Polishing Metal in a Tumbler with Steel Shot and Shinebrite

Polishing Metal in a Tumbler with Steel Shot and Shinebrite


Hi, I want to talk about our tumbler, our
steel shot, and our Shinebrite burnishing compound that we use here in the studio and
that we have for sale. Our tumbler we’ve actually had up here for
about 2 years now, since 2016 and we’ve always used steel shot with it. And the steel shot, this is the same bag we
got 2 years ago. Lasts forever, it’s a great investment. It comes with 2 lbs of the shot and the shot’s in different sizes, so it fits in every nook and cranny you can imagine. And you just pour that into your tumbler when
you get it. Pour it into the barrel, the whole thing. And fill it with water, I filled it about
1/3 of the way with water. And now we’re going to use Shinebrite. You just put a tiny bit of Shinebrite in it,
this is a burnishing compound. And the great thing about Shinebrite is that
it cleans and brightens. This of course right here, this right here
burnishes the metal and this is a burnishing compound so they go together. So it cleans and brightens, it’s odorless,
biodegradable and it can work with gold-filled, so we use copper, brass, sterling silver,
gold-filled. We’ve even put CZs in here and it does fine. So you just want to dribble a little tiny
bit of this in here and You can see how long this is going to last, this is our same bottle
and it will last forever because you don’t need to change this out very often. Once you pour that in there, go ahead and flick off any of the metal pieces, the steel shot, you may see around the rim. And you’ll put this part on next; this will
seal your barrel. And so it slips in there like that. Place the cap on. Push that down tightly. Now you’ll put your big washer on and next
you’ll do this, you’ll go ahead and screw this on the top. Now you’ll plug in your tumbler, it does
not have an on and off switch so you’re going to plug it into the wall after you put
this on. And this barrel, the notch in the barrel fits right here on the notch on the tumbler, if you can see that. And now you would plug it in and it would
spin and you let it go as long as you needed it to. Your metal looks mirror finish at the end,
it looks absolutely fantastic.

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