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    Thanks for the answers, Tom.

    What does a chelating agent do for us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MistWolf View Post
    What does a chelating agent do for us?
    It sort of binds to metal ions, reducing their reactivity, and making them easier to remove. I suspect in this case it helps with lead cleanup/removal. I’m neither a reloader nor a chemist, so my description might suck.

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    Thanks again, Tom.
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    I can’t recall who recommended it in a previous thread but a 5 minute “pre wash” with just hot water will do wonders to get the big stuff off the cases before you put the soap/lemishine in for the long wash.

    A 5 minute pre wash, followed by a 1 hour Dawn/Lemishine wash with fresh, hot water (no pins) makes my brass look cleaner and brighter than hours of vibratory cleaning.


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    I dropped mine off at a friends bourse who doubted me, and swore his vibratory tumbler can’t be beat (small Dillon). He had approximately 4-5000 cases to clean, which he estimated would take 8-10 cycles.

    He tumbled a load for 4 hours, then we loaded up the fart and ran it for 30 minutes. The brass came out cleaner than what he had been doing. All of his cases are cleaned after 2 cycles with the fart as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep45238 View Post
    I dropped mine off at a friends bourse who doubted me, and swore his vibratory tumbler can’t be beat (small Dillon). He had approximately 4-5000 cases to clean, which he estimated would take 8-10 cycles.

    He tumbled a load for 4 hours, then we loaded up the fart and ran it for 30 minutes. The brass came out cleaner than what he had been doing. All of his cases are cleaned after 2 cycles with the fart as well.


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    After going to wet tumbling, I'll never go back to a vibratory tumbler.. it's faster, cleaner, and gives better results.. Besides after going through 2 large Dillon tumblers (motors burnt out in both) I'm convinced that the vibratory tumblers are designed to fail after a bit of useage, forcing you to buy another. I mean, look at how they all work, the motor is bolted to the bottom of the bowl, at the other end of the motor is a weight bolted to the motor's shaft which causes the vibration when it's running, it's also putting alot of stress on the shafts bearings. In the case if the Dillon tumblers, I took the motor from mine and went to a local motor repair shop to see if it could be rebuilt, nope, it was shot, they tried to order a new one as it was made by Emerson Electric. Emerson told them that, that motor was proprietary, made and sold to one customer..Dillion.. Dillon wanted $110 plus shipping to "rebuild" one of mine, I figured if I went that route, I'd be better off buying a new one, so that's when I decided to give wet tumbling a try.. Best move I ever made.. the wore out dillion tumblers are going out in the trash..
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    Turns Out, Lemi Shine is for use in the dishwasher...

    Quote Originally Posted by mmc45414 View Post
    I use the hive preferred Armor-All and citric acid and they look great and load smooth.
    Don't know how or where (probably FB...), but I tripped over some link that informed me that an intended use of Lemi Shine/citric acid is eliminating chalky white residue in the dishwasher, typically associated with hard water. Tried it and it works great, pleasing the cohabitant a great deal, who had been grumbling about us needing a new dishwasher. Since this is a technical sub forum, I am posting cause I figure many other members probably have well water like we do.

    In related news, a few weeks ago she wanted to wash her car and asked me "What soap have you been using to wash the cars?"
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    Long time reloader here. Long time tumbler. If I go to the FART, tell m about "drying" the brass. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by punkey71 View Post
    I can’t recall who recommended it in a previous thread but a 5 minute “pre wash” with just hot water will do wonders to get the big stuff off the cases before you put the soap/lemishine in for the long wash.

    A 5 minute pre wash, followed by a 1 hour Dawn/Lemishine wash with fresh, hot water (no pins) makes my brass look cleaner and brighter than hours of vibratory cleaning.
    I do a heavy first wash and then an Armorall only hour long rinse, pretty much the same results.

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