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When to change tumbler media


By Madmax541

10 months ago



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    #1 10 months ago

    How do you know when to change the media in your tumbler?

    I use crushed walnut shells and typically change when it gets to a medium to dark brown color.

    I am working on a Seawitch that has 40 years of ground in grim that doesn’t come off with any cleaner.

    #2 10 months ago

    Try Mean Green and an ultrasonic for cleaning first before tumbling.

    #3 10 months ago

    What ratio green to water?
    Any vinegar ?

    #4 10 months ago

    I just change mine every game

    #5 10 months ago

    A game or 2. Some are dirtier than other thoughs for sure though.
    What cleaner/stuff are you using in the tumbler?

    #6 10 months ago

    I've heard dryer sheets can extend the media life by removing some of the dirt.
    Has anyone done this?

    #7 10 months ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    I've heard dryer sheets can extend the media life by removing some of the dirt.
    Has anyone done this?

    No because I can't imagine being that cheap.
    Plus, all my dryer sheets are in in paper towel rolls in my dorm.

    #8 10 months ago
    Quoted from Madmax541:

    What ratio green to water?
    Any vinegar ?

    I usually use about 20% Mean Green. The tumbler isn’t great at cleaning, I find stuff gets covered in walnut dust if it is grimy.
    If something is really cruddy a prespray of Mean Green and a dose of Magic Eraser might help.

    #9 10 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    A game or 2. Some are dirtier than other thoughs for sure though.
    What cleaner/stuff are you using in the tumbler?

    Flitz tumbler media additive

    #10 10 months ago
    Quoted from Madmax541:

    Flitz tumbler media additive

    Medium to dark brown is about right. You definitely want to clean things before you tumble them. I might get close to ten tumble sessions with the same media.

    If you ever see the media turning grey, you may also notice the parts are clean but not shiny. You'll want to dump it all out and start again.

    #11 10 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    No because I can't imagine being that cheap.
    Plus, all my dryer sheets are in in paper towel rolls in my dorm.

    I don't smell what you did there.

    #12 10 months ago

    I usually pull a cup or two of old out and a cup of new in when I do a session. The old stuff will give a better polish, but you need the new stuff to cut down to it.

    Got that trick from when we polished tokens at D&B. I don't think they do that as much anymore.

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