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Old April 13, 2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Treating Walnut Media

Has anyone tried Auto spray wax (polish) for treating Walnut Media ?
I have heard of many different ways, but not the spray...
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Old April 13, 2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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I treat my old media to the burn barrel, and get new stuff.
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Old April 13, 2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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I've heard of putting Brasso in with corn cob, but not ground walnut.
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Old April 14, 2012, 12:57 AM   #4
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RE: Walnut

Thanks guys, Iwill stay with the old way, Tumble. touch up with steel wool, tumble and be on my way with reloading......... Remember , just a question ... Thanks again...
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Old April 14, 2012, 06:19 AM   #5
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I used to use Dillon/Midway polish but now I use Nu Finish liquid polish to treat my walnut media.

With a new batch of media in the tumbler bowl, I use 2 capfuls to pre-treat the media by running the tumbler for 5-10 minutes while stirring to break up the clumps. I add extra capful once every 3-5 loads depending on the condition of the range brass. I also add cut up used dryer sheets that collet black fouling and extend the life of the media.

Compared to untreated walnut media, it cleans faster (20-30 minutes for range brass) and puts a better shine on the brass. If I want brilliant shine, I tumble in corn cob media with Nu Finish for 1+ hour.
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Old April 14, 2012, 07:34 AM   #6
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Lizard litter(Ground walnut) couple caps of Nu Finish, cut up dryer sheets and tumble till bright and shiny. Used this method for years with good results.:
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Old April 14, 2012, 11:49 AM   #7
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^^^ This for gorgeous brass.

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Old April 14, 2012, 11:54 AM   #8
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To reuse walnut or corn cob media, I put in a women's nylon stocking or panty hose, tie off the end, and put in the washing machine. It cleans up to new condition. For polish, I use jewelers rouge, available at Brownells for a few bucks and is enough for years. Just scrape off about a quarter cup and throw it in the tumbler. Cases come out like new.
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Old April 14, 2012, 08:41 PM   #9
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paper towels

My buddy showed me to tear a paper towel into strips and put it in with your walnut shell media...it collects some of the (technically speaking) CRUD and then you just throw the strips away...it seems to me it keeps the media a lot cleaner.

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Old April 15, 2012, 12:42 PM   #10
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A cap full of Nu-finish or Mothers Cleaner/Wax , in walnut media will make your brass look new in about 2-3 hours !
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Old April 15, 2012, 02:28 PM   #11
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I can say from my experience, brand new walnut media treated with frankford arsenal brass polish doesnt shine as well as cruddy old corncob....

As far as the spray.... the only real difference between a product in a spray bottle and one in a pour bottle is you get a lot less bang for the buck in the spray bottle, because it has to be thinned down quite a bit to be able to be sprayed.....

Do make sure there is no ammonia in whatever you choose, or it will weaken the brass...
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Old April 15, 2012, 02:42 PM   #12
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Brasso is good if you let the ammonia evaporate first. I use Meguiars. Walnut is a better cleaner, corncob is a better polisher.
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Old April 15, 2012, 06:29 PM   #13
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for rifle i do this...

tumble in walnut shell to get most of the crud off...
lube to deprime and resize...
tumble in walnut shell with 2 caps of mineral spirits to get the lube off...

the brass is cleaner and brighter than new...



the top shells are tumbled as described.
the bottom shells are tumbled without mineral spirits.

you tell ME which are cleaner and brighter...
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Old April 15, 2012, 11:13 PM   #14
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Where do you buy Nu Finish...

at an auto parts store?
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Old April 15, 2012, 11:32 PM   #15
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@ITDave: How does adding Mineral Spirits (MS) get the lube off? MS is a petroleum oil product. I just wonder how the oil will effect the powder for long term storage.

"lube to deprime and resize..." Do you use MS to lube also?

If I use lube to resize, I rinse the shells with Isopropyl alcohol.
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Old April 16, 2012, 07:01 PM   #16
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"MS is a petroleum oil product."

And it evaporates quite quicky, leaving no residue at all.
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Old April 16, 2012, 07:02 PM   #17
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"MS is a petroleum oil product."

And it evaporates quite quicky, leaving no residue at all.
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