4-star premium brass polish.

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after extensive testing, formulated & blended right here in the usa, introducing:

sgt. creed 4-star brass polish
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31x32 proudly made in the usa

Yes...this is made in the USA! Brass test samples were picked up from local public and private ranges. The testing was primarily done on brass that was heavily oxidized and discolored by the annealing process. .223 and .308 made up the majority of the samples because they were the hardest to clean. With the variety of manufacturers and intensity of the annealing, the .223 was probably the most difficult. The case body was fairly simple. It is the annealed neck where actual chemical change in the brass takes place. After months of testing by professional and amateur reloaders, the formula was perfected. Some of the folks who help formulate this product have extensive backgrounds in chemical applications. All had a hand in the testing of the product, from varying points of view, not to mention amateur, professional and hobby reloaders, range safety officers!

31x32 hard fact about brass

According to Wikipedia, Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. Brass is susceptible to stress corrosion cracking, especially from ammonia or substances containing or releasing ammonia. The problem is sometimes known as season cracking after it was first discovered in brass cartridge cases used for rifle ammunition during the 1920s in the Indian Army. The problem was caused by high residual stresses from cold forming of the cases during manufacture, together with chemical attack from traces of ammonia in the atmosphere. The cartridges were stored in stables and the ammonia concentration rose during the hot summer months, so initiating brittle cracks. The problem was resolved by annealing the cases, and storing the cartridges elsewhere.

31x32 "no" ammonia compounds

Yes......it made them harder to clean and polish. I was trying to save both time and money it took to clean and polish my brass. After compounding many different products it was found that, additional time was all that this formula needed. Go watch a race and then go out and check, (remember "watched pots"). When experimenting with other products, some with a heavier abrasive, they failed to provide the finish on the cases. With Profilometer testing (for finish) and careful dimensional measurement, found that the additional time, and the choice of abrasive caused no dimensional changes using 4-Star. What it did do, was provide a finish that I'd only see with a buffing wheel and jewelers rouge. Also you will notice that after time, (many months), the original color will slowly return. More than that, it's the most natural color of the brass.


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helpful hints: & tips

for the bench top vibratory cleaner, & walnut shell


3 - 5 lbs. walnut shell or comfortable level. 2.5 to 5 lbs. brass.

3 to 5 tsp. of 4 Star. "Add the 4 Star to the media before adding the cases." I prefer the results of Ground English Walnut shell. Based on my load weight and cycle speed, my results are extremely good. The smaller particle size and slightly heavier density, appear better at cleaning out the primer pockets. Initially, I add approximately 1 Teaspoon of "4 Star" per 1 lb. of media. (You'll notice it's fairly thick. (I did that to keep it from being absorbed by the Corn Cob Media.) Let it run until the clumping subsides, usually about 3 to 5 minutes, then add the brass. Run Time is up to you and the brass. Average time, based on weight, and cycles per second would be less than 3 hours. Some folks prefer to make them look like jewelry. Let it run until you get the finish you want. Add "4 Star" when you see the cycle times extend. Media should last 4 to 6 times longer than with your other polishes. One tester reported 25 cycles on shell and it was still working well. A light buffing with untreated cob, larger grind, when complete, for about 2 to 3 minutes is like buffing the wax. I always have pans of media around for testing etc.

vibratory cleaner, corn cob, small grind.

Corn Cob, approx. 2.5 to 5 lbs. (Less dense than Walnut Shell).Same Brass loading, 2.5 to 5 lbs. Fill the bowl to a comfortable level. Same amount of "4 Star", 5 Teaspoons but… think of the corn cob as the applicator when you polish and wax the truck. "4 Star" is thick enough to keep it from being totally absorbed by the dry and porous cob, but you will have to add a little more in the initial application to allow for some absorption. Remember, there is a wax like substance in the polish to act as a lubricant on tooling. A light buffing with untreated cob, larger grind, when complete, for about 2 to 3 minutes is like buffing the wax. Try it.

tumbler type: commercial size:

Approx.3.5 Cu.Ft. 200 Lb. Cap. Pedestal Mount, @ 60 to 70 RPM. Fill with 50 Lb. Bag of Walnut Shell. Add 4 to 6 oz. "4 Star", allow mixing, usually 2 to 3 Min. Add up to 5 Gal. pail of Range Brass. Run time approx. 3 to 4 hours. If oxidized badly allow an additional hour or two. At first keep an eye on the process to get a feel for the runtimes. It works more quickly than competitors but still has needs time to process. Also, I always remove my brass from the media separator with gloved hands. It was a habit because of the ammonia hydroxide in other products. Now I do it just to maintain the luster, and keep the acid from my fingerprints, off the brass.

With Corn Cob double the initial amount of 4 Star. Some will be absorbed, and the rest will go to coat the larger particles. Trust me you will not be wasting it. It will be available for use as you continue to use it. Still the product can be a bit of a pain. It does contain certain hydrocarbon solvents which do evaporate and cause "planking" (flattening) of the bottle sides. Please keep the bottle sealed, and shake well before applying to media. It's thick and heavy. I could have added more water and kept it free flowing longer. If you have to you can add a little water (with a little vinegar) to the container It will help get the last of it out. I didn't want to sell you water, if you could add it later. The active ingredients in the compound are absolutely necessary to the final product. There are no useless fillers.

if it doesn't have to be in there……. it isn't.

You will notice that after time, (months) the original color will slowly return. More than that, it's the most natural color of the brass.

4-Star Brass Polish

how to buy

available at the fine dealers listed below:


young enterprises youngs enterprise

Reloading Supplies
455 N. Volusia Ave.
Orange City, FL 32763
386-804-8562
www.youngsenterprises.com

4-Star Brass Polish space coast bullets, llc

4250 Dow Rd. Suite 307
Melbourne, FL 32934
321-259-3044
www.spacecoastbullets.com

zls precision ammunition zls precision ammunition

Edgewater, Florida
386-314-7410 or 386-314-5963
Darrin Ziegler / Kenny Mims Owners
darrinziegler@ymail.com

young enterprises foxfire shooting sports llc

Reloading Supplies
Apopka, Florida
407-619-3667 Business
Larry Phillips
www.FoxfireSS.com

young enterprises independent guns & ammo sales

P.O. Box 373
Cairo, GA 39828
229-378-8192
Denny Powell

young enterprises reloading den

College Grove, TN
615-761-4633
Greg Smith
reloadingden@yahoo.com

the outpost armory the outpost armory

"Home of the Barrett 50"
5435 Miller Lane
Christiana, TN 37037
Ph: 615-867-6789
Fax: 315-848-1373
www.theoutpostarmory.com
mail@theoutpostarmory.com

shooters supply smyrna shooters supply

1401 So. Ridgewood
Edgewater FL. 32132
Ph: 386-423-1728
Toll-Free: 800-424-9352
Sales@ShootersSupply.com

southeast reloading supply southeast reloading supplies

5656 Isabelle Ave. Suite 13
Port Orange, FL. 32127
Cell: 386-682-0465
Toll-Free: 855-957-6884
www.southeastreloadingsupply.com

Trident Weaponry trident weaponry

1470 Kastner Place
Sanford, FL 32771
Ben Kurth
Ph: 407-603-5230
www.tridentweaponry.com

Brass by Bill LLC brass by bill llc

521 Urbandale Dr.
Moberly, MO 65270
William Stoldt
Ph: 660-998-5850
www.brassbybill.com

Spray and Pray Reloading spray and pray reloading

12141 US Hwy. 98
Sebring, FL 33876
Shird S. Moore II
Ph: 863-655-1010
www.sprayandprayreloading.com/

Down Range Ammo down range ammo

402 Wildwood Ave.
SW Palmbay, FL 32908
Steve Harvey
Ph: 321-345-6906
info@downrangeammo.net

RHS Firearms rhs firearms llc

5656 Isabella Ave. Suite 1
Port Orange, FL 32127
Joseph Rood
www.rhsfirearms.com
joseph.rood@rhsfirearms.com

Vet Made Ammo vet made ammo llc

4460 Nashville Hwy.
Chapel Hill, TN 37034
931-637-5015
Kenny Yates
www.vetmadeammo.net
vetmadellc@gmail.com


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