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  • Does Kitty Litter work as a polishing media???

    I was wondering if any of you folks have used Kitty Litter as a polishing media and if it works decently??

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    Originally posted by Win94 View Post
    I was wondering if any of you folks have used Kitty Litter as a polishing media and if it works decently??
    I've never been tempted to try it. I'm guessing it would scratch the dickens out of your cases, but that's supposition only.
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    • #3
      Exactly what i was thinking Brownbear. Just looking for cheaper ways to go through life in these trying times!!!

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      • #4
        Recycle polishing media

        I don't have any firsthand experience with kitty litter, but the thought crossed my mind as well. Seems I read some recommendation AGAINST using it, somewhere.

        But here's something you CAN do: you can wash and reuse your old media (corncob or walnut hulls). Just mix it up with some water and dish soap; swish it around as much as necessary to get it clean; rinse well; and pour it out onto a cookie sheet to dry. Kinda messy, but saves money.
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        • #5
          Good tip!!! I have used bounce sheets as well to clean the media and it seems to work pretty good.

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          • #6
            I think the kitty litter is just mostly dried clay……… I suspect it would eventually just turn into powdered dirt.
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            • #7
              No kitty litter

              Yes I tried it. The cases were clean, but they were not shiny and the finish was something like a 400 grit sandpaper finish. I will not use it again.

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              • #8
                cage litter

                Ground walnut, not quite as fine as sold by Midway, is available from pet stores for less/lb. It's sold as cage litter and comes in 20 lb bags.
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                • #9
                  For buying ground walnut shell, try your local farm and feed store. Dont know what it will run for a 50lb bag there, but I"am getting it for $14.00 for a 50 lb bag. Shure beats the gun store prices.

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                  • #10
                    I spent $28 last year polishing cases with case polishing media (ground corn cobs), I polished 200,000 cases. I don't see this as a major expense. Buy the gallon jug of media and use it up, throw it away and buy another jug. Support the industry you love.:rolleyes:
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                    • #11
                      kitty litter

                      I believe I heard this same question asked on Guns and Ammo tv. If I remember right they tried it and the kitty litter put a fine dust over everything in the room.

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                      • #12
                        My Uncle Charlie tried it, and said he'd never do it again.

                        [ A CAT pooped in his Tumbler. ]

                        Smitty of the North
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                        • #13
                          Never used cat litter but cracked corn from the feed store works like walnut but don't last as long. Cracked corn (not rolled corn, it’s softer) should run around $18 for a 50 pound bag in Alaska.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Smitty of the North View Post
                            My Uncle Charlie tried it, and said he'd never do it again.

                            [ A CAT pooped in his Tumbler. ]

                            Smitty of the North
                            That's what he gets for haveing a cat and not putting the lid down.

                            Andy
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                            • #15
                              Kitty litter not worth crap!

                              I have tried, the cheapest one in the red bag at wally world, after only a few minutes the cases were covered with a tacky clay coating, very thin but a real pain to wipe off! I have since discovered a new method, 1 quart of hot water, 2 cups white vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap, I place it in one of the new plastic large coffee "cans" put the brass in, pop lid on and gently shake it for 1 minute, let it sit 5 minutes shake it again for 1 minute, remove cases, rinse well in fresh water, spread them out on a towel to dry for a day or 2!
                              Solution can be stored right in the plastic coffee can and reused many times! Gets brass as clean as i'll ever need it, and doesn't even use any electricity

                              If you are set on tumbling your brass, I have a buddy that has always used dry rice as his media and it works great! and seems to really last!

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