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Old June 16, 2000, 05:13 PM   #1
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Does anyone have advise on how to clean brass? I have been using Lyman rouge coated nutshell and it seems to leave a residue on the inside and outside of the brass. Lyman customer service says to clean it off but I shoot every week and handcleaning 400 rounds a week is getting very old and time consuming.
Is corncob better and does it leave a residue??

Any help will be appreciated.

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Old June 16, 2000, 05:31 PM   #2
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I used to use Lyman corncob,and it worked just fine, however in the last few months thanks to some of our fellow shooters and their posts here on TFL, I have been going to Wally-Mart and getting their big a**ed bag of ground corncob for pet bedding and bird cage flooring. $2.97 for that big a**ed bag (in the pet department). I then use some Armorall car wax as a treatment(this one does not have ammonia in it) in the media. About 3 glugs (turn the bottle upside down and let it go glug 3 times) to a tumbler full of media. Works like a charm and no residue! Just shining bright cases!

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Old June 16, 2000, 06:48 PM   #3
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I second the ground corn cob, wherever you buy it (Wal-Mart is a good idea though).

Other ideas for polish to add to the media:

Mother's Chrome polish (in the automotive section)

Nu-Finish (Auto polish)

Dillon brass polish

All work well. Try several and then tell us which one YOU like best.

Good shooting.


Flitz Metal polish (pricey but BOY does it work.
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Old June 16, 2000, 07:02 PM   #4
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PetsMart (I assume other places too) also sell ground walnut media in the bird department. This stuff cleans great, and it's only a few bucks for a huge bag
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Old June 18, 2000, 04:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info.
Just to be clear on this: If you use the corncob and polish additive you will not have to do any further cleaning of the brass after it is cleaned in the vibratory cleaner??? The coating on the inside of the brass will not react with the poweder burning rate????

Thanks again
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CCV:
I second the ground corn cob, wherever you buy it (Wal-Mart is a good idea though).

Other ideas for polish to add to the media:

Mother's Chrome polish (in the automotive section)

Nu-Finish (Auto polish)

Dillon brass polish

All work well. Try several and then tell us which one YOU like best.

Good shooting.


Flitz Metal polish (pricey but BOY does it work.
[/quote]

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Old June 18, 2000, 04:53 PM   #6
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Great posting, loved the list.
I second the corn-cob idea, I tried very fine gem polish(tin oxide -1 tsp to 1 load) recently and it worked a treat on almost dark brown cases in 6 hours in my Lyman Turbo.

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Old June 19, 2000, 06:27 PM   #7
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I use walnut hulls from Midway, and their liquid additive too. Check their prices, last time I bought and media it was less than $1.00 per # in 25# packages, as I recall.

My brass isn't highly polished, just clean, and there does not seem to be any residue on or in the brass, after shaking.
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Old June 19, 2000, 08:06 PM   #8
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Plain cheap corncob, drizzle in a couple oz. of rubbing alcohol while its running, come clean in about two hours. Cheap, too

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Old June 19, 2000, 09:31 PM   #9
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I use ground corn cob and a few sprays of Simple Green.

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Old June 20, 2000, 09:53 PM   #10
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by plateshooter:
I use ground corn cob and a few sprays of Simple Green. [/quote]

Plate i am going to show my ignorance but I cant remember if Simple Green is a cleaner or what. I remember hearing the name but dont remember what it is. Please let me know.

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Old June 21, 2000, 12:35 PM   #11
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Simple Green is a detergent. You can buy it at Wal-Mart, etc. Also found in their automotive dept. GOOD STUFF!!
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Old June 21, 2000, 03:17 PM   #12
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Thanks Texas Lawman! I am going to check that out!

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Old June 21, 2000, 08:29 PM   #13
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Nutshell will leave a brushed look on your brass, corncob will polish it. When brass is shiny it is easier to see cracks and other irregular marks. I use corncob, Dillons polish and tumble for 2 hours. Another little trick is to put about 1 ounce of water in the mix, it reactivates the polish. I do this when the mix is real dry. The corncob media
that is in my tumbler, has about 5000 cases throught it, and it still shines them up like new stuff.

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