Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by greywolf46, Oct 23, 2021.
Compared plain dish soap against brass juice and the cleaning packets from FA.
Little to no difference.
Just stick to dish soap.
I tested this awhile back and posted on the forum.
I wasn't overwhelmed either.
If this question is for me, the answer is NO!!!! LOL
I can't keep up with my own needs right now.
I use the Dillon seperator and tray. I fill the tray half full of water then put the brass in the basket. Turn slowly with the occasional back and forth motion for about a minute. This immersion seems to remove all the pins to the tray. I seldom find any pins after removing the brass from basket.
I also use a salad spinner to separate pins from brass. Works well and is cheap. Good Luck with your receipt and results!
This is pretty much my method as well. I find the dish soap does a significantly better job than wash and wax, however, the wash and wax does keep them from tarnishing for long periods of time (more than 6 months on my last batch and no tarnish so far). So the solution required a quick rinse with just the wash and wax after they were already cleaned and rinsed. I only tumble for 5 minutes with the wash and wax but I do put a very small amount of citric acid in with it.
There is no magic to Brass Juice. It all comes down to chemistry and having a proper mixture. I use Dawn, citric acid, steel pins and a follow up with wash and wax and my cases come out looking better than new. The trick is with Citric Acid you need to get the right amount for the hardness of your water. No more, no less. For me it's 1/2 teaspoon to a 90% full Lyman Cyclone drum (basically the same size as the FART). With Dawn you want to get that right as well. It needs to be enough to suspend the dirt particles in the water, but not so much that it's completely foamed up and no water to move around.
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