Substitute for brass polish from reloading source


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Futo Inu
October 3, 2003, 10:37 PM
Will some off the shelf, hardware store brass polish work for use in tumbler medium, or is there something special about polish sold specifically for this purpose? Thanks.

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Edward429451
October 3, 2003, 10:56 PM
It has to be ammonia free so it won't attack and weaken the brass.

I use ammonia free turtle wax polish...

Intune
October 3, 2003, 11:05 PM
Along these same lines. I have just begun reloading. I just reloaded & fired 99 of 100 .45acp. One round was bulged on one side & wouldn't chamber. I thought best & didn't try to force it. ;) My question, I don't own a tumbler, is there any way to clean this brass for reloading by hand? Thanks!

Steve in PA
October 3, 2003, 11:14 PM
In my tumbler I use crushed corn cob as media (its used for pet bedding/litter) and a few cap fulls of Iosso brass polish.......cases looks like a shiny penny.

Iosso also sells a kit......where you dunk the cases in a solution......for a few minutes....and the cases come clean. Can't verify the results as I don't use this method.

Edward429451
October 3, 2003, 11:29 PM
I don't own a tumbler, is there any way to clean this brass for reloading by hand? Thanks!

Try a 3/8" wooden dowel rod cut into about 4" sections. Chuck it in a cordless drill, brass over the top and hit it with some fine steel wool.

Different size dowels for different calibers. I shudder to think of how much brass I've cleaned this way.

Have fun!:evil:

oscar
October 4, 2003, 09:55 PM
Any good car polish works fine.

Intune
October 5, 2003, 08:02 PM
I hope this is not considered a thread highjack but I meant not polishing but cleaning them for reloading. I can't just pick my own brass back up & start reloading them again, can I? Stop shaking yer heads! :o

50 Shooter
October 5, 2003, 08:45 PM
I think it's Iosso that has a liquid cleaner, comes in a 3 gal. bucket with a dunk tray. Load your brass into it and let it sit for a couple minutes, pull them out and shake them off, let dry and reload.

http://www.iosso.com/metal.htm check out this link.

Intune
October 5, 2003, 08:51 PM
Thanks 50!

Matt Dillon
October 5, 2003, 10:52 PM
Folks, before I could afford a tumbler, I cleaned my brass in a 1/2 solution vinegar and water by soaking the brass in the vinegar and water, shaking it around from time to time, then after a couple of hours I'd rinse the cartridges out with clean water and dry them over night. The vinegar changed the brass color a little bit but I didn't see any other adverse reaction to using the vinegar.

Mike Irwin
October 6, 2003, 02:52 PM
Intune,

You sure as heck can.

I rarely clean my cases before reloading, unless they're absolutely filthy from a muddy range.

Then I normally just wash them in a 5 gallon bucket with lots of hot water and Lysol.

Rinse very thorougly, and spread on a sheet behind the furnace to dry.

Steve Smith
October 6, 2003, 03:00 PM
You guys work too hard at this.

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