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Substitute for Lemi-Shine?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Twmaster, Mar 5, 2012.

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  1. Twmaster

    Twmaster Member

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    I've looked at the local stores for this stuff. I cannot find it on the shelves here.

    Is there a good substitute? Something I might have a real chance of finding on the shelves of my local supermarket or maybe Target?

    Thanks,
     
  2. CMD-Ky

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    If you are using it for an ultrasonic cleaner, you might try citric acid crystals. I get them at Kroger in the canning section. One or two TEA spoons per gallon, depending on how dirty the cases are, of water heated.
     
  3. LBEE

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    I bought mine at wal-Mart,Might check there.
     
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    Walmart in E-TN has Lemi-shine in the dishwashing detergent section.

    But Walmart does have some regional stocking practices.
     
  5. ranger335v

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    "Is there a good substitute? "

    White vinegar. Cheep too.
     
  6. jaguarxk120

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    Lemi-shine is usually used with the stainless steel media in a tumbler. From all reports I've read this way of cleaning brass is one of the best out there.
     
  7. 2Bad4u

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    Lemi-Shine works great with stainless steel media.
     
  8. kelbro

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    Got mine at WalMart in the dishwashing detergent section.
     
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    Yuppers
     
  10. 2Bad4u

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    WalMart doesn't sell it in Canada but Canadian Tire does.

    It's $4.00 and it can be found in the dishwasher detergent section.
     
  11. citizenal

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    Might want to try amazon.com

    I have amazon prime so it was 8.25 per bottle

    Couldn't find it either locally, so I'm ok with the price.
     
  12. Rule3

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    It's not worth spending the money for Lem Shine. Just use 2 cups or so white vinegar and a few tablespoons of salt to water to make 1 gallon. Let sit 10-20 min, rinse well. Save the solution.
     
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    Lemishine is very cheap and a bottle lasts for a very long time. Got mine at WalMart right next to the JetDri.

    But as others have mentioned, anything acidic - like vinegar - will do the same thing for you.
     
  14. A-FIXER

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    Well, other than walmat you can go almost to any pharmacy and ask for citric acid they generally keep it behind the counter it is food grade and one could possibly add sugar and drink it hope this helps until local retail stores stock it I have passed this along to my customers.
     
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    Posts #8 & #13.
     
  16. armarsh

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    You can get Citric Acid on e-bay for $2 a pound shipped.
     
  17. Elkins45

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    Buy a package of unsweetened lemonade mix. It has quite a bit of citric acid in it. That's what makes it taste tart.
     
  18. A-FIXER

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    That is exactly what citric acid is do not use tang or the like because of the sugar content.
     
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