Need advice on dry media and additives for rcbs vibratory case cleaner

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Edit: I just picked up a rcbs vibratory case cleaner. I am looking at purchasing some lyman tufnut for my first media purchase. Any advice on other media options, additives or techniques would be appreciated. I am not concerned with having that new super polished brass look. I just want clean cases that are ready load with out additional cleaning.
 
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Edit: I just picked up a rcbs vibratory case cleaner. I am looking at purchasing some lyman tufnut for my first media purchase. Any advice on other media options, additives or techniques would be appreciated. I am not concerned with having that new super polished brass look. I just want clean cases that are ready load with out additional cleaning.
A little bit of "new finish" (as seen on tv) and change your media more frequent than I do!
 
I long favored coarse walnut shell & a squirt of Dillon's blue stuff or the less thick orange Franklin. Then went to RCBS ceramic powder infusion which was faster but raised concerns about lungs.
Have stepped away from cob media, even the jeweler's rouge enhance stuff.
You'll probably fine your own favorite as there's tons of recipes.
I run cases from 15 minutes to a couple hours in Lyman turbo, now approaching 40th season.
 
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Hope you like red ;) Tufnut works really well all by itself with nothing added. The down side is it will color your tumbler, your hands, and leave a red tint on your finished rounds. I have 2 tumblers, I keep corn in the Lyman and walnut in the Dillon with a bit of NuFinish. If you want to go cheap on media, Harbor Freight sells a 25# box of walnut for about 20 bucks. A bit dusty but works great.
 
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Hope you like red ;) Tufnut works really well all by itself with nothing added. The down side is it will color your tumbler, your hands, and leave a red tint on your finished rounds. I have 2 tumblers, I keep corn in the Lyman and walnut in the Dillon with a bit of NuFinish. If you want to go cheap on media, Harbor Freight sells a 25# box of walnut for about 20 bucks. A bit dusty but works great.
Thanks for the tip on HF. That price is amazing and I can get another free flashlight:) Where do you get Nufinish locally?
 
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Hope you like red ;) Tufnut works really well all by itself with nothing added. The down side is it will color your tumbler, your hands, and leave a red tint on your finished rounds. I have 2 tumblers, I keep corn in the Lyman and walnut in the Dillon with a bit of NuFinish. If you want to go cheap on media, Harbor Freight sells a 25# box of walnut for about 20 bucks. A bit dusty but works great.
I long favored coarse walnut shell & a squirt of Dillon's blue stuff or the less thick orange Franklin. Then went to RCBS ceramic powder infusion which was faster but raised concerns about lungs.
Have stepped away from cob media, even the jeweler's rouge enhance stuff.
You'll probably fine your own favorite as there's tons of recipes.
I run cases from 15 minutes to a couple hours in Lyman turbo, now approaching 40th season.
Dang, 40 seasons. How many machines have you gone through?
 
FYI. Harbor freight sells a plastic tumbling media in various "grits" and it can be used wet or dry and is super easy to clean up after use. The media will also not stick or plug up cases, so thats not a concern! I find using it wet with a bit of Awesome from the dollar store diluted with water 50/50 seems to be the sweet spot!:) sure does a good job amd keeps the tumbler clean inside as well!
Can also use with the Stainless pins, its easy to separate out with a grid strainer!
 
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FYI. Harbor freight sells a plastic tumbling media in various "grits" and it can be used wet or dry and is super easy to clean up after use. The media will also not stick or plug up cases, so thats not a concern! I find using it wet with a bit of Awesome from the dollar store diluted with water 50/50 seems to be the sweet spot!:) sure does a good job amd keeps the tumbler clean inside as well!
Can also use with the Stainless pins, its easy to separate out with a grid strainer!
The rcbs unit is a vibrating bowl style. Will stainless pins work well in those?
 
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Does in mine!

Best deal I found on the pins is @LuckySG
But I havnt been able to drag my lazy self out there to see him! Best darn FFL around, and a heck of a nice guy as well!:D
I have been wanting to get out and meet Jeremy @LuckySG and pick up a Anderson closed trigger guard lower. I will keep the SS pins idea in mind.
 
Wait, your supposed to change the media? Heck I’ve been running the same walnut media for 30 years and the original Lyman tumbler... Just keep using Mother’s Aluminum Wheel Polish...

Now I’m thinking I need to refresh my media and switch to NuFinish...

NuFinish should be available wherever auto polish is sold.
 
Seems to work beautifully in my Lyman horizontal bowl tumbler, especially wet! I haven't used a dry media since the switch to the pins! WAY less mess, dust, and clean up! Quick rinse in warm water, and air dry in the sun ( OryGun, what sun!) and your good to go!
 

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