Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by deputy bruce, Mar 27, 2021.
Not sure what salt will do. See posts by unclenick.
Makes it taste better!
I’ve not used salt, Kosher or otherwise blessed, and still have great results.
I have hard water and have been wet-cleaning my cases for 5+ years with hot water, s/s pins, citric acid powder & ArmorAll Wash&Wax and have never run into issues because of the additional mineral content of the water.
I did, however, learn 30+ years ago to not wash the windows and/or car/truck with my well-water without carefully squeegee/towel drying afterwards, though.
Uh oh, I may have been a big liar!
I do salt!
I take my all salt to the basement and put it in the water softener...
Salt (chloride) plus vinegar (acid) are commonly used together to clean copper.
The salt penetrates the oxide layer and allows the acid to react with the copper base. That's why salt corrodes brass and copper.
It has nothing to do with making the water "soft"...which adding salt to water doesn't do anyway.
It's good to know if you want distinctive looking cases.
Say brass for standard loads, nickle for +p and copper for insane.
If you deprime before hand you wont see a bit of anything in the primer pockets which is the hardest place to clean on brass.
I have also used the armor all wash n wax. I use it more on maintenance cleans where the brass still has its shine. For tarnished brass I go dawn and lemi shine.
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