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I've been thinking about trying stainless steel media.  What is your experience with this?

 

Has anybody used this in a regular tumbler (without water/soap)?  Are there issues with the plastic tumbler holding up?  How do you clean the media?  What do I need to know?

 

Thank you.

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By "regular tumbler" I assume you mean vibratory. I cannot speak to that. YouTube is your friend. I have used a Thumbler's vibratory with walnut shells for decades. I still use it for brass that just needs a "touch up".

 

That said, I got one of these--

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaiuYqWLIbI

 

--and love it. Here's another video with some good tips, especially the Armorall. That is what I now use.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kSPu0x29HQ

 

From my experience---

Armorall---Adding too much hurts nothing, but is a waste. Ideally, the solution should still be a little sudsy at the end of the cycle.

Lemi Shine--Adding too much is also a waste, but will turn your brass pink(ish).

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It won't work in a vibratory tumbler, needs to be in a rotary.  Don't know how it would work dry, not well I would imagine.

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22 hours ago, RHT447 said:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaiuYqWLIbI

 

--and love it. Here's another video with some good tips, especially the Armorall. That is what I now use.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kSPu0x29HQ

 

 

Very helpful videos.  Thank you and welcome to the forum!

 

Thank you as well Steve.

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Here are some done wet with vinegar and Dawn.

Stainless Pinned .223.JPG

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Very impressive.  I hadn't considered using vinegar until now.

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And water, of course !  😀

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Been there done that, I went back to dry media for cleaning brass, much less work, and Uber clean brass does not shoot better, especially in precision rifle.  

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