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    I use a squirt of dishwashing liquid and under a teaspoon of plain old citric acid u buy from supermarket and hot water tumblr for about a hour and have no problem at all I rinse fresh warm water over the cases in the tumbler till it is pretty much clear with no bubbles I dry in a dehydrator in about 15mins
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    I have seen Lemishine in 2 local shops recently. just haven't bothered to buy it as I have always had perfect results just using Hansells Citric Acid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stub View Post
    I use a squirt of dishwashing liquid and under a teaspoon of plain old citric acid u buy from supermarket and hot water tumblr for about a hour and have no problem at all I rinse fresh warm water over the cases in the tumbler till it is pretty much clear with no bubbles I dry in a dehydrator in about 15mins
    Same recipe, using citric acid from supermarket. Works a treat and no probs.

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    Will give that a bash when tumbler shows up.
    Got everything else.

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    So the S.S media can only be sourced via gun works etc? Is there anything else that will work?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    So the S.S media can only be sourced via gun works etc? Is there anything else that will work?


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    Buy some 304 stainless wire and cut it to length yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Buy some 304 stainless wire and cut it to length yourself.

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    Oh, click, I can do that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    So the S.S media can only be sourced via gun works etc? Is there anything else that will work?


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    @Danny nah pretty much every gunshop sells the stuff. Usually $40 for a pound (which is a ZILLION little bits)
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    Oh. That's quite reasonable


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    Dunno how I survived without stainless steel tumbling. It is seriously the only way to clean brass properly. Don't have to clean primer pockets. Inside is as clean as the outside. Easier to see imperfections as well.
    Done over 500 FNB .223 cases that has sat about for years amongst my pile of get round to it crap. It looks better than the day it was made. Amazing how many flash holes are not central in Mil spec brass. Didn't use that lemishine stuff either. Just citric acid and Palmolive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Dunno how I survived without stainless steel tumbling. It is seriously the only way to clean brass properly. Don't have to clean primer pockets. Inside is as clean as the outside. Easier to see imperfections as well.
    Done over 500 FNB .223 cases that has sat about for years amongst my pile of get round to it crap. It looks better than the day it was made. Amazing how many flash holes are not central in Mil spec brass. Didn't use that lemishine stuff either. Just citric acid and Palmolive.
    Well done R93. I have about 1000 5.56 looking at me to do. I am going to make some into 300AAC. Lemishine is Citric Acid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Well done R93. I have about 1000 5.56 looking at me to do. I am going to make some into 300AAC. Lemishine is Citric Acid.
    Ha! Spose that's why they got so clean then😆

    Didn't know that. Thought it was just some fancy dishwasher powder😆

    I just got given another thousand or so mil cases tonight. Will need a bit of work to prep them, but they were free.

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    Discovered a neat trick today. If you store your tumbler on top of your safe, then knock it over to land on the concrete floor, the container won't survive and the plastic rims will shatter.

    So have picked up an (expensive) Frankford one which holds more, is quieter and is tougher when I'm doing experiments like the effects of gravity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kscott View Post
    Discovered a neat trick today. If you store your tumbler on top of your safe, then knock it over to land on the concrete floor, the container won't survive and the plastic rims will shatter.

    So have picked up an (expensive) Frankford one which holds more, is quieter and is tougher when I'm doing experiments like the effects of gravity.
    After part way building one, then looking at the Chinese ones, I succumbed to a Franford Arsenal one. Must be one of the few thing that they make that is any good. I am exceptionally pleased with mine. Have loaded it up to the gunnells (to the point where it is very heavy to lift) with brass and it hasn't missed a beat.
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    I got a cheap Chinese 3kg one. $140 delivered.
    Can do 150 .223, 200 .40 s&w haven't done any 9mm yet but should have the capacity to do more than I need.
    It works very well so far. It is quiet and quick. On its lowest setting it agitates forward and reverse and takes around an hour to clean brass including primer pockets well.
    Being Chinese it might not last years but ya never know.
    Good cheap start to stainless tumbling.

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