Hey there everyone,
Im just beginning to venture into the mass finishing world and have recently ordered a 11KG rotary tumbler as well as what is advertised as “Plastic Stone Abrasive Media” approx. 600 grit. I also ordered stainless steel shot and “tumble soap”.
From reading so many topics, especially the ones @judyh comments in with all her knowledge of tumbling, it seems to me I need to use a deburring compound with the plastic abrasive media in order for it to work effectively. Especially since I will have a rotary tumbler which from what I read will take more time to achieve the results I’m looking for, being a nice matte finish on brass pieces.
Problem being, I’m located in Malawi, Africa and as mush as I wish there was a jewelry supplier down the street, the closest one is in South Africa, a cool 2,500 km away. Therefore I can’t find Deburring compound at the supplier in South Africa to ship up, nor find it locally.
Any advice on a DIY Deburring compound or a acceptable substitute? Or if this vague “tumble soap” will suffice?
Cheers and thanks for any help!