Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Poconolg, Apr 17, 2021.
The packaging has undergone changes through the years.
"Well, I've been through two shortages now, and when I saw the third one coming I stocked up. I've got enough Lemishine to last me till doomsday...."
That's the one I bought and have been using. Got it at Walmart maybe 3 years ago and still have 1/3 of a jar so I'm not going to fret about cost as this is really insignificant at this point.
Alternately why go to the web and oder it and wait when I can just as easily pick it up while I am at the store? Again 1 a jar has lasted me over 3 years so exactly how much do I need to buy and keep on hand? Sorry but this topic of what, where, and how much to buy is pure silliness to me.
I've found it at Home Depot, in the cleaning products isle, although it's been 6-12 months since I bought any there.
(various gun charities to chose from if you use Amazon Smile)
As mentioned above 5lb for $15, 5 lbs will last a while unless you are doing LOTS of brass. (2lbs was $10 so I spent another $5 for 3 more lbs more)......
The citric acid is what you are getting from the Lemi Shine
With Lemi-Shine, more is not better. Too much will actually darken the brass. For my Thumler's model B, I use 1/4 - 1/2 TSP along with an ounce of auto wash and wax. Delivers a jewelry like shine to the brass.
Is that true? I don’t mean are you lying but really, more darkens the brass? Explains a lot. I need to pay more attention when I add it.
Yes, that is true. Too much Lemi-Shine will darken brass. More is not better in this case.
Not if you get the stuff from the home stores. You can get vinegar upwards of 30% acidity (actually should be called acetic acid and not vinegar)
I prefer to go all-natural and have beautiful women crush fresh lemons with their bare feet.
you beat me to it
Navy guys who ever pulled mess duty may remember shining brass with ketchup.
@rfwobbly, those ladies are crushing grapes I believe.
Lemi shine in excess will pull the zinc in the brass out of alloy.
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