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Old May 16th, 2017, 12:14 PM   #46
 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 12:26 PM   #47
 
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Damn, I would hate to have to clean that much brass piece by piece with Brasso. I remember being in the Army back in the 60's and polishing brass back then, thanks but no thanks.
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Damn, I would hate to have to clean that much brass piece by piece with Brasso. I remember being in the Army back in the 60's and polishing brass back then, thanks but no thanks.
I remember my Dad teaching how to clean his brass. My first entry into reloading.
I don't need sparkling clean brass, I only need them clean enough to see if they have any damage and can be reused.
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I believe boiling your brass with a mix of alum and water after depriming will clean your brass. It's a tip from Brownells Gunsmith Kink book series I or II. I've done this several a times with my .38 and .357 brass and then dried the brass in the oven at 200 degrees. Brass come out nice and shiney and cleans out the primer seat and ignition port. Alum can be found in your local grocery store's spice section.
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Is there a way to restore brass?

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You can buy powder citric acid the kind used for canning food, wally world has it in the canning section.
LemiShine is indeed just Citric Acid, with a little anti-caking agent added. I buy Citric Acid in bulk off eBay, FAR cheaper than LemiShine sold in the small containers in supermarkets. However, my wife uses it in her dishwasher to prevent spotting. We use around 5 pounds per year, very little of which is used for cleaning brass.
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