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Old 02-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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How do you get reloading brass to shine like gold? A wet chemical soak? A very long tumble? Or a combination of both?

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Old 02-16-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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I use flitz brass poilsh and corn cob media and let tumble for a few hrs and usually comes out like new.



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pretty much the same, a few hours in the tumbler with corn cob media. check out MidwayUSA, they are offering the sonic cleaners now and i have heard many good things about them.

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As long as the brass is not black to begin with, vibratory cleaner/tumbler and one of several chemical additives like Flitz, Iosso, Midway, Lyman, etc works quite well.

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Are you guys putting the polish right in with the media or how are you useing it? Ive never used a polish.

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I use the Flitz and simply add a small amount to the corn cob media for a good shine.

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Yeah, a few hours and not overnight. Don't start the tumbler and forget to turn it off before bedtime. Dull finish in the morning.

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Yeah, a few hours and not overnight. Don't start the tumbler and forget to turn it off before bedtime. Dull finish in the morning.
I use a rotary tumbler with warm water and liquid Tide. 20 minutes to wash, thorougly rinse, and dry in oven at 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

About 1 tablespoon of Tide, and warm not hot, water.
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Shiney cases mean nothing to perfomance and they start to oxidize the moment we take them out of the tumbler so there is NO ballistic advantage and precious little glitter advantage. Most reloaders get over the noob fasination with meaningless glitz pretty quickly.

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Shiney cases mean nothing to perfomance and they start to oxidize the moment we take them out of the tumbler so there is NO ballistic advantage and precious little glitter advantage. Most reloaders get over the noob fasination with meaningless glitz pretty quickly.
i don't clean cases for any type of ballistic advantage, and i'm pretty sure most other reloaders don't either. some cases get ejected on to the ground, they get dirt on them, sometimes they get carbon buildup from being fired. i clean them so that most of the dirt and residue is removed from them and so that i can inspect them for damage, cracks, and splitting, any defects that could cause potential problems. a lot of times these defects show up easier when they are clean. also clean cases make your dies work easier and last longer by not scratching up the insides with dirt and foreign material.


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