Cleanest Brass I've ever seen

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by dbach, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. dbach

    dbach Member

    243
    Jul 31, 2011
    Trinity, TX
    OK I followed the tips I read here. My Brass and the brass I picked up a the range is clean as a whistle. It looks beter than the new brass I bought.

    50% Corn (lyman)
    50% Walnut (Zilla lizzard bedding from Petco)
    1 Capful of Nu Finish Carwax
    1 Drier sheet cut into 1/4's

    Pour corn and walnut media into Tumbler (Lyman Twin Tumbler or equal).
    Dribble 1 capful of Nu Finish wax around top of media.
    Turn unit on and let run 15 minutes, this evenly distributes the wax.
    Quarter a new drier softner sheet and sit on top of media.
    Add dirty brass.

    Two hours of tumbling and the brass looks better than brand new. Clean as a whistle. I was impressed. The drier sheets will be filthy, trash them.

    Thanks for the tips Guys/Gals

    OCYMMV
     
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Yep, that brass will shine up really nice and the media will last much longer with the sheets. now... where's the pics of this shiny brass??? :rolleyes: :D
     

  3. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    You do know that a used dryer sheet will work to, don't you?
     
  4. dbach

    dbach Member

    243
    Jul 31, 2011
    Trinity, TX
    I did not know that.
     
  5. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Yep. That way they do double duty. I never throw out tee shirts either. I'll cut them into cleaning patches and throw 3 or 4 of those in. The blue roll of paper shop towels torn into pieces works too.
     
  6. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    908
    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    Going to have to give that a go - thanks
     
  7. Bigr Bang Thry

    Bigr Bang Thry Member

    233
    Apr 11, 2011
    Western New York
    OK, I'm curious... Exactly what does the dryer sheet accomplish ? I imagine that it absorbs the dust, but I don't know. Please explain.
     
  8. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks
    Yes, it absorbs the dust and other impurities that help to make the media last longer.

    Also adding some mineral spirits along with the Nu Finish car wax helps to clean the brass even quicker.
     
  9. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Yep, helps collect dust and stuff from the media. Throw a nice clean piece of dryer sheet in with the brass and it'll come out black and nasty. Just remember to cut them up or they tend get wrapped around the post holding the bowl on the vibratory cleaners.
     
  10. tommixx

    tommixx New Member

    10
    Oct 6, 2011
    montana
    will the car wax affect the gun powder
     
  11. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    No it won't. Just be sure to tumble for at least 15 min, preferrably 30 before you add your brass to ensure that the car polish gets evenly distributed and doesn't clump up.
     
  12. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks

    No, just 1 capful is all you need.
     
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