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Tumblers and walnut media


By fossmin

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 8 months ago by Bryan_Kelly
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    #51 1 year ago

    Besides walnut or corn cobb, do you also put in some type of polish? If so, what kind?

    #52 1 year ago
    Quoted from Vyzer2:

    Besides walnut or corn cobb, do you also put in some type of polish? If so, what kind?

    I use Flitz polish, works great. I just put a few squirts in at the beginning of any cycle, whether walnut or corn cob.

    #53 1 year ago
    Quoted from yellowghost:

    Anybody try using sand? Not to polish..but to clean really corroded parts to be painted?

    I tried some kitty litter one time. That was a bust.

    I think sand would be too heavy for a vibrating tumbler.

    #54 1 year ago
    Quoted from ktownhero:

    I use Flitz polish, works great. I just put a few squirts in at the beginning of any cycle, whether walnut or corn cob.

    amazon.com link »

    I use the same, although some claim to have good results with Novus 2 and all kinds of liquid polishes.

    But you do definitely need an additive.

    #55 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    amazon.com link »
    I use the same, although some claim to have good results with Novus 2 and all kinds of liquid polishes.
    But you do definitely need an additive.

    I actually use the regular Flitz polish, not the stuff designated as being for tumblers. It's a lot less expensive.

    I'm sure any type of polish works great in there. Not surprised to hear Novus 2 works well.

    #56 1 year ago
    Quoted from ktownhero:

    I actually use the regular Flitz polish, not the stuff designated as being for tumblers. It's a lot less expensive.
    I'm sure any type of polish works great in there. Not surprised to hear Novus 2 works well.

    Yeah, that Amazon link is spendy. I bought a gallon of the stuff a couple years ago for about $100. No idea where I got it from. I still have about 1/4 of it left.

    4 weeks later
    #57 1 year ago

    Will Novus 2 work with metal pieces (lane guides, screws etc.) in a tumbler with walnut?

    #58 1 year ago
    Quoted from Winger03:

    Will Novus 2 work with metal pieces (lane guides, screws etc.) in a tumbler with walnut?

    Not sure how well it works but I've heard of people using it.

    #59 1 year ago
    Quoted from Winger03:

    Will Novus 2 work with metal pieces (lane guides, screws etc.) in a tumbler with walnut?

    I run 3 days novus 2 and wallnut which really cleans the parts up. Then 1 day metal polish and corn cob to really shine then up.

    Results are amazing.

    #60 1 year ago

    I've been using this which HEP recommended. It works great. (Raytech 41-266 Dri-Shine III Corn Cob Media, 30 lbs/cu ft Density, 15lbs Size). Bought on Amazon.

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    #61 1 year ago

    Hand polished is the best.

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    #62 8 months ago

    Does anyone find that the walnut shells get ground down into dust after a while? Maybe I just got the wrong walnut shells.

    #63 8 months ago

    Well sure you gotta replace them after awHile I don't think I've actually done more that a few loads before swapping.

    #64 8 months ago
    Quoted from solarvalue:

    Does anyone find that the walnut shells get ground down into dust after a while? Maybe I just got the wrong walnut shells.

    Yes.

    #65 8 months ago

    OK, thanks, thought maybe I bought the wrong stuff.

    #66 8 months ago

    Iv never seen any dust in the tumbler the media just goes black, but anything in the garage gets covered in a layer of dust lol

    #67 8 months ago
    Quoted from solarvalue:

    Does anyone find that the walnut shells get ground down into dust after a while? Maybe I just got the wrong walnut shells.

    I once bought some cheap crap online and it was really bad. Fell apart fairly soon after using and was really dusty.

    I use nothing but the stuff from the pet store. Stays intact and never had a dust problem.

    #68 8 months ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I once bought some cheap crap online and it was really bad. Fell apart fairly soon after using and was really dusty.

    I use nothing but the stuff from the pet store. Stays intact and never had a dust problem.

    Your cheap crap sounds like the stuff I have. It was from the pet store being sold as kitty litter. I wonder if it has been treated in some way, maybe from roasted walnuts or something so the shells break down quicker. Oh well, it was cheap, I'll see if I can find some better stuff somewhere else.

    #69 8 months ago

    Got stuff from both Harbor Freight and Amazon that was decent. Each place had the lower price for either walnut or corn.

    #70 8 months ago

    This crushed walnut from petco and flitz. 2 days in 18lb hf tumbler. Look at round part in last picture. Guides were not cleaned as they will be regrained.

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    #71 8 months ago
    Quoted from Langless28:

    This crushed walnut from petco and flitz

    That seems really fine, mine started out much coarser.

    #72 8 months ago
    Quoted from solarvalue:

    That seems really fine, mine started out much coarser.

    It is. It was all I could get on short notice but is proving to work really well. I am taking out large mech assemblies shortly to see how those came out.

    #73 8 months ago
    Quoted from solarvalue:

    That seems really fine, mine started out much coarser.

    Yeah looks like fine corn to me?

    #74 8 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Yeah looks like fine corn to me?

    Bag says 100% crushed English walnut shells. $12.99 for the bag.

    #75 8 months ago
    Quoted from Langless28:

    Bag says 100% crushed English walnut shells. $12.99 for the bag.

    Looking it up walnut can be fine or course so maybe that's it.
    25lbs from HF Is $25. Don't know about quarts
    Edit: or lizard food? Enclosure sand?

    #76 8 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Looking it up walnut can be fine or course so maybe that's it.
    25lbs from HF Is $25. Don't know about quarts
    Edit: or lizard food? Enclosure sand?

    Well this isn’t 25 lb worth. Glad to know they have walnut shells at HF. This is my second house where HF’s are a hike to get to.

    #77 8 months ago

    Here's a pic of the stuff I'm using. You can see that some of it is quite coarse (which is how it started out) but a lot of it has turned to dust. It seems to work OK but doesn't last.

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    #78 8 months ago

    Huh, dust in the wind for sure. That does look strange.
    Where did you get your stuff?

    #79 8 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Where did you get your stuff?

    At my local pet store.

    #80 8 months ago

    I have to do the skull popper and flipper brackets. I overcrowded the bowl and those me have interlocked. So they didn’t get clean and now there is metal to metal marks etc. I circled an area that it happened to. Everything is nice and polished.

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    #81 8 months ago
    Quoted from solarvalue:

    Here's a pic of the stuff I'm using. You can see that some of it is quite coarse (which is how it started out) but a lot of it has turned to dust. It seems to work OK but doesn't last.
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    That doesn't look good at all. Here's what I have used for years. No matter how many batches I go through, it does not break down.

    https://www.chewy.com/kaytee-walnut-natural-bird-litter-25/dp/122945?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=Kaytee&utm_term=&gclid=CjwKCAiAj-_xBRBjEiwAmRbqYvoRJ5zTESVnWS5_Vt4bMx04lw_EkjP46uVIzOQvLq8Kkt1oao8z6hoCeJ8QAvD_BwE

    #82 8 months ago

    I have used the walnut bedding material from Petsmart, has been working great with adding some metal polish with it. These bolts attached were rusty and completely dull before tumbling for a few days. Really came out nice.

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    #83 8 months ago

    I'm trying to dial in the right amount of time to have items in the tumbler. I ran for about 10 hours (walnut + regular flitz) and the polished items like the pop ring came out shiny, but other items, like brackets and whatnot weren't as shiny as I had expected. I'm assuming either

    A. I didn't run it long enough
    B. My expectations on how polished brackets can get is too high
    C. all of the above.

    What do you think the minimum amount of time in the tumbler is before you started to reach maximum benefit?

    #84 8 months ago

    Also, I know this thread is about Walnut, but has anyone tried any of the media that you use wet with success?

    #85 8 months ago
    Quoted from krankin:

    I'm trying to dial in the right amount of time to have items in the tumbler. I ran for about 10 hours (walnut + regular flitz) and the polished items like the pop ring came out shiny, but other items, like brackets and whatnot weren't as shiny as I had expected. I'm assuming either
    A. I didn't run it long enough
    B. My expectations on how polished brackets can get is too high
    C. all of the above.
    What do you think the minimum amount of time in the tumbler is before you started to reach maximum benefit?

    Mostly B with a little bit of A. I let most everything run at least a 24 hours. Smaller thing like nuts, bolts, etc. need less time than that.

    Keep in mind, you won't get a chrome like finish, like you have on the pop rings, unless that was the original finish.

    I've left some larger brackets for 3 or 4 days. It all depends on how well they tumble. Some stuff moves easily while some not so well.

    #86 8 months ago

    For reference, here’s the media in my 3 tumblers. I’ve run probably 10 batches in each of these.

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