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pjames777pjames777 Senior MemberPosts: 1,421 Senior Member
Used if for the first time and I can tell there is a "red" dust inside the cartridges. Not chunks but a light dust. Can I reload without doing a second "bath" to wash out the dust? Simpleton question, I am sure, but just want to make sure that this "dust" isn't an issue. Walnut media did an outstanding job polishing up the brass. Very pleased with the results.



  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,539 Senior Member
    I just give the brass a tap before I set it in the press or the primer seater and have not noticed any problems.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    A small air compressor and a blow gun does a great job of removing walnut tumbler dust and clearing out flash holes if you're using corncob media with the primers removed. Give each case a quick blast of air as you're filling the holes in your loading blocks. If you don't want to deal with a noisy compressor, fill a portable air tank and attach the blow gun to the hose. A 100 PSI fill will clean several hundred cases.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    A dryer sheet cuts down on the dust but I never worried about the red tint inside.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,385 Senior Member
    I think it's the rouge on the media. I used it once and wiped the outside, ignored the inside. Now I use corncobs.

    If you want to remove it, get a can of "Blow Off" which is canned air for cleaning computer keyboards and other electronics. It's cheaper than an air compressor.
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  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,983 Senior Member
    They'll be fine....I've loaded on top of the red dust with no issues. A couple taps and a wipe and you're ready.
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  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Thanks, I figured it was ok but best be certain.

  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Be sure to get everything- - - -including dry case lube, off the outside of the brass. A slippery case that can't grip the chamber walls on firing can create false pressure signs like flattening lettering or stamping the impression of the ejector slot on the case head. I wipe cases down with a rag slightly moistened with lacquer thinner.
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,786 Senior Member
    I use untreated fine ground walnut media, brass is clean and nothing stuck in flash hole. I tap the case after cleaning.
    Always wipe down brass as Teach said.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    I always wash but to answer your question, no it won't hurt.
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