Hello all… I have been lurking for about a month now and replying
directly to a few of your questions. Now I need a bit of advice.
After two years of making silver jewelry and hand polishing
everything, I finally was able to invest in a vibratory tumbler. I
have been mostly satisfied with the results - especially since it
saves so much time. My questions are this…
I have a problem with a grey film on pieces after finishing in Shell
Shine Green purchased from Rio Grande. This is not such a big deal
on simple pieces - as it can be polished off by hand. However, I
make a lot of chunky chain and that is another story. I also tried
getting hardwood pegs and charging them myself with the chrome oxide
paste - this was even worse. Is there something I am doing wrong or
something else I can use that will give me a nice clean shine
surface out of the tumbler?
How many hours can I tumble with plastic media before it needs to be
replaced? I am using Clean Cut Medium and Fine - also from Rio
Any feedback would be appreciated.
Athena’s Gurrls Jewelry