did clean them pretty good. Is there a polishing solution? Or is that going to come from strictly tumbling?

All in all i like the thing.
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#6429237 - 08/29/16 10:26 AM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: jorge]
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Originally Posted By: jorge
Got as a gift a RCBS sonic cleaner and it did clean them pretty good. Is there a polishing solution? Or is that going to come from strictly tumbling?

All in all i like the thing.

Glad to hear you like it. I bought a cheap one to try it. Haven't used it yet but will soon. To my knowledge there is not a polishing solution.


Edited by Mickey Moose (08/29/16 01:28 PM)
Edit Reason: Edited for Jorge's benefit to highlight *polishing* since others seem to have missed it, my response did not change
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#6429275 - 08/29/16 10:44 AM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: jorge]
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There are sonic cleaning solutions RCBS, Hornady, Lyman and Frankford Arsenal all sell their versions of it. There are different solutions for different metals, like Brass and steel.

The Sonic cleaners will clean the cases very well inside and out.
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#6429470 - 08/29/16 12:40 PM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: jorge]
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I use the RCBS solution in mine.

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#6429476 - 08/29/16 12:46 PM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: jorge]
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Always sonic clean my brass. Use a homemade mix. I think it was on an NRA blog. Either way it works great. Harbor Frieght carries a Chicgo Electric model that's exactly like the Lyman rig but much cheaper.

Tumble afterwards for most of mine but could load as such if you're not particular about shiny stuff.

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#6429701 - 08/29/16 03:01 PM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: jorge]
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Im using rcbs solution. I read a 40:1 ratio. Its clean especially aftet a 30min and 13 min cycle at max temp. Just not consistently shiny as if i tumbled with media. Primer pockets look great though
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#6429842 - 08/29/16 04:16 PM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: jorge]
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Been using one for several years now. I used to sonic then polish a little with walnut media but stopped that recently. I run the Lyman solution and it works great. It does turn factory Lapua necks a pinkish don't if not tumbled.
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#6430320 - 08/29/16 08:33 PM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: jorge]
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I like it. I still tumble to shine them up a little. I also use it to clean small gun parts that are otherwise difficult to clean, like brakes and such.
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#6436689 - 09/03/16 07:23 AM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: jorge]
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Do you guys rinse the solution off with distilled water or anything like that after you're done?

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#6440413 - 09/06/16 11:18 AM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
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Do you guys rinse the solution off with distilled water or anything like that after you're done?
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I know some guys rinse in a baking soda water mix but I just run mine under tap water a good bit then dry them.
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#6440940 - 09/06/16 05:59 PM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: Mickey Moose]
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Originally Posted By: jorge
Got as a gift a RCBS sonic cleaner and it did clean them pretty good. Is there a polishing solution? Or is that going to come from strictly tumbling?

All in all i like the thing.

Glad to hear you like it. I bought a cheap one to try it. Haven't used it yet but will soon. To my knowledge there is not a polishing solution.

So I tried mine out today. The brass I used had already been corncob tumbled (with primers). Removed primers and dropped in the sonic cleaner for a total of 20 minutes. Rinsed with tap water and blew them off/out with the compressor.

Worked really well on the primer pockets.

I'll keep using it.
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#6441336 - 09/06/16 09:48 PM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: jorge]
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I use a tablespoon of leme shine with couple drops of dawn dish soap. Heat the tank and run 3 full 380 sec cycles. Then tumble in corn cob for 30 mins. Turns out great!

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#6442266 - 09/07/16 02:10 PM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: jorge]
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Your supposed to clean them before you reload??????
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#6443706 - 09/08/16 12:18 PM Re: How many of yall sonic clean. [Re: texashunter900]
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Your supposed to clean them before you reload??????


Only if you care about your die set and getting consistent neck tension when resizing....but if you're not into that then by all means no

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