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Cleaning brass with SS media

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  1. MR.T.

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    Just wondering from any of you guys here that clean your brass with a wet tumbler & the stainless steel pins,
    What have you found to be the best way to separate the stainless pins from the brass?
    I haven't been using one for long, but I do like how much faster & cleaner the brass gets, but I have been using a strong magnet, I just 'swipe' the brass over the magnet neck down & the magnet pulls the stainless pins right out. Seems to work ok for me right now.
    Just wondering if there was a quicker way.
     
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    I’m using a RSBS media separator.

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    Not knocking specific media sorters as they probably work efficiently, but I don't care for a widget that's a single use item and has a bigger foot print than a multi use item. I use these, they are gold panning or prospecting tools. I use them for a lot of different uses. And they fit perfectly on five gallon buckets and stack neatly waiting to serve in new uses as they come up.[​IMG]

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    To expand a bit, this works well for me because the brass is wet and the lid contains almost reverting when I crank it. I crank it at different speeds front and back to let pins come out of the cases.
    From here, I rinse in a colander and place them in my dehydrator.
     
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    I use my Dillon separator the same way.
     
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    I’m a self professed cheap skate. I use plastic colanders from the Dollar Tree
     
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    I tried it with my Dillon and pins were launched everywhere. I do like the Dillon better for standard corn cob or walnut media, however.
     
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    Plus 1 on the media separator process. But, I rinse them in the bottom of the media separator (wear rubber gloves) until clean and the dump them back into the tumbler for storage.
     
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    I do the same. The brass is what goes in the dehydrator. I leave the pins wet sealed in the drums. 5 minute Tumble and a quick rinse before use if they have been sitting for more than a week or so.
     
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    I understand now. I rinse the brass in a container and then, much to my wife's dismay, they go in the clothes drier on a dryer rack.
     
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