Quick, cheap, and easy way to clean brass/steel pistol and rifle cartridges for reloading? Requires no: ...Tumblers ...Sonic Cleaners ...Expensive chemicals Got some Coke? That is right; common/full strength/undiluted can of Coke and 1/2 tspn dishwashing soap, mix together, let your brass stew in it for an hour . . . Then remove, soak in water with a little baking soda to neutralize, rinse again - and voila! Must rinse well; will not remove any lacquer/sealer. Maybe it will, if soaked for longer periods. Works a little better if you heat up the Coke in the microwave before you give the shells their 1 hour bath. Remove the spent primers first, and it will clean out the flash hole too. No live or dud primers - a must! I can of Coke = 50 9mm pistol cartridges (for my Taurus) Anyone tried this yet? The mild level of phosphoric acid found in Coke is the trick here. Be interesting to see how it works with an ultrasonic tank; gonna try that soon too . . . Have a Coke . . .