Stainless steel nails in lieu of stainless steel media

yeet

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As title says, anybody used (small) stainless steel nails whilst wet tumbling, any pitfalls I should think about? Thanks in advance
 
I can't see it really matters what you use, it will be interesting if any body can suggest a reason why a particular media is best...

I was going to snip a load of 22LR cases into two or three bits...the cases you are cleaning will burnish each other on the outside...the smaller media / pins do the insides and the primer pockets...

The only issue is to make sure nothing gets stuck in the case and overlooked before loading.

At one time I had an enormous 1.5 tonne rumbler for forged steel stuff up to a 1200mm long at one extreme, and a Nivea hand cream pot tumbler on a tilted record deck at the other. The hand cream pot was for silver jewellery and the media I used was just trimmings and offcuts of silver with a bit of Fairy liquid and water and a spoonful of rouge. The rumbler used granite chippings because I couldn't afford/justify half a tonne of the ceramic chips at the time...

Alan
 
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The thing is I've already got something along the lines of 6kg of 6mm stainless nails, I'm not adverse to getting stainless media was just wondering if I could use something I already have
 
The thing is I've already got something along the lines of 6kg of 6mm stainless nails, I'm not adverse to getting stainless media was just wondering if I could use something I already have
If they are 6mm long and decent stainless I’d crack on with those.
 
The thing is I've already got something along the lines of 6kg of 6mm stainless nails, I'm not adverse to getting stainless media was just wondering if I could use something I already have
I am sure they would be fine...what is the worst that could happen?

Alan
 
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