(Topic ID: 247205)

Berrys tumbler, is this a good deal?


By marspinball

4 months ago



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  • Latest reply 4 months ago by SarverSystems
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    #2 4 months ago

    Ge this one

    amazon.com link »

    #3 4 months ago

    That tumbler has a flat bottom and is not cone shaped. Based on my research it needs this part to work best at additional cost.

    ebay.com link » Upgrade Cone For Frankford Arsenal Quick N Ez Vibratory Tumbler Custom Made

    #4 4 months ago

    Is someone able to recommend a media and polish from amazon to go with the tumbler?

    #5 4 months ago

    Walnut for the abrasive polishing
    Corn media for less abrasive.

    I think you can toss a blob of many types of metal polish in with the parts, media.

    Here's a blurb from a restore thread, check a couple of the posts- https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/theatre-of-tragicrebuilding-a-classic/page/3#post-4996746

    #6 4 months ago

    Here's what I use bought the tumbler and walnut shells at Harbor Freight

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    #7 4 months ago

    +1 for the HF tumbler.

    Its what I've been using for years.

    corncob media, with whatever liquid chrome polish is on sale that week.

    #8 4 months ago

    Here are some existing threads on the topic of tumblers.

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    #9 4 months ago
    Quoted from SarverSystems:

    +1 for the HF tumbler.
    Its what I've been using for years.
    corncob media, with whatever liquid chrome polish is on sale that week.

    How much polish do you use? And how do you use the polish.

    #10 4 months ago

    Squeeze a blob into the tumbler with the media, the media and polish will polish it all up for ya!!!

    #11 4 months ago

    No real measuring. Just "Meh, that looks good enough". If I had to guess, it would be about the same as a spoonful of pudding, if I ate puddding. Thats for one full tumbler load, with maybe 100-150 pieces in the tumbler.

    FYI: Never put star posts in the tumbler, unless you want to drive yourself crazy trying to get the media out of the holes.

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