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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-04-2001 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's something every well equiped shop should have, a parts tumbler:



Put your rusty parts in the media, turn the tumbler on, and come back later and pick up your nice clean shiny parts.

I want to make one, though, instead of buying one.

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Tim
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posted 01-11-2001 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim   Click Here to Email Tim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been thinking of the same thing myself.
Check out sportsmansguide.com I have their
last catalog and what looks like the same thing as Eastwoods. Was on sale for $59.97.
If I don't buy theirs I can go to the local sporting goods store and get a deluxe model for about $80.00, so check that out also.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-11-2001 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about this for low-buck:

I'm going to try filling a coffee can with bead blasting media, strapping it onto my air compressor and seeing how that works. That way you can tumble your parts while you work.

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ShawnB
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posted 01-13-2001 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShawnB   Click Here to Email ShawnB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve - Your coffee can will work but wear ear plugs and tape the lid on very well. I had a friend that built a tumbler out of 1X pine boards in an octagonal shape, used a small elecric motor and uncooked rice as a media. Ammunition reloaders have been using tumblers for years to clean brass. You may be able to find them used locally.

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posted 02-12-2001 02:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc   Click Here to Email Doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guy's are guilty of inspiring a plan. My mom uses one of them electric up and down beds and her old one wore out the up an down part. She got a new bed and I robbed the vibrators out of her old bed. So the plan is to get a metal box to attach the vibrators to and put a plastic box/pan in it for the media. What do you think is the best general cleaning media? I have a buddy that runs a coating and polishing place and he has a serious vibrating deal that polishes parts after ceramic coating. He uses what appears to be plastic balls of various sizes (the largest being 1/4") and soapy water. I thought I'd just try that stuff until he told me it's $60 for 15lbs. I don't like sand cause it leaves grit on parts and has to be washed very thoroughly like in a dishwasher. The grit won't do the dishwasher any good so I'd like to find a better thing like, rice or nut shells? Those expensive plastic pellets last quite awhile so they could be what to do, he tells me an old bolt will come out looking like chrome in fifteen minutes with his multi dollar shaker. With the time it'll take to get this thing to work I could wire wheel 10,000 bolts .

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posted 03-07-2001 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CRB   Click Here to Email CRB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well after reading this I went and pulled out my reloading tumbler and decided to see how well it would work with bolts. I used sand blasting media. I worked very well, took about three hours before everything was nice and clean.

just thought you would like to know.

later
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posted 03-27-2001 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys, being an avid shooter as well as mustang nut I can tell you about my tumbler, it's a Dillon Pecision unit and has a heavy duty motor plus a lifetime guarantee,they installed a new motor in mine recently for no charge, Don't try to polish carb bodies in it though, I ruined a good 4100 by trying that, looks good but media keeps appearring fron out of orifices.Check out www.dillonprecision.com

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-27-2001 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you have the CV-2001?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-12-2001 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I may buy the CV-500.

http://dillonprecision.com/template/p.cfm?maj=16&min=0&dyn=1&CFID=1017688&CFTOKEN=84486450

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posted 12-17-2001 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the CV-500, it is bigger than you think, the CV2000 is very large and would work even better on larger pieces, Eastwood sells rust cutting media as well as polishing media. I highly recommend the Dillon products, they are top quality with a warranty that is unmatched by anyone.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-17-2001 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a CV-500 on the way.

Do you use regular blast media in it?

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posted 12-18-2001 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About 90% of my tumbling is for cleaning the empty brass before reloading bullets, for that I use corn cob media (Dillon), I have used some Eastwood Rust cutter media with good results on bolts and small parts.
Whatever you do , DON'T clean carburetors in it, they come out looking new, but you will never get the media out of the orifices. (The voice of experience here, one ruined 4100 carb). At one time the tumbler ran 24 hours a day for two weeks, cleaned 25,000 pieces of brass 1000 at a time, 6 hours per batch.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-18-2001 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool, thanks for the advice. I plan to use it mainly for nuts and bolts, brackets, and things like that.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
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ccode67
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posted 12-19-2001 07:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just try to wear it out, you can't do it, a friend has the CV2000 and uses it for rock tumbling/polishing, took him 7 years to wear out the motor, he sent it to dillon and they replaced the motor and the tub at no charge.
All of my reloading equipment is dillon, their reputation for warranty and service is unmatched anywhere.

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Stewart
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posted 12-19-2001 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ccode67:
took him 7 years to wear out the motor, he sent it to dillon and they replaced the motor and the tub at no charge.
All of my reloading equipment is dillon, their reputation for warranty and service is unmatched anywhere.


Hmmm, they must have changed their policy because clicking on the above provided link, the website states they have only a one year warranty now.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-19-2001 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just going to ask if they warranty longer than advertised on their site?

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posted 12-19-2001 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
must be a new thing with Dillon. wore out a press recently and they repaced it. WAY over 1 year old. still, you'll never wear out that tumbler.

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posted 12-20-2001 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One year warranty is new to me, I'll check my next issue of the Blue Press (their monthly magazine) and let you know.
In the past they have even sent me parts for my press that I lost at no charge, they are great.

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posted 12-20-2001 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's great. They sound like a real good company.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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posted 12-21-2001 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need a Calander too!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-21-2001 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got it today!

But, because it's a Christmas gift, my wife won't let me play with it until Tuesday.

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posted 12-21-2001 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i thought dillon used to advertise a lifetime warranty. of course that has been several years ago.

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posted 12-22-2001 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CC, what do you use for media in yours? The manual for the thing specifies ground corn or walnut shells, but I don't think those will get me very far with rusty bolts.

Do you run black beauty in yours?

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posted 12-24-2001 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Corn cob won't do much for rust, polished rust is still rust
Walnut is used for very dirty brass, corn cob is used to polish brass or other soft metals,a little Brasso or Dillon liquid polish makes them shine like new, the Eastwood medias are good for rust and hard metal. If you clean a lot of little parts you may want to pickup a media separator, they work very well also.

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posted 01-14-2002 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received the latest issue of The Blue Press, Dillon's sale book, It does say one year warranty, it must be something new, I bet they will honor it past a year, they have been so good warranty wise they won't be able to stop.

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posted 01-15-2002 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, I was thinking of this route since I saw the tumblers in Eastwood?s catalog. What kind of media have you used with good results? I like you don't want to polish the rust!

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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
CC, what do you use for media in yours? The manual for the thing specifies ground corn or walnut shells, but I don't think those will get me very far with rusty bolts.

Do you run black beauty in yours?


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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-15-2002 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm embarrassed to say I haven't used it yet. I've put it off until I found out if I can use black beauty or not. I think I'm just going to try it and find out.

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posted 01-15-2002 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That stuff might chew the heck out of the plastic bowl. Has anybody emailed you about other tumbler brands?

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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I'm embarrassed to say I haven't used it yet. I've put it off until I found out if I can use black beauty or not. I think I'm just going to try it and find out.


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posted 01-15-2002 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I've already bought the Dillon Precision unit. Now I just have to abuse it.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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posted 01-17-2002 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I thought I would email Eastwood and Dillon and ask them about what media I can use. Eastwood has responded, but I haven't heard from Dillon yet:

Subject:
RE: tumblers
Date:
Thu, 17 Jan 2002 06:00:37 -0800
From:
Tech Help
Organization:
The Eastwood Company
To:
"'Steve LaRiviere'"


the tumbler bowls are made of plastic, with a plexi glass top, the
derusting media is used wet so i would not recommend using black beauty as
it will wear the bowl down

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Joe

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-----Original Message-----
From: Steve LaRiviere [SMTP:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 4:15 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: tumblers

Hello,
Could you tell me if the bowls on your HEAVY DUTY WET DRY MEDIA TUMBLER
SYSTEM Item-no 13184, and DUAL PURPOSE WET/DRY MEDIA TUMBLER SYSTEM
Item-no 43204 are made of plastic or metal?

Can you use black beauty media in them?

Thanks,
Steve LaRiviere << File: slariviere.vcf >>

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
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quote:
Originally posted by ccode67:
I have used some Eastwood Rust cutter media with good results on bolts and small parts.

CC, did you use the rust cutter media wet? With what, mineral spirits?

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:

the
derusting media is used wet

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That sounds strange to me also!

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I used it dry, didn't know it was supposed to be wet, I was given the leftovers from someone elses batch, so no "dumbrections" were with it, I let it run for several hours, seems to work fine, would probably work better wet.

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posted 01-18-2002 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's what Dillon said.

Subject:
RE: CV-500
Date:
Fri, 18 Jan 2002 12:00:53 -0700
From:
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To:
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Steve,

I'm not familiar with this media at all. Worst case, a new bowl is $17.95.

Thank you,
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-----Original Message-----
From: Steve LaRiviere [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 5:04 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: CV-500

<< File: slariviere.vcf >> Hello,
I recently bought a CV-500 vibratory case cleaner, and I was reading the
manual and it specifies using ground corn cob or walnut shells for a
medium. I was planning on using black beauty media {silica slag} because
I wanted to use this unit to restore nuts and bolts in my car
restoration hobby. Will the bowl be ok with this? It seems like a rugged
unit and very similar to the tumbler Eastwood's sells.

Thanks for your help,
Steve LaRiviere

I think I'm use going to put some duct tape over the socket screws, fill her up with black beauty and let her rip.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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any ripping yet?

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posted 04-23-2002 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, I need to give it a try. It doesn't seem to have a lot of vibratory action, but we'll see. It seems more toy than tool, but maybe I'll be surprised.

I wasn't too thrilled when I found after I got it that it needs a special abrasive and kerosine slurry. I asked the company if I could use black beauty in it and they answered "Duh, what's black beauty? Never heard of it. I dunno, I guess so. At the worst, you can buy a new basket if you ruin it."

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posted 04-23-2002 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what's kerosene slurry? I can't help but imagine a kerosene slurpy.

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From: Saco, Maine Toys: '70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150
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posted 04-23-2002 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A slurry is just a mixture of solvent and media.

They sell a grit that mixes with kerosine that reloaders use.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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posted 05-24-2002 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I've been using it and I've pretty much ruled it a toy/waste of money. I put some small brackets in and from what I've seen so far you'll get pretty old waiting for it to clean the parts off.

It may be the black beauty I'm using. I might buy some of that rust-cutter grit Eastwood sells and see how that goes.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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posted 06-03-2002 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been using it every day now. It's ok. Bolts seem to take about 10 hours to go from rusty to bare. Forget about using it for brackets, that would take about 10 years from what I've seen.

It's neat tossing the bolts in and then just setting it and forgetting it.

It's a great tool for your friend to own.

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