Don’t stick any plastics in it...
This 100%. I used walnut and corn in the past in my tumbler. Corn turns nylon nuts a shade of green, and walnut turns it a shade of brown. Don't bother polishing anything that has nylon in it.The only thing with walnut, or any tumbling for that matter, is getting it out of very tiny spots. Phillips screw heads being the most annoying in my opinion. Bearing in mind how many screws you end up with - I would just replace these outright.
Otherwise for tubes and such (hex posts) you may sometimes need to drill the media out with a 1 or 2mm bit.
@Dave Bishop heads up that the gun centre place took ~3 to 4 weeks to ship my tumbler, and still waiting on some polishing media to arrive! Not sure if this was c*vid related or just how things go.
@Fifty thanks for the tips and suggestions. Carnuba wax after polishing is done is great idea! This is one thing I was still not sure about best practice, will give that a go for sure
That's definitely a piece I'd use a brass wheel on. You can buy little brass wheels for Dremels. Don't go cheap. I bought a bulk pack off Amazon and the first time I spun one up in the Dremel I was picking brass wire out of my arm and face (safety glasses are definitely recommended). The metal hair flew everywhere. I'm still finding it stuck into the walls. Dremel sells a 2-pack. Use these for the tight spots.Scrap that, apparently it’s out for delivery today
mean while, tried a bit of hand polishing
@newdos I think did this on his DM also I think he did a shop log tooHas anybody tried electroplating at home with these kits or are they a waste of time ?