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How many polish new brass?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Navy joe, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Navy joe

    Navy joe Well-Known Member

    Subject line says it all. I'm so cheap I've never even seen new brass before, but I bought 500pcs from Graf's for my 7.5x55. I'm thinking to go ahead just to de-burr things. Oh okay, I got the shiny jones bad! Precious!
    Anyways, nice looking brass and all is neck annealed.
  2. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Greeting's Navy Joe-

    I wouldn't think NEW brass would need polishing? But I like
    for my USED handgun brass to be nice and shiney. So, I use
    any kind'a cheap liquid car polish that does not contain any
    amonia. Just mix a little in my R.C.B.S. Vibratory Cleaner and
    mix in the cases, and crank her up for about 3 hours! At the
    end of the time period, I simply remove the cleaned
    cases; and refill the machine with more cases and repeat the

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  3. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    i resize, trim, uniform primer pockets, and de-burr flash holes on new brass... throwing the brass in a tumbles is a great way to restore the shine that the sizing lube takes off, and get rid of all the brass shavings and trimmings. yep, i polish new brass.
  4. g56

    g56 Well-Known Member

    I've never polished new brass, if you had some that sat around for quite a while and darkened up I might do it. I've got some virgin Starline 45 ACP, it shines real purdy! ;)
  5. stans

    stans Well-Known Member

    Resize new brass, yes; polish new brass, no.
  6. Paul "Fitz" Jones

    Paul "Fitz" Jones Moderator - Emeritus


    I don't polish my brass, no matter how I get it I tumble clean then inspect it before going into my Star and other reloaders and that is to prolong the life of my equipment and to look at every piece of brass I reload. It is cheaper to find any defects before reloading them and quality control of some products these days are for the birds.

    John paul
  7. Deavis

    Deavis Well-Known Member

    Well, that depends on how dirty it is when I grab it off the ground at the range... I try to get it before some thoughtless range guy scrathces it up when he sweeps up after people!

    Oh, I guess you meant completley brand-new brass! I've heard about that stuff, never seen it though... Like that Paris Hilton video...

  8. scalinghammer

    scalinghammer Member

    I polish my new 38super brass. Not for pretty or deburring but to get a light coat of wax on them. They then reload much more smoothly. On everything else I might polish new brass if I ever got any.
  9. swifter

    swifter Well-Known Member

    Like Dakotasin, I run it thru the Thumler's as a final step in brass prep, to get the shavings out.:D


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