Firearm & Gun Forum -

Firearm & Gun Forum - (
-   Ammunition & Reloading (
-   -   Vinegar to clean brass? (

jeb 09-09-2008 05:22 PM

Vinegar to clean brass?
I dumped maybe 500 45 ACP brass into the kitchen sink filled with hot water and white vinegar. Soaked for a half-hour or so and sloshed them around a bit. Then rinse. Spread them out on a towel to dry overnight.

Wow, they really cleaned up good. Anyone else ever try that?

jeepcreep927 09-09-2008 06:33 PM

I was thinking about trying that one too. Checked around a little a few months ago and found this:

1hole 09-09-2008 08:44 PM

It's been a common practice for many years. Old hands know it, many of us who only started reloading post "tumblers", just don't know about it.

Vinegar soaking is perhaps the only practical way to remove the deep tarnish stains from blackened brass. That, followed by normal tumbling, will restore just about anything to factory-new lookng brass.

WILDCATT 09-13-2008 08:20 PM

I usualy rinse in baking soda bath then in warm water.this was use before ww2:rolleyes:;)

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:46 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.