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Old November 8, 2004, 04:07 PM   #1
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Case Cleaning Question?

I have yet another question. After tumbling my cases in walnut media, how do I, or do I need to, get the residual dust from inside the case out? Of course I have emptied the media form the inside of the case and wipe the outside clean and tap the open end of the case on the bench lightly, but even after using a neck brush I know there must still be some dusty residue left. Is one media better than another? Any suggestions??
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Old November 8, 2004, 06:07 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like you're doing ALL that is necessary...............it's all I do.

If it still bothers you, you could air blow them if you have access to an air compressor or give them a final rinse in clean water..................but then you have to wait for them to dry.

Corn media does tend to create much less dust than walnut..................that's why I use walnut for an initial cleaning before resizing, then use corn for the final cleaning/polishing before charging the cases.
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Old November 8, 2004, 07:17 PM   #3
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I never bother, but then again I don't run a totally "dry" media. I use crushed corncob from the pet store and put in a few capfuls of Iosso case cleaner. It's not wet, but it cuts down on the dust.

I've also heard that some people throw in some dryer sheets to collect the dust.
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Old November 9, 2004, 12:59 AM   #4
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The dryer sheet is a good trick for cutting down the dust too...............almost forgot about that - I do that as second nature, so it's automatic.
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Old November 9, 2004, 09:52 AM   #5
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I use a brass brush attached to a drill,hold the case and, give it a few spins outward, good enough for government work maybe a blast from a compressed air can if they are really dusty. Aim small hit small. RAMbo.
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Old November 9, 2004, 06:07 PM   #6
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Hey folks
Thanks for the input!. I believe I may have gotten a dusty batch of media. I didn't think to look at it first, just bought it. I will try the dryer sheet trick and if that doesn't do the trick maybe I will try sifting the media. I haven't tried corn cob media yet but I think I will follow up the walnut with that and see how I like it. Keep'em coming. Thanks, Mike.
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