Adding wax to your tumbler ?

Adding wax to your tumbler ?

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    Adding wax to your tumbler ?

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    Does anyone add wax paste when tumbling brass and if so anyone try johnston paste wax?
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    Never heard of adding wax to polishing media.
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    Polishing compound, yes. Paste wax? First I've ever heard of it...why?
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    Sounds like a mess waiting to happen. I just let them go for 7 or 8 hours I usually try to do 800 to a 1000 at a time couple of range trips. I just use lymans corn cob media works great no dust come out nice an shiny

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    Sorry guys just a cherry question I haven't added anything other than media, I talked with someone who suggested asking wax to shine them up more, so I thought id ask here .
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    I would be more concerned with what is left inside the case and will it affect my powder.

    I switched over to stainless steel media in dawn soap and water. Looks like jewelry in 1-2 hours. I have not used my tumbler in a couple years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBuckwheat View Post
    I would be more concerned with what is left inside the case and will it affect my powder.

    I switched over to stainless steel media in dawn soap and water. Looks like jewelry in 1-2 hours. I have not used my tumbler in a couple years.
    Do you use an ultra sonic cleaner?
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    I use stainless and water/citric acid/dish soap and SS pins, but I think the tumbler leaves a longer clean finish. I have used smail amounts of Dillon Polish in the past, but now use NuFinish car polish. Did about 700 in the last two days. In the past I have done equal ammounts of range brass by both methods and put in clear plastic containers and at 6 months the brass cleaned in SS wet cleaner is tarnishing slightly. I have a large tumbler and I fill it with the walnut shells and a little car polish along with half a paper rag with a little paint thinner on it (keeps dust down), turn it on and leave. Brass does not have to be clean to load, but it keeps me out of the house and trouble. I looked at reloading journal today and have about 30K of assorted brass on hand.

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    I use NuFinish in my tumbler, not Johnson's paste wax.

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    Does anyone add wax paste when tumbling brass and if so anyone try johnston paste wax?
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    Nu-Finish car polish all the time. Not more than about a capful every second or third time the media is used. Makes the cases look great, and even seems to make them slide in and out of the carbide sizer dies better.
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    I was just doing some searches and Nu Finish seems to pop up a lot I will give it a try .
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    When you use it, put it in the bowl first and let the tumbler run for 5 minutes. Then put in the cases. And just a capful or two will do it. A bottle should last a long time.
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    Never heard of such a thing. Have been reloading for 30 years.

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    Same here, WHY?
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