Wet Cleaning

Lemi Shine has been questioned as a cleaning agent for brass because, in some circumstances, it seems to turn the brass pink.
Revised 03/17/2014 Wet cleaning with stainless steel media is better than the dry, vibratory method and takes no additional time – when adjusted for my needs.
Here is a sampling from the first batch, all “many times fired” shells, tumbled according to the vendor’s recipe.
Time to do some planning. Equipment Thumler’s Model B, high speed tumbler 5 lbs stainless steel media (from STM) 1 Tablespoon measure (for the Dawn) 1/4 Teaspoon measure (for the Lemi-Shine) Magnet Sandwich baggie (for magnet above) Container(s) to measure 1.
“LSD” = Lemi-Shine and Detergent, a method of cleaning ammunition brass for reloading.
After cleaning, some have suggested using the family oven but others have objected it may shorten the lifetime of the brass.
Sunny is a good protector for the drying brass but Norman, not seen here, is smaller, feisty, and the dominant of the pair.
There are two general processes to cleaning brass, the wet and the dry methods.


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