Magic Shine Formula

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Scooter, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. Scooter

    Scooter New Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Reading some other posts on the Reloading Forum reminded me of something I had read some time ago, but need an update on:

    What formula do you use to clean and polish brass?

    I have heard adding vinegar (or something) to the plain old soap and water mix will clean off some of the tarnish. I have heard all sorts of concoctions that are all "guaranteed" to make your brass shiny, perfectly clean, lubricated and ready to load. Personally, I'm a little skeptical, but am always willing to try something new.

    Any "Magic Shine Formulas" out there?
  2. merc

    merc New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    Pelham, NH
    Hello Scooter
    O have tried both the green stuff (corn cob media) and the red stuff (crushed walnuts)
    They both do a great job at cleaning but the walnut had some red stuff mixed into it that I think was a pokishing agent.
    The shells come out of the tumbler looking new.
    I have not use any home remedies as I am more than satisfied with the walnut mix.
    Some guys have tried mixing the corn cob and the walnuts to a 50-50 mixture, getting the best of both worlds.
    Try it--you'll like it

  3. Scooter

    Scooter New Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Des Moines, Iowa

    Thanks merc. I think I will try a mixture.

    Somewhere I also read about a liquid concoction that you essentially "wash" the cases in to get them clean AND shiny. No tumbling required, Kind of a "just add water " thing.

    Any ideas out there?
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