Cheap additive for corn cob media?

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  1. hillbillydruggist

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    any suggestions?

    thanks
     
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  4. Dusty Stevens

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    Powerball metal polish from autozone
     
  5. waltkrafft

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    I bought a case of Dillons shine. Seemed expensive at the time. That was over 10 years ago and i still have plenty. A little goes a looong ways.
     
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  6. hillbillydruggist

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    i am going to try that today
     
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    NuFinish car wax
     
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    you got part of it right, BUT IT IS NOT A WAX.
    it is a POLISH.
    and it is the cats meow for clean shiney brass.
    about 1/2 the cost of gun industry "brass polish".
    Walmart/car parts places/online

     
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    I "always" understood that Brasso contains ammonia and it can cause season cracking in brass (a really bad thing that you want to avoid).

    I use either Nufinish or Mothers Brazilian Carnauba cleaner wax. I like the smell and dispenser top of the Mothers better, but the Nufinish is lower viscosity and mixes in quicker with your media. But I only use the 20-40 sieve size corncob which is very small grit size (but it never gets caught in the flash hole).
     
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  10. T-shooter

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    Use RCBS walnut media. It cleans much faster, circulates better in a tumbler, and it comes with a pack of powdered polishing compound. The brass couldn't get any more shiny unless you ran them on a buffing wheel.
     
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    I vote for NuFinish. Shinnnnney Brass. Just my two cents. Tommy Mc.
     
  12. 338 dude

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    I use white diamond metal polish and you can get that for most any auto parts store
     
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    DuPont #7 auto polish.
     
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    no one in the once fired brass world uses walnut, they all use fine ground corncob. cheaper and it works.
     
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    Why add anything? It works fine as is.
     
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    The rcbs powder case polish works. It is cheap and last, don't have to add each time. I don't know what it actually is. I have not used any of the other stuff mentioned to compare it to.
     
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    A cap or two of mineral spirits, cleans up carbon and wakes up dried out polish.
     
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    I've tried both and it works for me. Some brands of the walnut aren't very good. Don't know if it's the size? The RCBS circulates very well, other's doesn't and seem to produce a lot of dust. The only problem is at least half the cases will have a piece stuck in the primer hole.

    All the once fired brass I've bought in the past were cleaned with steel pins and were clean inside.
     
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    Is that the red stuff? That's jeweller's rouge; used (in a different form) to dress polishing wheels to shine up bracelets and rings and stuff. Basically really finely ground rust particles. Jewellers use it mixed with tallow.
     
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    I am at the end of my IOSSO polish that I have been using for years. I will try the recommended stuff early in this thread.

    Red walnut stuff- I was uncomfortable with this, fearing there will be some residue winding up in my chamber and down the barrel a bit.

    Dryer sheet should get rid of ambient dust particles.

    Particles getting stuck in the flash hole- It takes about four minutes per 100 cases to clear the clogs of the corn cob with a very small screwdriver or one of the tiny Allen wrenches on the tiny end of your set. They work great for this purpose.
     
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