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Old 04-15-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
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Bought a new Model B last fall and it works well . I am using Walnut and oCorn Cob Media . I also WAS using New-Finish auto polish but found the rubber liner was not working with the New-Finish . Last week I bought a new liner The question is what can I add to my Media .
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For years I have used Lyman Turbo Tumbler Media, Corncob Green. My Thumblers is forty years old with one motor change. A used dryer sheet cut in four. Three to four hours depending on load and the brass comes out with a clean shine. I load em and shoot em, don't look at them as art. I quit using polish long ago, which is available at Cabela's etc.
The media is reused and reused, a lot. The dryer sheets help that.
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Reptile bedding at Walmart is corn cob and alot cheaper. Have been using it for years you can use additive if you want. You can also use citric acid from the canning department a little in some water with your brass for a couple of minutes rinse well, let it dry and then throw in your tumbler and you will have like new bright brass.
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With my Thumler's model B I use warm water and Tide. Works in about 20 minutes.

If you want a real shine, add 1/2 teaspoon of Lemi-Shine. Just be sure to rinse and dry.
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I use the walnut shells and dillons 290 polish, about 3 capfulls will do a great job on my smaller dillon tumbler.

I used some cleanser once many years ago, and I ruined a .308 die set. Put a straight line in the die and it transfered that straight line to each case sized.

don't use cleanser. I've found it is less hassle to just throw out the walnut shells after they get real dirty. Costs more but my time is worth something too.
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Bought a new Model B last fall and it works well . I am using Walnut and oCorn Cob Media . I also WAS using New-Finish auto polish but found the rubber liner was not working with the New-Finish . Last week I bought a new liner The question is what can I add to my Media .
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Are you really sure you wouldn't like to wet tumble with your model B. ?

Here's a snap of some 30-06 brass that I rotary wet tumbled a few days ago in my Thumlers model B:


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Bought a new Model B last fall and it works well . I am using Walnut and oCorn Cob Media . I also WAS using New-Finish auto polish but found the rubber liner was not working with the New-Finish . Last week I bought a new liner The question is what can I add to my Media .
Water, dish washing liquid, LemiShine and stainless steel media................

If you want the use walnut or corn cob media get a plastic vibratory tumbler and then use New-Finish.
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Wet Tumbling no thanks .
I like to reload and shoot not wash and dry brass .
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I use the walnut shells and dillons 290 polish, about 3 capfulls will do a great job on my smaller dillon tumbler.

I used some cleanser once many years ago, and I ruined a .308 die set. Put a straight line in the die and it transfered that straight line to each case sized.

don't use cleanser. I've found it is less hassle to just throw out the walnut shells after they get real dirty. Costs more but my time is worth something too.
Use cleanser with WATER!


What takes 3 hours with walnut only takes 20 minutes with water and detergent.
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Why add anything? Your brass isn't going to shoot better. I find 30 minutes in 20/40 corn is all I need.
Nut hulls produce a lot of dust--bad for you and it can pack inside the cases.
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