Can you use NU finish on brass?
Yes. I use a half capful with every tumble of my brass. I run the tumbler for a few minutes to let the nu finish mix in with the media before I add brass.
How long does brass tumbling media last?
We have found that most corn cob media will last about 10-15 runs before needing replaced. One tip to make it last a little longer is to cut up dryer sheets into small pieces and put them in the tumbler while it is running. The dryer sheet pieces will collect some of the fine dirt that is cleaned off the casings.
How do you make brass shiny?
Combine the juice of half a lemon with a teaspoon of baking soda and stir until it becomes a paste. Apply the paste with a soft cloth. If the tarnish is heavy, let the piece sit with the paste on it for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry.
Can you polish brass ammo?
Polishing the brass is my favorite step in reloading. Since I have not bought any new ammo in years, my brass casings come from range pickups and reusing my own. These are tarnished, dirty and sooty, but they will clean up into treasure.
What is a brass tumbler?
A reloading tumbler is a device used to spin or jostle used brass casings along with a cleaning agent and media in order to remove contaminants. Tumblers clean casings and prep your brass for the reloading process. There are two different types of tumblers; wet and dry.
What is the difference between corn cob and walnut media?
Walnut shell is a much harder material than corn cob and it has sharper points and edges needed to abrade tarnish from the brass.
How do you not dull brass?
Can never-dull be used to polish any type of metal? This product is for use with all metal surfaces, including silver, gold, brass, copper, pewter, steel, and chromium. For best results, use a small piece of wadding, rub surface until all dirt is removed, and finish by buffing with a soft dry cloth.
What media is best for cleaning brass?
When it comes to dry media you essentially have two options; corn cob and walnut. Corn cob is best for brass that is less tarnished and does not need too much polishing, whereas walnut is best for your dirtier, more tarnished brass.
How much brass can you put in a tumbler?
After the water and media is in the tumbler, you have about 2-4 lbs. left for brass. This is for the 17 pound capacity tumbler.