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Just unpacked my reloading gear. Had lots of brass to clean so I used my Thumler Ultravibe 18 with walnut media. After 3-4 hrs of tumbling, I sifted the cases and found a black deposit on the cases and when I emptied the tumbler, the same deposit on the walls of the bowl. I scoured the bowl clean, added some new media to the older mix and tumbled again. Same result. The stuff does come off after some heavy-duty rubbing. What gives? I like the capacity of the bowl, so ultrasonics is not a consideration at this time. Should I change to a different media? Help. I wanna shoot !!
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Ultra-sonics aren't practical for everything... like volume loading ???????
No problem if it's large enough to hold a hundred cases at a time is it ?
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Al, thanks for the spray bottle spritzing tip.
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Soak your cases for a few minutes in KABOOM(household cleaner). This will remove the stuborn powder stains, and it reduces tumbling time dramatically. Rinse, and I mean thoroughly rise in hot water, then put them on a cookie sheet and into the oven on low heat to dry. The liquid polish is IOSSO. I thought Dillon was good, but I think this is even better. Can you say BRILLANT cases?? Larry in western Ky.
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The greatest brass polish ever, Arrow brass and copper cleaner. Dip the brass for 15 seconds, rince in hot water, let dry, hit it with 0000 steel wool for extra high gloss finish. Cleans inside and out including primer pocket, helps the brass resist tarnish so you dont have to do it every time. Contains no ammonia and will not harm brass. The stuff looks like virgin when you are done.
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I've been using ground apricot hulls for more years than I can remember. A teaspoon of brasso once in a while and my cases are clean, bright and ready to reload. As far as the brass giving way, I've never had that problem as the primer pockets get so loose they won't hold a primer, and the rest of the case still looks like new, long before the brass fails.
ps: Don't ask where I got the apricot hulls, they came from a friend of a friend, if you get my drift.
I hope this helps,
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I put some Flitz brass polish in there and worst brass is clean in 1-2hours. It is spendy. 7$ for a small bottle.
I use corn cob media.