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Tumbling with steel pins

Camelfilter

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Pins bigger than the FART oem pins might solve all/some of the pin problems mentioned in this thread:
I haven't tried these...yet.

Has anyone switched to these :s0153:
:D
I’ve never used standard pins, just the egg shaped type media.

Here’s a random google grabbed picture of the egg shaped type (on the left) vs pins:

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fredball

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Been doing it stainless media for years just be sure your media is not all the same and all are rounded no sharp adges
 
If you go this way don't go cowboy with the lemishine and soap. A little bit goes a long way for clean, shinny brass.

Your first batch you will see all of the black crap in dirty water that you dospose of.
After I drain the dirty water off I add clean water & swish it around & dump it then add clean water again and let it go another ten minutes on the tumble.
The water will be gray. You will have really clean brass.
With walnut hulls or corncob media your never get rid of the waste you will see in the dirty water.

Be advised you will find them little stainless steel pins places you never thought they would be.
A magnet with a release is needed.

I use a cap of armorall wash & wax & about half a teaspoon of lemishine.
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I use the same soap. Limi shine is citric acid so I just buy that. 2lbs of the stuff from Walmart $9. I prob will take 10yrs to use it up!

I use just less than a 9mm case full per load in the Franklin tumbler. NOTE everyone’s water has a different pH. Some will need more citric acid some will need less. I think my non scientific 9mm is prob about the same as the half teaspoon. But someone on a well or living in AZ will have different pH. Just plan on adjusting your mix for what works best for your water.



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Dyjital

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Properly inspecting brass after a cleaning removes the stuck pin theory.

I get some, but proper brass inspection does find them. May try a smaller pin diameter at some point though or the “chips” style.

I started cleaning with dry media and didn’t get the results I desired. First wet media tumble I was hooked.
 
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If you go this way don't go cowboy with the lemishine and soap. A little bit goes a long way for clean, shinny brass.

Your first batch you will see all of the black crap in dirty water that you dospose of.
After I drain the dirty water off I add clean water & swish it around & dump it then add clean water again and let it go another ten minutes on the tumble.
The water will be gray. You will have really clean brass.
With walnut hulls or corncob media your never get rid of the waste you will see in the dirty water.

Be advised you will find them little stainless steel pins places you never thought they would be.
A magnet with a release is needed.

I use a cap of armorall wash & wax & about half a teaspoon of lemishine.
View attachment 610603
I actually don't use lemishine anymore, a nice solid squirt of Dawn and two hours of tumbling for pistol and three hours for rifle makes brass look brand new.
 

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