This is my first time tumbling. Followed the following process;
– Loaded tumbler with ceramic, add solution, silver rings,
tumble for 24 hours,
– Loaded tumbler with mixed shape steel shot, at solution,
replace silver rings, tumble for 24 hours.
Rings come out polished but with a non-smooth surface, small
dents, very uneven surface. Rings with smooth surfaces were put
in with a non-polished but smooth surface. On one sample item
the wax was polished with an alcohol polish application, yet the
item also appeared as above.
What should I do to the mixture. More liquid, shot etc… I fill
the tumbler a little less than half with ceramic or shot and then
add liquid to just below the aggregate(ceramic or shot)
Also, some detail continues to show the ‘white silver
non-polished surface’ as is done after cleaning. Should I add a
’small wire shot’ to the Shot mixture to resolve this problem??
Getting beat up by the tumbler,