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Posted: 3/14/2001 2:56:41 PM EDT
Is there I way that you can make semi-clean ammo shine like new?


Link Posted: 3/14/2001 3:26:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 3:48:07 PM EDT
Thanks for that detailed info there beer slayer..lol..

where can I get some, and how much?

and for the record, "shinny" = "shiney"
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 4:03:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 4:12:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 4:35:13 PM EDT
Flitz- made by our friends in Germany.

Thanks also for the great HK guns.
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 4:56:02 PM EDT
Thanks Troy!

I'll try that steal woll.. If it doesnt work.. I have have to resort to that "brasso" stuff..

This ammo is going to be put into a display case, and wont be fired..so it shouldnt be taht big of a problem..

Link Posted: 3/14/2001 5:00:01 PM EDT
I had heard that if your ammo smells like ammonia, that you should not use it. True?
I love the way the commercial guys have to polish their ammo. Who cares?
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 5:58:05 PM EDT
Go to your local auto parts store, maybe Walmart and look for a small can labeled Wadding Polish.  I know Eagle brand makes some and possible others.  It is a can of cotton stuff with polish on it, rip out a chunck and rub the brass and in a few seconds whola, shiney new bullets.

Link Posted: 3/14/2001 6:16:03 PM EDT
Thanks! I'll have to try that!

My father owns 6 Napa Auto Parts stores, so it shouldn't be a problem getting it! :-)

(I new he'd come in handy one of these days..lol)
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 8:14:31 PM EDT
If you can find one of the old Herters shell drill adapters, it's a three part shell holder (a shell "chuck" would be more accurate) on one end, & a short hex shaft to fit an electric drill on the other (RCBS made one for a while too).
Flitz, "0000" wool, or white rubbing compound (Like Troy said - NO ammonia) will do exactly what you want. They not only take 1/10 the time to do, but look 10 times better. The one Lee has out now is CHEAP, & would be perfect if you can hold a complete cartridge (with the primer) in it.

Course you could swipe 3" of your dad's tubing, put it on the cartridge base, & gently chuck it in a 1/2" drill,,,,, this really does work nice - the things'll look a lot better than the day they were made, incredibly shiny! "0" wool, or 600 W&D gives a very fine machined look, but still very shiny.

Link Posted: 3/14/2001 8:31:19 PM EDT
I'll look into that!! :)

Thanks for the help guys!
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 8:45:50 PM EDT
I use blue magic or mothers aluminum polish on a cotton rag.Remember you only need a small amount
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 10:36:59 PM EDT
Ketchup yep thats right.It has a mild acid in it that will take off tarnish.Put it on and let it set awhile.Then spray a clear coat of laqer on to keep it shiny.If its very heavy you might need to use the steel wool a little.
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