FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Ammo FAQHow to clean dirty brass ammo?
Rodolfo asked 4 months ago
Can you clean brass ammo?

6 Answers
Lewis Staff answered 4 months ago

It’s important to keep your guns and ammunition clean, especially if you plan on using them for self-defense. Not only does this ensure that they will function properly, but it also helps to prevent accidental discharge. Lead residues, dirt, and grime can all build up on brass ammo, making it difficult to clean and causing potential problems down the road.

There are a few different methods you can use to clean dirty brass ammo:

  • You can use a commercial brass cleaner.
  • You can make your cleaning solution at home.

Commercial cleaners are usually more expensive, but they may be worth the investment if you shoot frequently. To make your cleaning solution, mix one-part dish soap with two parts of water. Add a few drops of ammonia for extra cleaning power.

Soak the brass ammo in the solution for a few hours, then scrub it with a soft brush to remove any residue. Rinse the brass well with clean water and dry it thoroughly before storing it. Ammo that is not completely dry can rust, so make sure to take the extra time to dry it completely.

If you live in an area with high humidity, you may want to consider storing your brass ammo in a sealed container with desiccant packets. This will help to keep the brass dry and prevent rusting. Ammo that is exposed to moisture can also become corroded, so it’s important to take steps to protect it.

When cleaning brass ammo, always take safety precautions and wear gloves to protect your hands from the chemicals. If you are using a commercial cleaner, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. And always store your cleaned brass ammo in a safe place, out of the reach of children and pets.

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Ivan Staff answered 4 months ago

Dirty brass ammo can be a real pain to clean. But, with the right tools and a little patience, it can be done relatively easily.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A can of compressed air
  • A small brush (toothbrush size)
  • A lint-free cloth
  • A cleaning solvent
  • A tray or container to catch the solvent

First, remove the brass from the gun. If you’re shooting outdoors, a quick blast from the compressor will remove most of the dirt and powder. Once you’ve got the brass out of the gun, give it a once over with the small brush to loosen any caked-on powder or dirt.

Next, take your lint-free cloth and dampen it with the cleaning solvent. Rub the brass all over with the dampened cloth until it’s clean. You may need to use a little elbow grease to get stubborn spots clean.

Once the brass is clean, dry it off with a fresh lint-free cloth. Once it’s dry, you can apply a light coat of gun oil to help protect it from corrosion.

And that’s it! With a little time and effort, you can keep your brass clean and looking new.

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Cruz Staff answered 4 months ago

It’s important to keep your brass ammo clean, not just for aesthetic reasons but also to ensure that your gun fires properly.

How to clean dirty brass ammo?
Here are a few tips on how to clean dirty brass ammo:

1. Remove all the dirt and debris from the exterior of the brass casing using a soft brush. You can also use a soft cloth dipped in solvent to wipe away any stubborn dirt.

2. Once the exterior is clean, you can start cleaning the interior of the casing. To do this, soak the brass casings in hot water for about 20 minutes. This will loosen up any built-up residue inside the casing.

3. After soaking, use a Brass Brush to scrub away any remaining dirt or residue. Be sure to brush in the direction of the brass grain to avoid damaging the casing.

4. Rinse the brass casings in clean water and dry them off with a soft cloth.

5. Once the brass is completely dry, you can apply a small amount of gun oil to the outside of the casing. This will help protect the brass from corrosion.

You can find all the supplies you need to clean your brass ammo at your local gun shop or online.

Jordan Staff answered 4 months ago
You should always clean your brass ammo before using it to make sure it is in good condition. Depending on how dirty it is, you may need to use a different method to clean it.
Here are some tips on how to clean dirty brass ammo:
1. If the brass is only lightly soiled, you can simply wipe it down with a damp cloth.
2. If the brass is more heavily soiled, you can soak it in a solution of warm water and dish soap for 30 minutes. Afterward, scrub the brass with a soft brush and rinse it off with clean water.
3. For very dirty brass, you can soak it overnight in a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. In the morning, scrub the brass with a soft brush and rinse it off with clean water.
If your brass ammo is still not clean after following these steps, you can try using a commercial brass cleaner. Be sure to follow the instructions on the cleaner to avoid damaging your brass ammo.
 
How to clean dirty brass ammo?

Olson Staff answered 4 months ago

There are a few different ways to clean dirty brass ammo. The most common way is to simply use soap and water. You can also use a chemical cleaner. Just be sure to follow the directions on the cleaner of your choice.

If your brass is dirty, you may need to soak it in a cleaning solution for a while before scrubbing it clean. Once it’s clean, be sure to rinse it well so that any residual chemicals don’t cause problems later on.

Once your brass is clean, you can dry it with a cloth or let it air dry. Then, just store it in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use it again.

Antony Staff answered 4 months ago
There are a few different ways that you can clean dirty brass ammo:
1. One way is to use a soft brush and some soapy water.
2. Another way is to use a tumbler. This will clean the brass and make it shine like new again.
 
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