Each purveyor of media and machines also has recommended liquids -
To give you a quick answer. I do not use always use products
recommented by the manufacturer.
My soldering station needs once a year fresh Natriumhydroxide which
a can purchase for a few dollars a kilo.
If I wouth use the chemicals recommendet by the manufacturer, I pay
56 euro without P&P. Shure, If you break it down into the amount of
days you use it and calculate the costs its not much.
However, somebody has to carry for costs of materials and in this
case the customers do. By buying the chemicals myself, add clear
to it, let it be and even keeping in mind the time I use for clearing
this job, I can serv my customer better without further costs.
Yes, in some cases you make a point and you better stick with the
recommended products to keep you save concerning your garantie of
your machinery and/or tools.
…Jepp, I use regular soap for tumbling and it works well but I use
another type for my magnetic finisher for a high end finished
Greetings from Europe