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Thread: What's the best Lemi-Shine?

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    I would like to see it to.

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    I use citric acid to clean bonded cores..There must be an additive in Lemi-shine that leaves a white residue on the inside of jacket and on lead core. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	205647 the one on the left is lemishine ...right, pure citric acid. These are tumbled with stainless steel pins.. Then oven dried. No amount of rinsing will eliminate the residue.. It creates a fine white dust that gets into swage dies..D

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    I use citric acid.
    " CANCER SUCKS" I swage .224, 6mm, 7mm, .308, 9mm, .40, .429. Also 9 to 30 jackets, and 9 to 9 jackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle dino View Post
    I use citric acid to clean bonded cores..There must be an additive in Lemi-shine that leaves a white residue on the inside of jacket and on lead core. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	205647 the one on the left is lemishine ...right, pure citric acid. These are tumbled with stainless steel pins.. Then oven dried. No amount of rinsing will eliminate the residue.. It creates a fine white dust that gets into swage dies..D
    I'm noticing the white residue too, going to get some pain ole citric acid and hope to skip the contamination in lemishine.
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    I think most people use Lemishine because it is simple to pick some up when you go to the grocery store. It is the citric acid in Lemishine that does the work so why not just buy the citric acid? It's better and cheaper to boot. At a tablespoon per quart of water, even a pound goes a long way. I buy it in 5lb bags because I also use it as a rust remover.

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    Thank you for that tip pretty hard to beat their pricing.
    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    for cleaning brass, I bought 100% pure food grade citric acid powder from duda diesel (a google search will get you there)
    5lbs (a lifetime supply) is like $15 shipped.
    it has many other uses as well (canning/cooking)
    Sometimes it takes a second box of boolits to clear my head.
    Feed back thread http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...?261449-jeepyj

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