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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by DannyR, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I just tried some Flitz Tumbler/Media Additive and that stuff is really great. Faster and better than Dillon Brass Polish. Available at MidwayUSA and Cabela's for $8.99 per bottle.
     
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    ede Bama's Friend

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    how's it compare to NuFinish and mineral spirits? that my low budget brass polish. i use near 10 gallons of media at a time so i look for something economical.
     

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    I just hire folks to come in and polish each of mine individually.:whistling:
     
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    We have to polish our reloads prior to GSSF events? I didn't get the memo. LOL
     
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    unclebob DFC, MSM, 13 Air Medals.

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    Personally I do not think it is any better than the Nu-Finish mixed 50/50 with mineral sprits. I have tried Dillon, Midway, and Flitz. I always go back to the Nu-Finish. For me it does the same job for less money.
     
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    A bottle of that special Flitz tumbling polish was part of my initial order of reloading stuff. I've never actually gotten around to opening it. For the size tumbler I have, IIRC, I'm supposed to use nearly the whole bottle at once. What kind of media did you add it to?

    I started out using WalMart corn cob...but it's way too big (gets stuck in the cases). Next was the finer grained walnut from Harbor Freight. I've been real happy with that. I just picked up some of the coarser grain corn cob from Grainger, but haven't tried it yet.

    Plain old crushed walnut and a few used dryer sheets to collect the dust and crud, and the brass is clean enough to use in a few hours.
     
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    ede Bama's Friend

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    i use a 60/40 mix of corn cob and walnut along with the NuFinish and mineral spirts. i use about 8 to 10 gallons of media and 5 gallons of brass. i usually spend a weekend each year cleaning brass and then put everything away for another year.
     
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    Did Flitz come out with a special cleaner for brass? Last I heard was not to use any ammonia based cleaners because it made the brass hard and subject to cracking and splitting.
     
  9. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    It is a new, special application product and is ammonia free.
     
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    njl Crusty Member

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    I don't know how new it is. It's been on the market at least a year, probably longer.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=816895

    The reviews there are all really favorable. I guess I should try mine.
     
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    A couple of squirts of Flitz tumbler polish on walnut hulls (from the pet store) is all I use. Doesn't take much at all.

    9mm and 40S&W brass is now all done. Polished before resizing, then once after. Pet store walnut hull is small enough to actually clean the primer pockets!!! and doesn't (or at least VERY rarely) plug the flash hole.

    There is no ammonia in the Flitz tumbler stuff.