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Thread: Woolite sub

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    Boolit Master
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    May 2010
    central texas

    Woolite sub

    Anyone have a cheaper alternative to woolite for their tumbler to get lanolin off their brass using ss pins?

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    Boolit Master
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    Aug 2005
    South Jersey
    mineral spirits solvent

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    Boolit Master
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    Dec 2016
    Dawn dish soap and a hot water rinse.

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    Aug 2005
    Cypress, Republic of Texas
    I go a different way

    squirt some 70% alcohol on an old towel

    dump the brass or completed cartridges on the towel, fold it into thirds, longway and see-saw the towel back and forth. do this about 10 times to remove the lanolin
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    Boolit Master dbosman's Avatar
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    Feb 2013
    East Lansing, MI, USA
    I use the same tumbler (wet or dry) and run crushed nut shell media, to remove the lanolin. I do add a nice splash of mineral spirits to the media. Couple of hours and the lanolin is gone. Another hour or so with fresh media and NuFinish to preserve the surface.

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    Boolit Buddy SODAPOPMG's Avatar
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    Mar 2013
    Florida panhandle
    dawn ,lemi shine, pins, water tumble for 2 hours brass will be clean and lanolin free
    if you tumble too long the lanolin will homogenize with the water and coat everything with
    a green slime. if this happens refill with the same ingredients and add 1 cup of flour and tumble for 1 hour
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    Apr 2010
    Thomasville North Carolina
    I clean my rifle brass with ss pins, dawn and lemishine, then lube with lanolin, then into another tumbler barrel with car wash and wax to remove the lanolin, no ss pins for the second tumble. Works for me.

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    Boolit Bub
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    Aug 2007
    Broken Arrow, OK
    5lbs SS pins in 15lb tumbler with up to 8lb of brass.
    2 tbl spoons of Dawn
    2 tbl spoons of Lemishine
    1 gal water
    2hrs of tumble does the job

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