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Thread: Brass Shining Made Easy!

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    Brass Shining Made Easy!

    Hello,

    I was playing with different methods of shining brass.

    Wet tumbling, I used 2 cups water and added one tablespoon lime juice.

    This is the result:



    I hope this helps someone!

    Regards,

    Josh
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    No alcohol?
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    No, not at the shop.

    That comes out when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    No alcohol?
    It's a method for cleaning brass, not a cooking recipe

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    Why am I thinking margaritas...

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    Hot water helps. I use citric acid as it's 95c a box at the supermarket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Why am I thinking margaritas...
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    Cos your a pisshead from the tropics

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    Do you leave them to soak? Put them through a sonic cleaner? Our tumbler?

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    I use lemons as I have a tree in the back yard. De-cap first. Boiling water straight out of the jug, half a squeezed lemon, drop of dishwashing liquid, cases to half fill an ice cream container at a time then stir it all (might bottle brush internal necks if they where really sooty at this stage). Brass turns shinny pretty much instantly. Tip out in sink and rinse with warm tap water, let drain while still stirring, place on clean bath towel, role around to dry and final dry either out in the sun or hot water cupboard. I do this many days in advance before doing anything else to let cases totally dry.

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    Fired all this off in the last few weeks. Still, I doubt I would put much that fear into a barn door.


    Wet stainless tumbled, dried in dehydrator and ready to fill with good stuff.
    Just need to find some mug to load it all for me while I am overseas for the next couple weeks.😆

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmithSights View Post
    Hello,

    I was playing with different methods of shining brass.

    Wet tumbling, I used 2 cups water and added one tablespoon lime juice.

    This is the result:



    I hope this helps someone!

    Regards,

    Josh
    Josh,

    How does this work for cleaning the inside of the brass?

 

 

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