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Old October 24, 2001, 07:03 AM   #1
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How Much Blue Coral polish to add to tumbler?

Hi all,

I'm one of the Guinea Pigs who built the home-built tumbler. One thing that doesn't come with the home built version is an instruction booklet!

I was wondering how much of the Blue Coral car polish I would add to approx. 4 lbs of media to get the shells shiny? I sqirted in a tablespoon or two last night and the shells turned out fairly well, it's just that there is still powder burns around the mouths of the shells. By the way, I tumbled them for 2 hours.

Should the media be moist at all from the polish? Mine was bone dry.

Thanks!
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Old October 24, 2001, 07:08 AM   #2
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MILLIONS OF CASES

Recommend Dillon Rapid Polish.
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Old October 24, 2001, 09:09 AM   #3
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I never tried Blue Coral but have used Armoral with Wal-Mart pet bedding (ground corn cobs) in my Lyman turbo twin. I turn the bottle upside down and give it 2 "glugs". you know the bottle goes glug, glug . The media is kinda moist and it cleans like a whistle. I had about 500 empty 30-06 cases from CMP and some were really dirty...............I had to do 4 batches because of the amount, but it only took about an hour per batch and they looked better than new.
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Old October 24, 2001, 11:45 AM   #4
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Weshoot...

Dillon Rapid Polish is RUMORED to be repackaged Blue Coral car wash/wax! I thought I'd give it a try anyway.
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Old October 24, 2001, 11:51 AM   #5
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ArmorAll? As in the protectant? Wild!

I'll try your glug measurement tonight!

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Old October 24, 2001, 04:39 PM   #6
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Blarneystone,
It isn't the carwash/wax. It is the old style Blue Coral Wax which is a creamy consistency. The carwash/wax is more like water that I have seen at Walmart. I haven't seen the old formula of Blue Coral in years. I think the closest thing now would be their Self Wax No Buff Car Wax.

I have used Meguiars Cleaner Wax in a pinch. Spare stuff on the shelf kinda thing. Why not go first class!

I prefer the Midway stuff personally, but my last case ran out and they have changed their shipping policies. So, fortunately, I have a Dillon dealer in town and picked up a case of the Dillon stuff and he gave me the case qnty price break. Gotta pay tax but no shipping.
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Old October 24, 2001, 05:43 PM   #7
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Blarneystone, sorry for not further explaining...........its not the stuff you spray on tires or the dashboard but rather Armorall Car Wax. I checked a lot of the waxes in Wal Mart and it was one that had no ammonia in it.
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Old October 24, 2001, 06:41 PM   #8
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I use maybe a half glug of Turtle Wax. I run my tumbler over night.
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Old October 25, 2001, 05:26 AM   #9
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RUMORS............

Contact Dillon, and satisfy yourself.

The Dillon Rapid Polish works well, and is the best I've found (and folks send me stuff free to try!). Not only cleans but imparts a 'slickness' to the cases that both eases reloading and inhibits corrosion.
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Old October 25, 2001, 08:53 AM   #10
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DITTO WEESHOOT x 2......all else is silly...unless you really like it Tree Rat.
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Old October 25, 2001, 11:06 AM   #11
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Well, after dumping in some of the Blue Coral clean and polish, the Brass did turn out very shiny. I could easily be satisfied with this. Unless the Dillon is better.

I noticed these little swirl marks almost like faint scratches - does the dillon polish get rid of these? You have to be looking very closely to see them.
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Old October 25, 2001, 07:46 PM   #12
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I used two glugs of Turtle Wax in the green bottle when corn cob media was new. I have about 10 batches through the old media with no more Turtle Wax added. Cleans dirt, soot, crud and leave it really shiny.
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