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Jul 12th, 2019 at 8:39am
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Has anyone had good results using ceramic or stainless pins in a vibratory case cleaner instead of a tumbler?
  
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Reply #1 - Jul 12th, 2019 at 10:47am
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I switched to ceramic about 5 years ago. But I also switched to a wet rotary tumbler at the same time, so no experience with ceramic and a dry tumbler.
  

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Reply #2 - Jul 12th, 2019 at 10:45pm
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I did the same and won't go back
  
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Reply #3 - Jul 12th, 2019 at 11:46pm
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i use a Thumlers Tumbler with both stainless rods and ceramic media. it is the only way to go in my opinion.
i tried the dry, the vibrators,corn cob, and ultrasonic.
222,223, 25-20 25-20SS are better than new when i use the rods. small ceramic cant be beat for BPCR cases. IMHO
  

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Reply #4 - Jul 13th, 2019 at 2:43pm
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I switched over from corn cob in a vibratory tumbler to a ss pin wet tumbler (Frankford Arsenal) and will never look back.  Even filthy, heavily stained cases come out looking like new.  I now use my vibratory tumbler with the corn cob media strictly for removing the case lube from sized cases.  Does the job in a few minutes.

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Reply #5 - Jul 13th, 2019 at 3:26pm
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Myself I have never bothered with cleaning the inside while using a single case and smokeless. What might one think the ill affects could actually by not taking the time to do so?
  
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Reply #6 - Jul 13th, 2019 at 6:15pm
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I rotary tumber all my cases, including BP with Strat-O-Sheen burnishing solution - 3mm plastic triangles and a 3 second squirt of Dawn 3X. A run is about a 1/2 hour and the cases are cleaned and polished better than new each cleaning
  

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Reply #7 - Jul 14th, 2019 at 12:39am
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bnice wrote on Jul 12th, 2019 at 8:39am:
Has anyone had good results using ceramic or stainless pins in a vibratory case cleaner instead of a tumbler?


Too much weight.   There are industrial vibrating-bowl deburring/polishing machines that use ceramic pieces, but they are built for it.  Ours aren't. 
  
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Reply #8 - Jul 16th, 2019 at 11:49pm
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John Boy wrote on Jul 13th, 2019 at 6:15pm:
I rotary tumber all my cases, including BP with Strat-O-Sheen burnishing solution - 3mm plastic triangles and a 3 second squirt of Dawn 3X. A run is about a 1/2 hour and the cases are cleaned and polished better than new each cleaning


John,

Do you really mean 3mm PLASTIC triangles, or are they really ceramic?

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Reply #9 - Jul 17th, 2019 at 1:01am
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Industrial deburring/polishing tumblers use plastic media for aluminum workpieces, FWIW.
  
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Re: Case cleaning
Reply #10 - Jul 22nd, 2019 at 10:41am
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Couple hours in my wet rotary tumbler with a little of my wife's liquid laundry detergent. Ceramic media.
Just did a couple batches yesterday.

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