abuffing compund to vibro tumbler media

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  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    a guy at a gun show was telling me he puts a teaspoon of buffing compound powder ( i guess ) in with his tumber media for a hi-brite shine.

    anyone else do this?

    any danger to the brass?
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    If you mean polishing rouge, sometimes referred to as jewelers rouge yes, thats one method, most popular it seems is either flitz or nufinish car polish in the orange bottle, due to the availabilty.
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    NuFinish here,it's about time to get a new bottle but it's lasted about 4 years.
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    I don't like using rouge or any dry polishing compound. It's too hard to get it all off and any left on the case can wear the chamber over time. Nufinish car polish is a liquid, just a capful will clean a whole tumbler full of brass to a bright shine, it leaves no residue, and it lasts for many cycles of tumbling. And it's cheap too.
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    Nu-finish and corn cob here.
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    any ill side effects with the case lube or dies?
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    i figure if I'm ultrasonicly cleaning them then a lil metal polish of some sort's probbaly ok. will try it on my next batch of brass. I'm sure I have some nufinish or brasso inthe cabinet to try out.

    so far i'm liking the addition of rice to my mix.. last batch i cleaned had some prett dark oxidized shells.. obviously old range pickups.. they came out a nice lighter patina brassy..
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    Non that I've had. I think it helps especially with straight walled carbide dies. Makes it a little easier. I use use Imperial Sizing Wax on my bottle neck brass.
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    i saw that stuff. ISW how do you apply it? hate to heat it? or rub on?
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    No melting, just a dab on your finger. That little tin will go a long way.
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    so it's more of paste wax than a hard wax? ie.. not like a bar of soap.. but mor elike cream cheese?
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    More like a clear shoe polish, kind of. It makes that brass all slippery little suckers. You'll notice a big difference on the amount of force you need on the press handle.
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    I use Flitz, it cuts the time by about 30% or so.
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    I use only cheap white rice.....
    change it out every 1000rds or so, depending on how dark it starts to get.
    As good as or better than any concoction yet.
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    nufinish here as well.
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    Sounds expensive if you have to change it out every 1,000 pieces.
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    walmart has 25# bags of rice for 8$ and some change. i have a huge bag of it and mix it with lyman treated media and crushed cob media. makes a great extender and way cheaper than the regular cleaner medias..
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    Ya, I know.....it IS.....BUSTED !
    Thought I could slide that by you folks.......
    but you're too smart.
    .63 for 2lbs....and I have to hide the purchase from my wife
    or she gets furious with me......
    BUT it does such a great job.....without any residue on the brass
    to deal with.
    And to me, seems safer than having a 'slippery' cartridge in the
    chamber when firing magnum rounds loaded heavy because I didn't get
    ALL the wax off.
    [I usually 'slip' the rice into the shopping cart when she is 'busy' lookin'
    at what chocolate she wants....]
    COLORED tumbling media......how do you know when it is dirty?????:rolleyes:
    But that's why I'm here....I'm new at this......:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Oh, forgot to mention....
    my brass is worth it ! :D
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    .63/2# is a good deal. to get near that price I have to buy a 25# bag ( 8.xx )

    soundguy

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