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Re: Stainless Steel Media
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2016, 11:09:03 am »
Jay,if you want to use walnut without the rouge,Go to the pet shop and buy "Lizard Litter" It's crushed walnut and a lot cheaper than the store bought polishing media.You can mix it with the stuff you have to cut down on the left over rouge on the brass.
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Re: Stainless Steel Media
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Re: Stainless Steel Media
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2016, 11:54:07 am »
I go to the feed store( media blasting  is another option for cheap clean media)  they have it by the pound.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: Stainless Steel Media
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2016, 01:09:46 pm »
I use corn cob or walnut shells with a dab of nufinish.   its old school, but works.


the only reason I could see using a SS or other non-consumable media is if you are going to we tumble.

This is what I still do, as well.

Walnut from the pet store with NuFinish to clean...then corn cob from the pet store with NuFinish to polish after sizing. Sometimes I mix the two media when tumbling fairly clean cases.




You can buy everything you need to wet tumble small batches for under a hundred bucks, but the process is what is too time consumptive for most folks. But considering I've had some .44 brass that took up to 8 hours in the vibratory machine with walnut to get it clean, and the wet tumbler cleans and polishes to new looking in about 1.5 hours and then 30 minutes drying in a thrift-store toaster oven (how a friend does it) it begins to look better. I'll eventually get mine assembled, and if I don't like it, I can sell it on one of the reloading groups I'm in on facebook.

I have also tried and had decent results with ultrasonic cleaning, since I already had the machine to clean gun parts.
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Re: Stainless Steel Media
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2016, 01:28:45 pm »
For me I clean cases so rarely its a none issue.   I tipically set up and load at least 10k rounds in a week or so.  Normally its in the winter at about x mas as I rarely am working and looking for something to do. 
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: Stainless Steel Media
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2016, 04:16:46 pm »
Getting a little bit off topic...  One trick I picked up somewhere was to toss a couple of those dryer sheets in with my media (usually Lizard Litter) as the dirt will attract to it and the media lasts longer.  I be danged it works!  My media lasts a lot longer than it used to.
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Re: Stainless Steel Media
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2016, 07:52:42 am »
I've done that...I take one and cut it up. I think it also helps polish a little, but it definitely picks up a lot of the dirt.
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