abuffing compund to vibro tumbler media

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  1. RustyFN

    RustyFN New Member

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    I know it's not going to break the bank but I bought a 7 pound bag of crushed walnut at the pet store 6 years ago for $4. I have cleaned at least 30,000 cases and still have half the bag left.
  2. soundguy

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    i'm using pet sore crushed cob media to mix with my rice and real lyman cob media.

    the ped store media was something like 4$ for a gallon pour jug. dustless too.

    the lyman media is a stiff 17$ or so fo the gallon pour jug for the treated stuff.. and 10$ untreated ( I passed on the untreated ).

    between mixing the 3 , I should have enough media for a long time to come.. for super nasty range brass.. i pour my mix off and put in straight rice and clean it, then toss the rice into a 1g baggie for use again for real dirty range brass...
  3. RustyFN

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    I hear you. I bought 40 pounds of 14/20 blasting cob for $21. I'm sure it's enough to last my lifetime and then some.
  4. soundguy

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    if it did't make a matte finish I'd be tempted to add in some walnut or pecan shell media...
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    I just put a squirt of car wax in and it works great.
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    I just use walnut shell. I don't worry about the shine; it's clean, and that's all I care about.
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    Didn't say I had to, only that I do.
    I like the results it produces.
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    Whatever chemical solutions any of you use, either by itself or in mizture with your favorite cleaning/polishing compounds, make sure it doesn't have ammonia in it. Ammonia will embrittle your brass, making it unsafe to use.


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  9. RustyFN

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    I just started using 50/50 walnut/cob and the cases clean in the same amount of time and come out a lot shinier. I also add 1/2 cap full of Nu Finish.
  10. cpttango30

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    I use walnut on dirty range pick up brass then cob. For my brass I use only Cobb with nufinish.

    Corncob gets the major dirt off. Cobb is more like a buffing pad and makes them shinny. That and I am anal about my reloads looking as good as they shoot.
  11. soundguy

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    i might practice with some rouged pecan hulls..