Buffing Coumpound in tumbling media?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 41mag, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Ok here's the deal. I normally just toss in a cap or two of New Finish or Flitz in the tumblers when my media gets changed out. I use the crushed walnut for the rough stuff and then the corn cob for final or the cleaner stuff. I know the SS pins are all the rage now but I bought the media in 50# sacks years ago and I have more than plenty to use up.

    This past weekend we did a major garage clean out and I found an almost full tub of rubbing compound which has dried out, due to being out there who knows how long.

    The first thought was toss it but then I thought about the possibility of using it in the walnut to aid in removing the really cruddy stuff.

    Any thoughts on if it will mess with the cases or not? I seriously doubt that it has/had any ammonia in it, and if so it has long evaporated I would suspect.

    What ya think, use it or toss it?
  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Give it a go. What the heck. You have plenty of media and the compound is over the hill anyway.

    I doubt there would be any ill effects to the brass.

    I'd count that stuff as a great find....:D
  3. Leatherstocking

    Leatherstocking Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    I'm sure you could test for amonia by putting some brass in the container, and see if it turns blue.
    Sounds like a good find to me too.