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Buffing Coumpound in tumbling media?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 41 Mag, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. 41 Mag

    41 Mag Member

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    Ok here's the deal. I normally just toss in a cap or two of New Finish or Flitz in the tumblers when my media gets changed out. I use the crushed walnut for the rough stuff and then the corn cob for final or the cleaner stuff. I know the SS pins are all the rage now but I bought the media in 50# sacks years ago and I have more than plenty to use up.

    This past weekend we did a major garage clean out and I found an almost full tub of rubbing compound which has dried out, due to being out there who knows how long.

    The first thought was toss it but then I thought about the possibility of using it in the walnut to aid in removing the really cruddy stuff.

    Any thoughts on if it will mess with the cases or not? I seriously doubt that it has/had any ammonia in it, and if so it has long evaporated I would suspect.

    What ya think, use it or toss it?
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Try it.

    I use powdered red jewelers rouge in mine.

    If you buy commercial treated polishing media and it is red or green, thats what it has on it.

    rc
     
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    Use it.

    Any granulated abrasive will work- regardless of how fine or large the abrasives are.

    I'm fairly certain that if you crumbled it into a small container of mineral spirits, you would have a paste again in no time.
     
  4. Ky Larry

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    I use a couple of spoonfulls of white rubbing compound in my walnut media. It works fine. Brass comes clean and has a soft luster.
     
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    Where do you get the powdered jewelers rouge?
     
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    Try a 2 cap full of NU Finish car polish. works great
     
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