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crimeguy7
April 23, 2009, 03:34 PM
How long do you tumble your brass to get it clean?:confused:

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PO2Hammer
April 23, 2009, 03:37 PM
Clean? An hour is plenty.

Shiny? The sky's the limit. I gave up on shiny.

crimeguy7
April 23, 2009, 03:41 PM
:oMany thanks:o

dat2
April 23, 2009, 04:04 PM
clean, not long, I usually leave mine in overnight 'till the next afternoon though, just to shine up more

edelbrock
April 23, 2009, 04:29 PM
Shiny takes a while. Car polish helps.

tjj
April 23, 2009, 08:26 PM
Clean is fine. Heck, I reload at the range sometimes so I don't tumble out there of course.
My usual routine is unload my gear and throw the empty brass in the tumbler when I get back from the range. I usually leave them overnight just cuz I'm too tired to go back out to the shop to turn off the tumbler after supper.:p

ranger335v
April 23, 2009, 08:32 PM
Tumbling ain't rocket science, it's results oriented and there are too many variables to set any specific time marks.

Clean is all it needs, so tumble until it's clean.

Furncliff
April 23, 2009, 09:00 PM
5 min. in a solution of vingar and water. Air dry. This could be a problem on the Gulf Coast.:P

Randy1911
April 23, 2009, 09:06 PM
I run mine 2 hours and they come out clean and shinny. I use corn cob and a dash of Brasso.

edelbrock
April 23, 2009, 09:18 PM
I use corn cob and a dash of Brasso. I have heard that the ammonia in Brasso will weaken the brass.

RustyFN
April 23, 2009, 09:32 PM
I have heard that the ammonia in Brasso will weaken the brass.
I have heard the same thing. I don't have any personal experience or proof but IMO there are too many good products on the market to take the chance. I tumble for two hours in walnut with 1/2 cap full of Nu Finish car polish and a paper towel tore into 8 pieces. After two hours they come out clean and shiny.
Rusty

BLJimmy
April 23, 2009, 09:51 PM
I just throw mine in and shut it off next time I'm down there.

jcwit
April 23, 2009, 10:31 PM
I just let it hum overnight and take care of it when I wake up, whenever that is. Man I like being retired.

lgbloader
April 23, 2009, 10:38 PM
Man I like being retired.

Especially if you have a great hobby such as shooting firearms.

I would love to just practice my martial art, surf and shoot. I would try to fit handloading somewhere in there as well.

LGB

Hanzerik
April 24, 2009, 12:34 AM
I forgot I had some brass in the tumbler the other day and it ran for about 8 hours, man those cases shined.

I normally only let them run for an hour or so.

Randy1911
April 24, 2009, 01:26 AM
[QUOTE][ have heard that the ammonia in Brasso will weaken the brass.
/QUOTE]

I have been doing it this way for over 20 years and no ill effects. It is made for brass so why would it hurt it?

edelbrock
April 24, 2009, 09:48 AM
I have been doing it this way for over 20 years and no ill effects. It is made for brass so why would it hurt it?
It is made for brass. Not brass that is subjected to high pressure. People have reported that they have noticed no short term effects. When the ammo is loaded and stored a few years the problems start.

ar10
April 24, 2009, 10:22 AM
Any tumbling is variable. It just depends on how clean you want it.
I've used Nu-Finish but switched to fine rubbing compound and bird litter. I don't know about brasso because I've not used it. There's enough doubt in my mind after reading about it not to use it.

Walkalong
April 24, 2009, 12:21 PM
I forgot I had some brass in the tumbler the other day and it ran for about 8 hours
That all?. I have forgotten about the tumbler in the shed out back for days..:o

30Cal
April 24, 2009, 12:47 PM
I go 15 minutes. Longer if I want shiny.

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