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Old December 6, 1999, 07:50 PM   #1
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OBVIOUSLY I KNOW TO USE A TUMBLER. I CURRENTLY USE A DILLON TUMBLER AND POLISHING COMPOUND. I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WERE ANY OTHER CHEMICALS THAT WOULD AID THE PROCESS. SOMEONE TOLD ME TO USE A LITTLE MINERAL SPIRITS IN THE MEDIA. ANY SUGGESTIONS???
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Old December 6, 1999, 08:26 PM   #2
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I mix one part Nufinish auto wax (It's not really wax) with two parts mineral spirits and squirt a little into my media, particularly when it's gunky. Really shines brass.
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Old December 6, 1999, 09:45 PM   #3
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I dump about 3-4 oz of rubbing alcohol into the media. I use untreated corncob, as any polishing compounds are going to, eventually, wind up in your bore...
If I have really cruddy brass, I use some hoppe's #9.



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Old December 7, 1999, 11:17 PM   #4
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You can add any metal polish intended for brass so long as it doesn't contain any ammonia.

I use some ammonia-free metal polish I got at a NAPA auto parts store. 36 ounces for $8.99 and I didn't have to mix a thing. A couple of squits per batch. I figure it will take me a year and a half to use it all up.

Don't waste your money on the polish from Dillon or Midway - it's the same stuff in a smaller package marked up 6000%.

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Old December 8, 1999, 12:06 AM   #5
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I use crushed walnut shells or hulls, along with Midway treatment, smells like lemons. Have also tumbled brass w/o treatment. Seems to do about as well, takes somewhat longer though.
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