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I have two small rotary tumblers--RCBS Side Winders

Where is the best place to get the pins used for cleaning and polishing brass?
How many pounds or how ever they are sold do I need?
 

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Try a mixture of the following;
2 cups warm water
1 cup vinegar
a squirt of dish soap
a squirt of lemon juice.

This will make the brass look like new and the solution will come out black.
 

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Try PELLETSLLC.COM I bought from them about a year ago and they were at $25 for 5#. Do a little searching and reading on the CASTBOOLITS forum if you would like more information on using magnetic stainless pins for cleaning brass. Adding a little citric acid and a drop of soap to hot water works very well.
 

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The 400 series stainless steel pins are magnetic. The advantage to using magnetic pins is in collecting them after you drain off the water or spill them on the floor. They are easily collected with a magnet. The .040" dia X .250" length pins will slide through the flash hole and are less likely to get stuck in the shell.
 

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Only a couple varieties of stainless have magnetic properties. We used touse a magnet to check when I worked in the salvage yard.

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