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All processed and sorted for the size to reload and I tossed it back in the tumbler to clean off the lube residue. Just tossed a cap..maybe a cap and a half of Blue Coral car wash...no Dawn or citric acid ( Glisten brand, cheaper than Lemishine)...

Not real happy with just the car wash result. They came out with a definite OD green cast. I thought about just drying them and keeping them for loading, but decided to put them back tumbling with the Blue Coral, Dawn, Glisten and pins. I hope they come out brassy this time.

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Interesting outcome. Have you used the Glisten brand before?

There's just something purty about shiny brass! :)
 

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Interesting outcome. Have you used the Glisten brand before?

There's just something purty about shiny brass! :)
This is the first bottle I've bought. It's like the one shown here, but I don't think it was that expensive. I tried it because it was cheaper than the LemiShine that was also offered at that store. (maybe Menards? local area home improvement)

https://www.amazon.com/Glisten-Detergent-Booster-Freshener-Oz/dp/B007I88WH0

The greenish brass was a result of the Blue Coral only and was a surprise because I expected that brass which was already pretty clean would come out like new.

I loaded it back into the tumbler with less car wash, a small squirt of Dawn and a dash of the Glisten. I dumped and rinsed it after a long hour before I went to bed lat noght and it looks great now...shiny and golden.
 
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Not sure about Blue Coral, but many car wash liquids also contain a water soluble wax. Not saying it's what caused the discoloration, but I'm also wondering if loading brass with a slight wax coating might cause other unexpected results? No real reasoning, just thinking out loud, so to speak.
 

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That happened to a buddy of mine, he use some degreaser to clean the pins, next load came out fine.

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Hmmmmmmm. Ham.



Seriously, as long as there hasn't been a chemically induced change to the brass that will make it split or the heads to separate, the green tint isn't more than a cosmetic irritation.
 

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All processed and sorted for the size to reload and I tossed it back in the tumbler to clean off the lube residue. Just tossed a cap..maybe a cap and a half of Blue Coral car wash...no Dawn or citric acid ( Glisten brand, cheaper than Lemishine)...

Not real happy with just the car wash result. They came out with a definite OD green cast. I thought about just drying them and keeping them for loading, but decided to put them back tumbling with the Blue Coral, Dawn, Glisten and pins. I hope they come out brassy this time.

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SOOOOO!
Just what do you have against OD GREEN???
 

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