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Has anyone tried the car wash to clean brass.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Queen_of_Thunder, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. Queen_of_Thunder

    Queen_of_Thunder member

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    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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    You might be a redneck if...

    Sounds like a bad idea. Haha! You probably wouldn't be the first good-ol' boy to try it!
     
  3. Certaindeaf

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    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.
     
  4. rcmodel

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    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
     
  5. JohnM

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    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.
     
  6. jcwit

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    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.
     
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    Using that school of thought, the Maytag would sound like a better idea to me than the car wash.
     
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    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.
     
  9. rfwobbly

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    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:
     
  10. Zardaia

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    Assuming she dosn't try and drown u for throwing a bucket of brass at her, good idea!
     
  11. Arkansas Paul

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    Ha. That's the first thing I thought of too, brass flying all over the place as soon as you squeeze the handle.
     
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    I'm sorry did you smoke your lunch?
     
  13. blarby

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    wobbly FTW !
     
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    Washer does a good job.
     
  15. Zeke/PA

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    Nah! Sounds like a crop of do-do to me.
    I have a small vibratory type thing thats suits me well.
     
  16. c.latrans

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    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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