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#1 Greg Tufford

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:52 AM

Question for those of you who use a tumbler to clean up a new chassis, what media do you use, and why do you like it?

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#2 SlowBeas

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 12:00 PM

I use ceramic media. The Thumbler's Tumbler that I purchased, however, didn't have a barrel that was long enough to fit a fully-constructed chassis, so I went to the grocery story and found a plastic jar with a screw-on lid. Works well, if you need a larger barrel.
 
For some general insights into tumbling and media/soaps and other advice, see this THREAD.


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 12:17 PM

I just got a large drum Thumbler's as well. I use ceramic media that is about the dimensions of a cigarette butt. I've only done four or five, but they come out looking better than new.


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 04:23 PM

Here we go again.  :)
 
Look HERE.


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#5 Greg Tufford

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 04:42 PM

Thanks, Jim. I did a search for tumbling on here but it didn't show up for some reason...


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:13 PM

Glad I could help, Greg. As you can see, tumblers raise a diverse conversation -- from the media, soaps, distilled water, metals that can be tumbled, etc.

 

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing some of your chassis on display on these pages soon.

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:38 PM

I'm scared to try. I had a bad experience trying to launder money and ruined two wallets. Can't see why people think laundering money would be a good idea. I think I might have gotten hypnotized by the drum the only time I watched a tumbler.


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 10:09 PM

Thumlers Tumblers---you can see the best one for the job right here.  The media in the pic is ceramic--and a good size.  Then I use simply water and a tiny amount of Dawn soap---works like a charm!!!

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She's real fine, my 409!!!

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 05:56 PM

I just picked up a Model-B tumbler at an estate sale this weekend. My question is how many pounds of ceramic media do I need to order?
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Posted 02 September 2018 - 06:09 PM

10 lbs.

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 10:26 PM

Thanks Dennis,
Then 10 lbs. it is.
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Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:35 PM

Buffalo Arms media and soap concentrate + distilled water + 12ish hours = slot car jewelry
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