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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by cemjr, Oct 4, 2011.

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  1. cemjr

    cemjr Member

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    I know this has been covered but I thought I would post my observation's. I bought a bag of "lizzard litter" Zilla ground walnuts and added to it the usual amount of Dillon case polish. The walnut media works quite a bit faster than the corn cob. It got the brass just as shiny but the color is a little more blond. The corn cob seems to leave the brass a little yellower. Has anyone tried a 50/50 mix of the two ?
     
  2. bds

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    Yes, I think the walnut media does a better job of cleaning the black fouling off cases.

    I tried the 50/50 mix but really did not see the benefit.

    Now, I use walnut/NuFinish primarily for cleaning brass with light polish (about 20-30 minutes for indoor range brass). If I want more shine, I will polish using corn cob media for 1+ hour.
     
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    I tried the 50-50 mix and didn't see any noteworthy gain.
    I just use corncob and Nu-Finish for several hours, but I do "pre-clean" range brass with a secret formula in the backyard first.

    I like shiny brass.
     
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    Yes, I use a 50/50 mix, and have been happy with the results.
     
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