Cleaning Brass

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by agedhunter, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. agedhunter

    agedhunter Active Member

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    Feb 22, 2012
    northern mn
    Hi just wanted to share my home made cleaner I just built.
    The idea came to me last night when I was trying to fall asleep.

    Photo 1 I used rubber heater hose to isolate the top board from the base.
    Photo 2 I used an old sewing machine motor and wrapped a piece of mechanics
    wire around the pulley for vibrating weight.
    photo 3 completed unit.
    There are two pans the bottom one is attached with double sided foam tape.
    The brass you can see was dark brown when I started the pics were taken after about 45 minutes.
    I just used hot water ,
    oxyclean powder,
    and a citus based liquid soap.
     

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  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Holy smokes that is smart. I think you are a genious and I've got to try it. Thanks.
     

  3. agedhunter

    agedhunter Active Member

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    Feb 22, 2012
    northern mn
    Couldn,t be farther from the truth.
    I'm just cheap :)
     
  4. USMCSpeedy

    USMCSpeedy Member

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    Jan 22, 2009
    Minnesota
    Genious or cheap, either way its a great idea. I'm thinking I may need to build one as well. Any idea of the RPM on the motor?
     
  5. agedhunter

    agedhunter Active Member

    354
    Feb 22, 2012
    northern mn
    The rpm wasn,t marked on the motor, but the way it winds up it might be a 3450.
    If I get to my cousins shop I have a mechanical tach I'll bring home and check it.
    Just don,t let your other half catch you robbing the sewing machine motor.:D
     
  6. The_Vigilante

    The_Vigilante New Member

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    Apr 28, 2008
    El Paso, Texas
    One suggestion: you've got the right idea but I would suggest buying some stainless steel media to add to your solution-will really imrpove your results.
     
  7. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Product name by chance? Sounds like a good idea.
     
  8. JohnnyFlake

    JohnnyFlake New Member

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Henderson, Nevada
    Sadly, at least for me??? I cannot see anything in the image box. No pics of any kind!
     
  9. USMCSpeedy

    USMCSpeedy Member

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    Jan 22, 2009
    Minnesota
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  11. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    It appears to be a great idea and the stainless pins will definately aide in cleaning. I would just be real cautious using liquids around that unsealed motor. The results could be quite shocking :yikes::thud:.
     
  12. RockinRiley

    RockinRiley Member

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    Feb 21, 2011
    Guys, looks great, do you have a counter weight on the motor to make it shake? Also I tried the vinegar water solution, it worked, just did not trust it. I bought the hornady ultrasonic solution, and wow! it works great, I have the harbor freight ultrasonic though, give it a try, I think you will like the results!
     
  13. agedhunter

    agedhunter Active Member

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    Feb 22, 2012
    northern mn
    Look at pic #2(little fuzzy) you can see the wire tail sticking off the pully about 4 o clock position for counter weight.

    howlnmad: good point about shock.
    I just put about 2 inches of water. it just vibrates like an ultrasonic cleaner.
    Just not as quiet.:)
     
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