stainless steel tumbling

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  1. Glenn J Voth

    Glenn J Voth Well-Known Member

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    it didn't tumble considerably all the time 3 hrs here 3hrs there
     
  2. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    My brass gets clean after 45 min to 1 hour, you are doing something wrong.

    1st step, take the pennies out and just run dawn, clean hot water, and the pins for an hour or so-- drain and repeat

    I had issues trying dawn and leni shine and switched over to the fart brass cleaner solution-- no problems now
     
  3. SnowDingo

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    Which type of tumbler are you using vibratory or rotary?
     
  4. Glenn J Voth

    Glenn J Voth Well-Known Member

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    rotary
     
  5. John 264

    John 264 Well-Known Member

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    If the brass is coming out black you are not putting enough dawn and limieshine you can't add to much dawn
     
  6. SnowDingo

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    Not enough dawn or the barrel is too full
     
  7. Ol' Red

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    Take out the pennies. If they are late minted, then they are made of 97.5% zinc. That would turn the water dark when tumbling with pins.
     
  8. ThrdKllr

    ThrdKllr Well-Known Member

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    I tumble mine for about 45 minutes with the dawn and 1/8 tsp citric acid. I don’t let them get too grungey though.