I just purchased a Raytech tumble-vibe 10 from Rio for polishing
jewelry. I spoke with a Rio rep and described that I needed something
to help clean up tarnished jewelry before storing. It seems that I
spend an entire day cleaning my stock before a show even though I am
storing it in plastic bags with non-tarnish strips.
The rep suggested that I buy the green polish shine and the cobb
meal. So I try it out, first tumbling with the green media and then
the cobb meal. I must say that I’m not impressed and found that the
green polish build-up wouldn’t entirely come away even after tumbling
for 2 hours with the cobb meal. I’m also afraid that one of my more
fragile stones may have suffered some slight damage although Rio said
that this stone would be fine. Also, the green polish shine is wedged
in every nook and cranny you can imagine so I have to spend more time
trying to get it out.
Am I doing something wrong? Do any of you use this cleaning method
and can offer some suggestions? I tumbled the jewelry in green media
for about 5 hrs. and then 2 hrs. with the cobb meal.
Thanks very much,