Drying brass

Just got done drying 300 Blk brass in the oven at 180 F. What are your guys drying technique after ultrasonic cleaning? Also if you have any used brass send it my way :wink:

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I’ve never tried ultrasonic.

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Spread out in a cardboard flat and laying in the sun.

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You got more patience than I do! @jtallen83

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nothing like sun ripened brass

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I put it in a sock dryer bag and whirl it around for 2 or 3 minutes then I stick it in my brass dryer and tumble dry it.

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Ever tried putting it in a oven @Sarge4206th

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too slow :stuck_out_tongue:

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Shoot, I get out the oxy-acetylene torch and “Flame on dude!”

Juliet Kilo :grin:

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Never tried ultrasonic, but tons of it wet tumbling with media. After separating the wet media, toss the wet brass back into dry corncob and run it for a few hours. Does the best job of drying and polishing. First time I did it I knew it was going to be the worst mess I’d ever seen, but surprisingly, it isn’t. Does a fantastic job.

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My new electric range has a warm function runs about 160 degree F. I have my own cookie sheet, wife demanded it, Let it go for 30 mins and shut it off and let it cool down works great

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I also use the oven. You can go hotter than 180°, hot enough to boil the water off. Just don’t go hot enough to anneal the brass.

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Bent up a 1/4" screen about he size of a box fan, laying flat on the fan almost 4 sq ft of area dries 2-3 hrs works good.

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I’m lazy and used to shoot way too much to do much of this.
I just clean brass with some household stuff, like vinegar and maybe some small amount of brass cleaner.
Then just put it in the oven at a about 100 degrees or so.
Not enough to discolor the brass, though, as that might weaken it.
Done and finished.
See how simple life can be?

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Or use a cement mixer like Jerry Miculek.

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lol, sounds right

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Ever try not cleaning it at all? :wink:

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Hard on the dies my friend.

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greetings… do i introduce here? any way this is the drying table i use for brass. it is perforated shelves and i run a fan on it after a wet tumble. interesting idea to put them from a wet tumble right into the walnut. i use a 65lb rock tumbler and a tread mill i cut up for the tumbler. it holds about 1k of 223 or blkout

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