For those looking to polish their jewelry, we recommend this small-sized media mix which includes 1/8″ Stainless Steel Diagonals, 1/8″ Stainless Steel Balcones, and 1/8″ Stainless Steel Balls. 304 stainless steel tumbling media is rust and corrosion-resistant, making it ideal for use with strong compounds during wet tumbling. The abrasion resistance of stainless steel media is 3-5 times greater compared to cast steel media. Proper storage ensures that the stainless steel media can be used indefinitely. After use, strain the media using a fine mesh strainer, then lay the pieces out on a dry towel and pat dry with another towel. Let them air dry in a dry, sunny area before storing. Some customers prefer to store them submerged in water.
You can polish up to 20 rings or bracelet sections in a 3 lb capacity tumbler. We recommend 2 pounds of stainless steel shot, 1/2 tsp 920 compound, and enough water to cover everything. Tumble for 1/2 hour to 2 hours. We highly recommend the DuraBull clear barrel tumbler, which is featured in a tutorial video from RioGrande.
If you own the HUGE Frankfort Arsenal tumbler and desire a bright, shiny finish, replace their pin shot with 5 pounds of our jeweler mix. The pin shot creates a satin/brushed finish.