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Tumbler to harden PMC objects

I’d be interested in what “burnishing liquid”, “soap” or "detergent"
Orchid members would recommend for a rotary tumbler with steel shot
to be used to work harden PMC objects?

Thanks,
Dian DV

You can use dishwasher soap (low suds), simple green, or the more
expensive stuff like Supersheen Burhinshing Liquid from Rio Grande.

Just the tiniest drop of any kind of soap will do. Dishwashing
liquid, hotel shampoo, liquid soap for handwashing, whatever.
Tumble for half an hour.

Elaine
Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay

You might want to try BBX Burnishing Compound.

BCS  Company
Thompson CT
203-923-9575

Steve Guyot
Guyot Brothers Co Inc
Decorative jewelry findings & ornamental stampings since 1904
http://guyotbrothers.com

    I'd be interested in what "burnishing liquid", "soap" or
"detergent" Orchid members would recommend for a rotary tumbler
with steel shot to be used to work harden PMC objects? 

Sunsheen burnishing fluid works well, as does water and a drop of
dish soap. A big source of problems can be in the water–if your tap
water has a high mineral content, you may want to go to filtered,
bottled, or distilled water. This is most important if you intend to
add a patina after tumbling.

Mary Ellin D’Agostino, PhD
www.medacreations.com
Sr. Teacher, PMC Connection
Certified Artisan, PMC Guild

    I'd be interested in what "burnishing liquid", "soap" or
"detergent" Orchid members would recommend for a rotary tumbler
with steel shot to be used to work harden PMC objects? 

My friends at a well-known findings place use liquid Dawn detergent,
the blue one, I have had great luck with it, too. A 50/50 slurry of
Dawn and water, tumble for an hour or two.

Nan Kroupa
nankdesigns.com