Howdy All, I have been interested in stainless steel media for a while and this thread has pushed me over the edge.
I ordered the whole set up from Buffalo Arms plus there was a couple of other things I had been wanting as well. I used the info from the Stainless Steel Media folks' website as far as the procedure of cleaning goes, i.e. - 5 lbs pins, 1 gal., water, 2tbsp dawn, 1/4 tsp Lemi-Shine, 2lbs of brass and away we go. Whiz-bang! All is bright and shiney like new again!
However, the Insturctions from Buffalo Arms for the Stainless Steel Media says to place THREE pounds of SS media in the tumbler barrel and fill with cold water until it covers the media by an inch. Put a table spoon of compound in with the water. (referring to the liquid cleaner that is apprently their own brand). Use 2-3 tablespooons if the cases are extremely dirty. You may then add up to EIGHT pounds of brass for polishing and cleaning.
Now, am I gonna turn around and order the compound + shipping from our good friends up in the Gem State? Well no.
I don't begrudge anyone from making a good product, but I just ain't ready to place another order right away.
So here's the question. ( Oh, you knew there was going to be a question, right?
Has any one used an alternative method or product with SS media to clean more than TWO pounds of brass at a time?
BTW I am using Thumbler's Tumbler which holds 15 lbs.