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    Default Vibratory walnut polishing issues

    Hi folks, have a vibratory polisher with walnut media, it has a liquid additive to allow it to polish, but it appears to be pretty useless, i ran it for 5 hrs and it made no difference to the parts i placed into the unit.

    My goal is to use it to clean small musical instrument parts, that is for example a nickle silver key that is heavily tarnished, if i take it and put it up against a mop with some rouge it comes up like shiny silver.

    So my question, should i add some rouge that i use on my mops into the walnut media to help with the polishing or something else.

    Steve

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    I never add any liguid just rouge powder works fine take a few hours though. Great on tarnished silver.

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    No, it's the walnut that is useless. Get the corrosion off with ceramic media. I'm not well up on this, so you might browse here:

    https://www.google.com/search?client...Q4dUDCAsDennis Dennis.

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    I have never done this with jewellery or musical instruments parts however I have had very good results with fired brass, load the vibrator and start it running then use a grater and grate some tripoli into the mix

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    Quote Originally Posted by china View Post
    I have never done this with jewellery or musical instruments parts however I have had very good results with fired brass, load the vibrator and start it running then use a grater and grate some tripoli into the mix
    Will definetly give that a go before i throw the shell away

    Steve

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