24 October 2012
http://www.castbulletassoc.org/view_user.php?id=1166>afish4570: I have beat the dirty toxic dust problem from walnut tumbling. I lightly spray a couple of laundry dryer sheets with silicone spray and then cut the sheets to 2 inch squares. Toss them in with the brass. They do a terrific job as a dust magnet and the silicone also makes your brass shinier and the dust won't stick to your brass.
I pick them out with a long tweezers and toss them after polishing a batch and use new ones every batch....no more dust at all if you keep up with it and it keeps your walnut media better than new clean.
I also stir in one teaspoon of Turtle Wax Chrome Polish and Rust Remover to the walnut media every 8-10 batches and run the machine 30 minutes to distribute the polish before adding brass and silicon-ed drier sheet squares. My brass comes out picture book jewelry shiny in 4 hours.
The RCBS Vibratory Case Cleaner is the model I use and have been very satisfied with. I particularly like the dual tops, one is a sieve top I use over a bucket with the machine running and held upside down to separate the media from the brass. This works great in no time.