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Case prep question

Who out there is using ultra sonic cleaners for preping your brass. I have been doing a lot of reading about them and they seem to be fast easy and very efficient with the right chemical. I was reading that guys were making the own recipes for the chemicals used in the cleaner. And I know u don't get the buffing affect of a tumbler and corn media bit they remove all dirt.powder and everything Also guys were using a cheaper harbor freight cleaner coming in at half price instead of the reloading brand named ones. Any experience with these or advice would be greatly appreciate. Thanks
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All I know is Brasso works for me. It does take a little time though.
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just use a 50 - 50 mix of water and white vinegar. Run it for about 40 minutes, when you take it out of the solution immediately put your cases into a water water with baking soda, that will stop the acid reaction from the vinegar. Rinse out your ultra sonic cleaner then dump your shells in with the baking soda water and run that for 15 to 20 minutes. next step is run it with plain tap water for 15 minutes. Some guys use a final time though with distilled water, you could probably get away with tap water but I just use distilled and they turn out great.

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Yea those cases look awesome. What brand of cleaner do u have?
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I bought a used Branson from ebay, I think it's a model 1510. If your not in a hurry you should be able to get one for around $100. I'll look tomorrow and make sure thats the model #
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just use a 50 - 50 mix of water and white vinegar. Run it for about 40 minutes, when you take it out of the solution immediately put your cases into a water water with baking soda, that will stop the acid reaction from the vinegar. Rinse out your ultra sonic cleaner then dump your shells in with the baking soda water and run that
for 15 to 20 minutes. next step is run it with plain tap water for 15 minutes. Some guys use a final time though with distilled water, you could probably get away with tap water but I just use distilled and they turn out great.

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This works great. Also I do mine 50-50 in the WASH MACHINE, I tie 20 - 25 in a large sock/ socks then run 50-50 cold low followed with a run through rinse cycle, also a great solution to keep your drains open.

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Thanks for the info guys
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