How to get brass nice and shinny?

Texas42

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Nov 21, 2008
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Hey, I got a tumbler, some crushed walnut shell media (pet store), and some brasso.

I run them together for several hours with a nice squirt of brasso.

My brass looks clean, but it isn't shiny. Once I run it through my dies, it kind of looks shiny (the part that went into the dies).

Maybe I'm a little vain, but I'd like some shiny brass. : )

Any help?

Thanks
 

Starker

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Mar 11, 2009
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The High Ground of Texas
You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song............oh, um...sorry :sign0101:

I don't reload, so I cannot help you. I just got caught up in the moment, and...well...you know. Sorry! :banghead:
 

jasont

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Jul 17, 2008
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Houston
I use walnut to clean the brass and then corn cob with brass polish to make it shiny. An hour in the walnut media then 2 hours in the corn cob.
 

oldguy

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Mar 6, 2008
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Lizard bedding, Nu Shine car polish,dryer sheets cut in small squares to collect dirt, run until clean.
 

MadMo44Mag

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Jan 23, 2009
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Ft.Worth
For polishing corn cob is best with about 2oz of brass polish poured in it
Pour the polish in and let tumbler run about 10 minutes
Check and see if any lumps are left. If so, break them up and add brass.
Tumble about 1 hr and the brass is nice and new looking.
Use your walnut to clean 1st then tumble polish.
Been doing it that way for years.
 

cuate

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Jan 27, 2009
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Comanche Co., Texas
Shiny Brass

I have reloaded for years, never had a tumbler, wanted one but never got one. Shiny brass in my case .45ACP and .223 are much easier to find in the grass where I shoot than the dull ones.

I use a Dewalt 18V. drill and a Lee case trimmer to trim those that need it,
then a quick spin with a piece of 000 steel wool against the cartridge case and they look brand new.
 

TSU45

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Jun 6, 2008
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San Marcos, Tx
I have reloaded for years, never had a tumbler, wanted one but never got one. Shiny brass in my case .45ACP and .223 are much easier to find in the grass where I shoot than the dull ones.

I use a Dewalt 18V. drill and a Lee case trimmer to trim those that need it,
then a quick spin with a piece of 000 steel wool against the cartridge case and they look brand new.
I was thinking you were old school until the 18V drill.
 

Lmccrock

Member
Nov 7, 2008
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16
Red Rock. TX
Nu Finish and a bit of mineral spirits in the media. SHINY!

Lee
 

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