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I tumble my brass and as you know the dust is terrible. What can I add to the media to keep it down. I have heard that paint thinner,mineral spirits and car wax. Please share some of your ideas. Thx and have a nice day
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I use Nu-Finish car wax. Works great. Also, you can add a little mineral spirits to keep the dust down.
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Hunt up a Ultra Sonic and quit fooling with those dusty old things, and your cases will be as clean on the inside as they are on the outside, and you can breath easy.....
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Preacher: What do you recommend for ultra sonic cleaners? How many coconuts must you have for a good setup.I really would like to get rid of the dust but somehow I have at least three tumblers.Thanks for your time and have a good day.
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Originally Posted by
Preacher Hunt up a Ultra Sonic and quit fooling with those dusty old things, and your cases will be as clean on the inside as they are on the outside, and you can breath easy.....
I did what he says, haven't looked back!
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Ultra-sonics aren't practical for everything... like volume loading.
Answer the question at hand, please.
Mineral spirits or paint thinner helps some. Others stick an old dryer sheet or a paper towel in there to help catch some of the loose dust. Using short-grained rice pretty much kills the dust, but if you use it too long a white residue does begin to build up on the inside of the case. Some of the tumbling media I've used started out too fine... almost half-ways to dust right off the git-go. Great for not getting stuck in flash-holes, terrible for dust factor. Dillon Rapid Polish does a pretty good job of shinin' up the cases.
A shop-vac w/ a hose positioned to suck up the airborne dust can eliminate a lot of the nuisance factor, or a cheap box-fan w/ a furnace filter taped to it positioned to suck the dust away from you when you dump the tumbler.
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Not all tumbling media's are created equal. Some are definately better than others. I personally have settled on Vibrashine's treated, and un-treated corn cob media. Dust is not a problem with this product. I'd highly recommend it. I just throw them in the Lyman overnight and they are good to go the next day.
I've looked at the Ultra sonic system and personally I just don't want to fool with all that crap! It hasn't been proven to me that squeaky clean cases on the inside makes any difference what-so-ever.
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new to this forum.just reading what you add to your tumbler when cleaning shells ..don`t know if you can get it in the states.it`s called brasso it really makes your cases shine
and are real smooth to the touch.....