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using polish

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by target1911, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. target1911

    target1911 Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Ft Worth TX
    I just got my first tumbler and a bottle of Nu-Finish. How much polish should I use and how long should I run it?

    I run my first batch for 2 hrs without polish. Then I run a second batch with polish (cap full) for 2 hrs and they dont look any different than the first batch.

    I am using a....
    Lyman Pro 1200 turbo
    crushed Walnut shells (pet store)

  2. AirplaneDoc

    AirplaneDoc Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    I find I have to use a bit extra (about 2-3x) polish on the first round of dry media, then can cut back to a capful per batch
  3. Sport45

    Sport45 Senior Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Houston, TX
    The cases in the first batch were fine. You polish for looks, not for function. So it's hard to say how much you need as many of us don't use any.

    I'll use a few sprays of Simple Green, but I couldn't care less if the brass comes out shiny or not. I find I can loose shiny brass just as easily as tarnished and it all shoots the same.

    I do have the better part of a bottle of Dillon Case Polish on my bench from several years ago, before I got lazy. I found that if I added it to every batch it would eventually build up a good crud layer on the bottom of the Lyman 1200 bowl.
  4. Deavis

    Deavis Participating Member

    Nov 21, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    Don't try to get an amazing finish with the walnut. Use a dab of paint thinner to cut the crud and the walnet. You are tumbling way too long, 30 minutes tops for walnut. After you've loaded the rounds and want a nice finish, toss them in some corn cob with a tablesppon of kerosene (less if you are doing batches back to back). The shine will be absolutely brilliant and they won't tarnish over time. Those are both tips from an older reloader on this board and they work like magic.

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