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 Polishing Brass 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:07 pm 
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After taking a few years off I will be getting back into reloading this winter. I've read about adding a spoonful or two of some kind of polish to the media when tumbling brass but I can't remember what kind of polish it was. Anybody know?

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Something like this, I reckon: http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.e ... t=11082005


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I think that it was a household polish. I didn't want to have to order anything.

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Household polishes contain ammonia, which does bad things to brass.

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Andrew is correct,I'd go to gunstop, I'm sure he stocks something,or else try Cabellas.

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try just washing the brass first. I use one of the media separators and a 5 gallon bucket of hot soapy water. You can use any net or pourous bag as an option. Just get the brass in there and agitate it around for a while, then let it sit for 15 minutes and agitate again and drain and rinse. dry over night and then run thru the tumbler, the stuff gets new brass bright.

I use dawn dish soap seems to work wonders.

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I use Lyman Turbo Charger. I think Flitz also make a media additive. I am going to try that next.

http://www.cabelas.com/hprod-1/0003078.shtml

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I add cerrium oxide to the media in my tumbler. Works great.

(think el'cheapo turtle wax brand liquid rubbing compound) :wink:


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