Daily Wire Tip April 16: Can You Use Flitz in a Tumbler?

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
April 16, 2010

Question:

Can you use flitz in a tumbler to protect silver jewelry? If so with what media?

Answer:

I have to admit that neither my husband nor I had ever heard of ‘Flitz’ before, so I did some research and it sounds like a product I would like to try. Regarding your question about using it in a tumbler, there is a product they call a ‘Tumbler/Media Additive’, and this is what they advertise: “Will not harm ANY METAL or Primer. Will not stress brass. No Ammonia. No Buildup. Suitable for corn cob, walnut or other media. Cuts tumbling time in half. Cleans, polishes & protects brass & nickel. Eco-safe product. Removes: Oxidation, Tarnish, Lead Buildup and Fingerprints. Safe for: Safe when used on ANY Metal. Will not Deaden the Primer. Will not Stress or Imbrittle Brass. No Ammonia. No Buildup.” The video shows a rotary tumbler and brass bullet casings. However on their tips page, they talk about using the liquid product with regards to polishing. https://www.flitzusa.com/shop/index.php?main_page=page&id=15 It may be something you’d like to try, and if you do, please let me know your results so I can share them.

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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2 Comments

  1. avatar

    Casey Willson

    April 16, 2010 at 8:57 am

    I bought some a few weeks ago. I was having trouble cleaning (by hand as my tumblers aren’t set up right now) some vintage brass lockets. WOW! It is awesome. I’m still gonna tumble a few of them as they have a multitude of tiny scratches but they shine beautifully and even the small deep dark oxidization marks are gone!

  2. avatar

    LindaB

    April 16, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I must admit I was a bit confused as to why someone would want to add “Media” (a newpaper, blog, etc.) to a tumbler. I believe what the manufacturer (English probably not their first language) means is Medium (an additive in processing). I know…picky, picky, picky!

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