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    Default Re: Rust on brass

    Quote Originally Posted by Berncly View Post
    Is that the stuff with the silver colored bullets?
    I thought mine was German, but I probably never checked.
    Mine has all kinds of corrosion on it, but mostly green, I will see if I can post a photo later.
    Yeah , some of the German surplus looks like it uses a different , perhaps cupro-nickel plating over steel jacketed bullets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berncly View Post
    Is that the stuff with the silver colored bullets?
    I thought mine was German, but I probably never checked.
    Mine has all kinds of corrosion on it, but mostly green, I will see if I can post a photo later.

    762x51 German Pack 1.jpg
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    Default Re: Rust on brass

    Doesn't look too bad. Maybe some scotch brite?

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    Default Re: Rust on brass

    Put them in a brass tumbler/cleaner/vibrator thingy for a half a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polish HG View Post
    Found this on another forum

    I have no clue

    The person bought some Malaysian Surplus and some brass casings has rust all over , not green tarnish, but orange rust

    I can't seem to download the pic of the ammo
    Brass doesn't rust. Rust is iron oxide.

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    It's better to burn out than it is to rust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    Put them in a brass tumbler/cleaner/vibrator thingy for a half a day.
    Careful with putting loaded brass in a tumbler. There are stories (probably urban legends) about tumbling live rounds and breaking up the powder or the deterrent coating. This can lead to high pressure. I don't personally believe with a limited amount of tumbling but YMMV. The corrosion in the pics don't look too bad so I would just shoot them as is (You won't blow up). If you have a problem extracting, hit the big parts of corrosion with steel wool or a scotchbright pad.

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    Is the dishwasher not an option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    Careful with putting loaded brass in a tumbler. There are stories (probably urban legends) about tumbling live rounds and breaking up the powder or the deterrent coating. This can lead to high pressure. I don't personally believe with a limited amount of tumbling but YMMV. The corrosion in the pics don't look too bad so I would just shoot them as is (You won't blow up). If you have a problem extracting, hit the big parts of corrosion with steel wool or a scotchbright pad.
    Yeah Ive heard that before. Back in the days when m2hb.net was around, we always had
    threads on the subject, turns out to be a myth. Ive tried it myself a few times or more,
    even pulled the bullet and inspected the powder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    Is the dishwasher not an option?
    Don't give me ideas...

    Actually what I would like to know is what I can do to prevent it corroding further?
    I already repacked with desiccant, is that enough?
    My ammo tends to sit around for years.
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