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How to polish reclaimed shot?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Grade Six, Jul 29, 2007.

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  1. Grade Six

    Grade Six TS Member

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    I recently picked up some reclaimed shot and it does not flow very well through my reloader. Is there a way that I can polish it so it looks like new shot? I tried mixing graphite with it but it didn't seem to help. Thanks for the help. Tom
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Turn it in water in a small cemnt mixer or similar.

    there will be a gray oxide residue and some dirt in the water. Let it run an hour or more.

    Then dry the shot, on a tarp ouside if possible.

    Back into the mixer and a half teaspoon of graphite per 50 lbs. Turn till pretty.

    HM
     
  3. Grade Six

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    I don't have a cement mixer, what else could I use. Will a shell tumbler work??
     
  4. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    How about Esquire shoe polish and a tiny brush?
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I have a small mixer that drywall guys used to use before premixed mud was the norm. It tilts at a 45 degree angle and works great. Holds a 3 gallon bucket.

    HM
     
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