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Posted: 5/28/2002 7:49:21 PM EDT
I ordered 3 (lol) rounds of .50 Cal from CheaperThanDirt.com. One is ball, one is tracer, and the other is blue incendiary.

None of them are shiney, and pretty tarnished.

Any quick/easy ways to shine them up? I want them for display mainly...


Link Posted: 5/28/2002 7:56:36 PM EDT
Brasso and a rag
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 7:58:11 PM EDT
Brasso and a rag
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Where can I find brasso? How about something that could be found in an auto parts store???
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 7:58:26 PM EDT
Tarn-X - available at the local hardware store and some grocery stores too.
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 7:59:42 PM EDT
How about "Taco Bell" hot sauce???  It always worked on pennies as a kid.


I am just kidding...
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 8:00:08 PM EDT
Brasso..  At a hardware store or Wallyworld
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 8:09:28 PM EDT
Mothers Alloy Mag Polish. It seems to cut the tarnish better than brasso, and it leaves a brighter shine. Does wonders on brass paint ball barrels.
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 8:14:54 PM EDT
Any kind of polishing compound, or rubbing compound, or even car wax, if you work it enough.  Go see what's in your garage first.
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 8:35:08 PM EDT
I second Mothers Alloy Mag Polish.  Everytime I have used it, it worked great.

Link Posted: 5/28/2002 10:37:41 PM EDT
a piece of paper and some elbo grease. Brasso works wonders though..
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 10:54:44 PM EDT
If they’re really tarnished, start with 0000 steel wool, which will give a dull shine.  Then use the Brasso for a brighter shine.

However, Brasso contains ammonia, which weakens brass.  Once you’ve used it on these rounds, they should be considered unshootable.
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 11:00:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/29/2002 12:15:01 AM EDT
However, Brasso contains ammonia, which weakens brass. Once you’ve used it on these rounds, they should be considered unshootable.
Bull shit,I brasso all my sniper ammo.
Brasso and a buffen wheel, make brass shiny like silver.
The U.S.ARMY is brasso best frend.
Link Posted: 5/29/2002 1:42:09 AM EDT

Also works great on Damascus knives.[}:)]
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