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After I deprime and size, I use a sonic cleaner to clean the brass. Once done I put the wet brass in a food dehydrator to dry. Works will and I am wondering if anyone else uses this method.
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I use one of those tin foil baking pans, lined with a towel, and put in the oven at 150F.

After 20 mins I roll the brass around on the towel and put in another 20 mins.

I use a SS tumbler, but I was getting dry water spots all over the brass and it looked like crap. Since I started with the towel and rolling them around I don’t get spots anymore.
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In the summer I lay it out on a towel in the sun for a couple of hours. In the winter I lay them out on a table in front of the radiant heater in the garage overnight.
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I use one of those tin foil baking pans, lined with a towel, and put in the oven at 150F.

After 20 mins I roll the brass around on the towel and put in another 20 mins.

I use a SS tumbler, but I was getting dry water spots all over the brass and it looked like crap. Since I started with the towel and rolling them around I donít get spots anymore.
Are you using lemi shine?
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I use a dehydrator. It works really well.
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After I deprime and size, I use a sonic cleaner to clean the brass. Once done I put the wet brass in a food dehydrator to dry. Works will and I am wondering if anyone else uses this method.
I do the same thing
Works good
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Are you using lemi shine?

Yep. Still had water spots. Tried a bit more lemi-shine and it turned my brass dark.


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I use stainless pins. I rinse the cases in clean warm water and spread them on a towel. I bundle up the towel and roll and shake the cases a few times, then spread it out and run a fan over the cases for a couple hours. No spots.

FWIW, I gave up on Dawn and Lemishine and now use Blue Coral car wash/wax and Finish rinse aid. I think it gives a nicer shine that lasts much longer...
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I use stainless pins. I rinse the cases in clean warm water and spread them on a towel. I bundle up the towel and roll and shake the cases a few times, then spread it out and run a fan over the cases for a couple hours. No spots.

FWIW, I gave up on Dawn and Lemishine and now use Blue Coral car wash/wax and Finish rinse aid. I think it gives a nicer shine that lasts much longer...
I have to think you're kidding. Car wax on a cartridge case so they shine longer? I'll bet they shoot better too. FWIW .. what goes with some of you guys?
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After I deprime and size, I use a sonic cleaner to clean the brass. Once done I put the wet brass in a food dehydrator to dry. Works will and I am wondering if anyone else uses this method.

Yep, exactly as you are.
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I use stainless pins. I rinse the cases in clean warm water and spread them on a towel. I bundle up the towel and roll and shake the cases a few times, then spread it out and run a fan over the cases for a couple hours. No spots.

FWIW, I gave up on Dawn and Lemishine and now use Blue Coral car wash/wax and Finish rinse aid. I think it gives a nicer shine that lasts much longer...
Iíll have to try that.
The Lemi shine dawn combo definitely doesnít last
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Iíll have to try that.
The Lemi shine dawn combo definitely doesnít last
The other thing is if you overdo the Lemishine it actually etches and dulls your brass.
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I have to think you're kidding. Car wax on a cartridge case so they shine longer? I'll bet they shoot better too. FWIW .. what goes with some of you guys?
Gord, I am completely serious. Mucho nicer than the recommended detergent/Lemishine combo and the tiny bit of wax keeps the brass shiny for a long time.

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The other thing is if you overdo the Lemishine it actually etches and dulls your brass.
I have done that too
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I tried the dehydrator method but I left them in a little long and it made them crunchy
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I picked up the armour all wash and wax at crappy tire to try
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Gord, I am completely serious. Mucho nicer than the recommended detergent/Lemishine combo and the tiny bit of wax keeps the brass shiny for a long time.

Bruce
If you feel shiny brass is important, that's good. I don't, as none of my brass is going to a show & shine event. I simply give my brass a good session in the tumbler and call it good. If waxed, there is an extra step required to remove the wax residue prior to annealing. I just don't see the point of waxing a cartridge case for a couple of reasons but I guess that's my problem. Nothing else implied or intended.
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