Has anyone tried the car wash to clean brass.


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Queen_of_Thunder
February 10, 2013, 01:51 PM
Got to wash the truck today and thought about taking some brass along in a bucket and give it a wash too.

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WoodchuckAssassin
February 10, 2013, 01:53 PM
Sounds like a bad idea. Haha! You probably wouldn't be the first good-ol' boy to try it!

Certaindeaf
February 10, 2013, 01:55 PM
No. I'm one of the few though that doesn't use a tumbler at all but uses water, hot and cold, with soap and lemi-shine to clean my brass.
I first just use the garden hose and a bucket.. agitate and strain with a collander a couple times and then go hot.

rcmodel
February 10, 2013, 01:57 PM
I'm thinking if you stick a car wash wand in a bucket of brass, you will be on your hands & knees picking up brass all over the case wash bay for a while!

Personally, I gave up on washing & drying wet brass about 40 years ago when I made my first tumbler.
Drying wet brass is a PITA if you want to get any reloading done the same day.

rc

JohnM
February 10, 2013, 02:05 PM
Gotta agree with RC, trying to use a car wash wand sounds like a total mess to me.
Pretty hard to beat a regular old tumbler and crushed walnut.

jcwit
February 10, 2013, 02:09 PM
I agree with RC.

I have used the car wash to clean older military surplus arms with dried cacked on cosmolene and dirt/dust and who knos what tho. Worked very well BTW.

matrem
February 10, 2013, 02:41 PM
Using that school of thought, the Maytag would sound like a better idea to me than the car wash.

beatledog7
February 10, 2013, 02:42 PM
Why not just scatter them in the bed of the truck and go through an automatic wash? That would get the worst crud off, seems to me.

rfwobbly
February 10, 2013, 09:04 PM
The best way I have found is to wait until your wife is in the tub.

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Dump in the brass, and then search beneath the bubbles.

:evil:

Zardaia
February 10, 2013, 09:20 PM
The best way I have found is to wait until your wife is in the tub.

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Dump in the brass, and then search beneath the bubbles.

:evil:
Assuming she dosn't try and drown u for throwing a bucket of brass at her, good idea!

Arkansas Paul
February 10, 2013, 10:30 PM
I'm thinking if you stick a car wash wand in a bucket of brass, you will be on your hands & knees picking up brass all over the case wash bay for a while!

Ha. That's the first thing I thought of too, brass flying all over the place as soon as you squeeze the handle.

boommer
February 11, 2013, 01:07 AM
I'm sorry did you smoke your lunch?

blarby
February 11, 2013, 01:10 AM
wobbly FTW !

fields
February 12, 2013, 08:40 PM
Washer does a good job.

Zeke/PA
February 12, 2013, 08:49 PM
Nah! Sounds like a crop of do-do to me.
I have a small vibratory type thing thats suits me well.

c.latrans
February 12, 2013, 09:34 PM
Boys are gonna play, and I wont claim ownership to this one. A "friend" borrowed...(read that: took one of my minnow traps off the back of my shop)...one of my minnow traps, put a bunch of brass in it and took it through the car wash in the back of his truck. Honestly, he had a bunch of wet brass, nothing more.

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