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#1 Shruska55

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:05 PM

FYI: If anyone is looking for a decent small job rock tumbler, here's a link to a surplus supply joint I shop at when I visit family in Milwaukee, WI. Their main outlet is, ironically, on Milwaukee Ave in Chicago.

 

This set is small, but the dimensions fit a Retro F1 or Stock chassis. 6 x 6 x 7.5 tall. $109.50 plus S&H. Lots of other stuff a slot race might be able to use, too.

 

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 07:44 AM

I use the AR 12.


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 10:33 AM

What is used to tumble chassis and so forth? I have one of the tumblers but I have heard various things about what to use for brass chassis, steel chassis, and so forth. What type of material is used with the chassis and so forth?  

 

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 11:32 AM

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That's what I use in my tumbler. So far, I've tumbled steel, brass, brass and steel, and aluminum chassis with no issues. I have not tried magnesium yet.

 

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 01:19 PM

Thank you...  I see it is liquid and that is better ,  It washes off I take it.  

As with everything, dont use too much....  regards,  


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 01:38 PM

I recently switched from the Thumler 14 model B to an Extreme Rebel 17lb. unit. It is quieter and has a more robust rotational shaft assembly. Really happy with it. I use the tumbling media from Buffalo Arms and Meguiars wash & wax. The wash & wax exceeds BA's liquid finish and provides protection against post tumbling rust.

 

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 09:42 AM

Wow, your tumbler has pillow block bearings. That's nicely built. :good:


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 09:46 AM

Matt is always overcompensating for his shortcomings. LOL.


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 10:10 AM

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