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    Given they are fairly small parts with tight nooks and crannies I'm not convinced you'll be happy with anything other than sand blasting.

    You could try tumbling in a finer abrasive material like aluminium oxide grit (Like often used for blasting), that's more likely to get into the internal corners etc than the large tumbling media. You might need to experiment a bit.
    Last edited by Zeeflyboy; 6 Days Ago at 06:32 PM.

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  3. Hmmm

    Well I ordered the tumbler so will try it I guess.
    Just need the media.

    [edit]
    I am not looking to finish the inside of the case, only the rounded bit a the front.
    It is quite stepped so probably wont do much.
    Last edited by JOGARA; 6 Days Ago at 07:31 PM.

  4. Dam this thing is gigantic.
    And for 150 shipped that is quite impressive. I just hope it lasts long enough though.

    Been talking with Moleroda Finishing and they are suggesting 10-20mm media.
    10mm being higher chance of getting into the button holes I have so went for that.
    Should arrive tomorrow and will get to tumble all day :)

    Thanks for all the help guys.
    Hopefully will come back with good results.

  5. Last edited by JOGARA; 4 Days Ago at 05:18 PM.

  6. #15
    I assume that's an Anodised part going in the colour pot, is the noise your giant tumbler running in the background? :D
    The part looks good BTW,

    - Nick
    Life is a learning and growing experience.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by magicniner View Post
    I assume that's an Anodised part going in the colour pot, is the noise your giant tumbler running in the background? :D
    The part looks good BTW,

    - Nick
    Posted the wrong video to the wrong thread.
    Edited the post with the actual one.

    And thanks!

    PS, the noise is a server fan extracting fumes from the shed.

  8. #17
    Crikey, that tumbler is a bit of a beast!
    Looks like you're nearly there with everything, do we get to see the finished product when it's done?

    - Nick
    Life is a learning and growing experience.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by magicniner View Post
    Crikey, that tumbler is a bit of a beast!
    Looks like you're nearly there with everything, do we get to see the finished product when it's done?

    - Nick
    It is really good and bigger than I expected. Only 150 too. Originally I discounted tumbling as I thought it was at least a couple grand for one that could take my parts.
    The media is a bit expensive. This 10mm stuff is 66 with postage.
    20mm is a lot cheaper, over half the cost. But I needed a bit more fine media to get into the smaller bits of my part.

    Yea ill post photos somewhere.
    Last edited by JOGARA; 4 Days Ago at 05:45 PM.

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    Get some water and detergent in that tumbler and get the lid on!

    The emphasis is on some - you want just enough water to keep things wet and clean, as too much dampens everything.
    And it's noticeably quieter with the lid on.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by m_c View Post
    Get some water and detergent in that tumbler and get the lid on!

    The emphasis is on some - you want just enough water to keep things wet and clean, as too much dampens everything.
    And it's noticeably quieter with the lid on.
    Regular dish soap works fine right?
    And I normally tumble with the lid on. Only had it off for the video.

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