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tarnished gun brass

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by perazzitmxshooter, Mar 8, 2012.

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  1. perazzitmxshooter

    perazzitmxshooter Member

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    Looking for a good formula to clean a large quanity of tarnished handgun brass.
     
  2. yakimaman

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    tumbler and corn cob or polishing media of your choice.
     
  3. reddeath

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    you can also use crushed walnut shells as a media. Order from a sporting goods place and you will spend twice too much. Goto a good pet store, one that has lizards and snakes. They will have crushed walnut bedding at half the price as a sporting goods store.
     
  4. Kevin Fleming

    Kevin Fleming Active Member

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    add about 1 tsp of Flitz to the media.
     
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    Flitz or Brass-O. Mike.
     
  6. otnot

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    I use stainless steel media. It only takes a couple of hours in a tumbler.

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  7. Sam (ATA Noobie)

    Sam (ATA Noobie) Member

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    Stainless requires an initial investment, but is great.

    Also, if it is heavily tarnished, I used Lemi-Shine w/ warm water in 5 gal buckets. Agitate periodically and they will come out fairly clean. Then if you want SHINY brass, throw them in the tumbler.
     
  8. TinMan88

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    Try a TBL spoon of powdered citric acid in a gallon of water. Add a spoonful of dish detergent to act as a surfactant. It takes an hour or so with occaisional agitation. Rinse thoroughly with hot water soak and agitation. I use 2 small buckets and a collander. You can reuse the product or toss it as it is safe. I reccomend primer removal before treatment. Your brass will really shine and there is no abrasive residue.
     
  9. GrubbyJack

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    for cleaning; crushed walnut shells from a sand blasting company, cheap... this is what they use to clean turbo-shaft jets (while running)

    corn cob is what is used to polish...

    what you pour in, if you like; Flitz, Brass-O, Dillion etc, think 7.5 or 8s

    if you really have a large amount, and it's a one time deal, rent a small cement mixer...

    Grubby
     
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