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Thread: Stainless tumbling recipes

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    Stainless tumbling recipes

    A little while ago i made a tumbler and brought some media. Up until now ive used washing up liquid (good squirt of) and a bit of citric acid (because i read somwhere that was a good thing to do). All the recipies i see online call for lemishine, dish soap etc. what is everyone else using in the uk? Im getting patchy results and am just wondering if there are any good products that will be available in your average sized supermarket that may improve things?

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    I've yet to buy a tumbler, but I get good results soaking brass in a solution made with with salt, washing-up liquid and a splash of vinegar in hot water
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

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    Barrel Brite, unbelievable results.

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    food grade crystalline citric acid

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    A good strong squirt of Jif lemon juice, a splash of carex liquid soap & let it roll.
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    Well I use Lemishine, but I have also washed brass in the washing machine, come out nice and clean using normal non bio washing powder.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    food grade crystalline citric acid

    Its the active ingredient of Lemishine! ;-) (
    Last edited by Dorsettaff; 23-02-2015 at 11:14.

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    Citric acid (very small amount to avoid staining the brass) Tablespoon of washing up liquid (Ecover) gets cases shiny bright.
    Rinse in cold water - not hot as that stains them too & they come out golden rather than bright yellow.


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    And if you put them in the oven to dry they turn pink
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

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    actually I suspect that is the copper coming through to the surface

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