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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone using this stuff? Is it worth what seems to be extra hassle vs the standard walnut and corncob in a vibratory tumbler? And does it work as good as advertised? The results look very impressive but is it worth the cost of a rotary tumbler, stainless pins, detergent additive, and the time to dry the cases after cleaning them?
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Raven just bought some, I think he's happy with it.
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Eventually I may consider it, but with all the drying labor im so so on it. I am waiting for Eric's article on it to see what else he thinks of it.
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Yeah, it works well *if* you have a good wet tumbler, *and* you get your cleaner mix correct, it works beautifully.

I didn't have my first two batches water/cleaner mixed well, and my brass came out super clean, but not fact, it came out looking like tarnished Roman armor.

It could also been a chemical reaction to the container I'm using (half gallon rubber drums), so I'm still working it out.

I really look forward to getting the brass as shiny as I get it using traditional tumbling methods, but as clean as new.

Honestly, the only thing that sucks about wet tumbling is separating the steel media from the water and the brass. Drying, cleaning, handling isn't that far different from dry tumbling.

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I'm using ultrasonic cleaner right now... doesn't leave the brass as shiny, but I shoot it, not gaze at it.
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