Another reason not to use steel pins for cleaning brass

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Re: Another reason not to use steel pins for cleaning brass

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SubRosa wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:15 pm
A commercial shop in Phoenix uses glacial acetic acid & water. Works fast, they say without harm.

I guess that is exotic vinegar, in a rubber-lined cement mixer, of all things.

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Glacial acetic acid is 99.5% pure acetic acid. Vinegar is 5 to 20% acetic acid. My wife, minor is chemistry and taught it in high school, says the glacial acetic acid is very unstable and should only be used and stored in a professional environment.

I use the agricultural vinegar 20% to clean rust off of cast iron cookware. and as a herbicide. Wearing protective clothing rubber gloves and a face shield. Get a little of that on your skin and you know it immediately. You probably could use vinegar instead of citric acid to clean the brass.
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Re: Another reason not to use steel pins for cleaning brass

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So as a fan of the steel pins method I'm curious why this was an issue related to cleaning with steel. Or is more about wet tumbling?

Of course, keeping caliber separate solves the issue.

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Wet tumbling with mixed brass.
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