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Old March 15, 2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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home brew brass cleaner

Just tried a brass cleaner consisting of about a gallon of boiling water and 1 tablespoon of citric acid. I let it soak for about 10 minutes, stirred it for a couple of minutes and the brass came out pretty clean. A few pieces had a slight pink tinge on them but overall good results.
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Old March 15, 2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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If you are interested in a more proven recipe go here.
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Old March 16, 2013, 12:24 AM   #3
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I'll be honest...having started with the vinegar/salt and water cleaning method, I got fed up with having to rinse and dry the cases and got a Harbor Freight vibratory cleaner and haven't looked back.
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Old March 16, 2013, 10:46 PM   #4
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The pink tinge means your solution is a tad too acidic.
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Old March 16, 2013, 11:39 PM   #5
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buck460xvr, I was thinking that was the case. Some had the pink on it and some didn't. I was able to remove it with a scotch pad.
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Old March 16, 2013, 11:44 PM   #6
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Try 1/4 tsp/gallon and go up/down from there.
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