Polishing compound in a pinch

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  1. Mark_Mark

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    Quick question: anything I can throw in my tumbler with walnut as a polishing compound? My bottle of Frankford is had as a rock
     
  2. drband

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    My favorite additive is NuFinish car polish— you can find it almost anywhere— Walmart, target, Home Depot, Lowes, auto parts stores, watch out... a capful goes a long way.
     
  3. DrDeFab

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    Crest whitening toothpaste. :eek:

    Just joking - but it does show up in search results as a life-hack for brass polish. It's probably fine for knick-knacks, but I don't want even tiny amounts of fluoride near my powder/primers.
     
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  4. Demi-human

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    Reinvigorate it with some odorless mineral spirits.
    Drip some in and cap it. Let it absorb for a few hours, then check for desired consistency.
     
  5. JKP

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    Any liquid car wax will do. I mix it 50-50 with mineral spirits and add a couple tablespoonfuls in every 5th or 6th load.
     
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  6. joseywales76

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    You can find cheap cleaners at yard sales. Penny's on the dollar
     
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    Another vote for Nu Finish.

    Maybe add some mineral spirits to your dried up stuff?
     
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  8. Mark_Mark

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    thanks everyone! i got mineral spirt and I mixed it with the dryed out Frankford polish... hope it works!!!
     
  9. Catpop

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    Good luck
    I use Nu Finish, one bottle will last me a lifetime!
     
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  10. Mark_Mark

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    I was seriously going to try that!!!
     
  11. Mark_Mark

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    does Nu Finish have amounia? that’s a killer for powder and primer
     
  12. Bush Pilot

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    Tens of millions of rounds have been cleaned with Nu Finish over the years without a problem.
     
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  13. Mark_Mark

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    good enough!
     
  14. Keyfer 55

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    Nu finish works good. Used it for years.
     
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  15. Mark_Mark

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    Nu Finish for the WIN!

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  16. George P

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    Although Walmart is most likely closer
     
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  17. ericuda

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    Can't get closer to the door than the front porch. I envy those that can order and get next or even same day.
     
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  18. Bush Pilot

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    And you'll be buying the only American made thing in the store as well.
     
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  19. film495

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    I just pour some mineral spirits directly into the media. Sure seems to make it work faster, but I'm not really looking for a showroom finish.
     
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  20. GRIZ22

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    I've used Brasso. Contains ammonia but never an issue. I've only been reloading for almost 50 years.
     
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  21. Walkalong

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    Bust it out, and water it.
     
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  22. Mark_Mark

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    I love going into walmart by myself... but my toddler will tear everything up and drain the life out of you... AMAZON it is
     
  23. George P

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    Then hit your local Auto Zone or Napa
     
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  24. Mark_Mark

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    I’m in Seattle man, nearest Walmart is across 2 floating bridge and a island. AutoZone and Napa were burnt down during the Summer Chaz riots
     
  25. George P

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    Maybe old Jeff can deliver it personally to you then!
     
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