Just wanted to share, I tried the lemi shine thing it really works,
I deprimed "universal decapper" soaked and shaked brass 15 min or
so rinsed and pat dry on towel, tossed in tumbler media only no additive
what I noticed
1. much shorter time in tumbler
2. media doesn't get as dirty
3. case much cleaner inside and primer pockets
seems like the lemi shine wash did the cleaning and tumbler did the
I had been wanting to try the lemi shine wash before tumble and it is
a difference, necessary not really just wanted to try it.
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July 4, 2013, 01:56 PM
Which Lemi Shine are you using and how are you doing it?
July 4, 2013, 08:17 PM
I tried that didn't work for me so I went to pet smart and bought some lizard litter works good.
July 5, 2013, 05:42 AM
Remember you are taking metal, and putting it in a solution that in theory, eats metal.
I didn't jump on the wet tumble band wagon, because who looks inside the case while reloading, unless your pumping out 1000's of rounds every day or week-how hard is it to take a pocket primer brush to the pocket. Don't get me wrong, wet tumble/metal rinse has its place in reloading. But i just don't think it was intended for brass. Ive cleaned up dies, very well in my tumbler and in a solution.
Ohhh with your lizard media, cut up some dryer sheets, the dryer sheets attract dirt and keep the media cleaner a lot longer. I threw in 2 trap setters for trapping season, it looks like the guy had them outside for the last 10 years. Put them in with my lizard media and tumbled for a few hours. Came out looking like real metal again, and threw away dryer sheets that were rust colored brown.
Just my .02 of not the biggest fan of wet solutions
July 5, 2013, 10:33 PM
Hello...tackbustr down in Texas here... I am starting up reloading after a 30 yrs
I have a question on cleaning my brass... inside and outside cheaply
I only reload .38 special wad cutters and can not afford a tumbler...
(will get one down the road as finances allow) :uhoh:
Is there another method I can use for cleaning the outside and inside of my brass...any suggestions/recommendations are welcome... :)