Has anyone use a vibrator/tumbler to clean?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by cobb, May 18, 2020.

  1. cobb

    cobb New Member

    I shot pistol competition for years in my younger days and locally did very well. So I handloaded alot, every reloading session was a 1000 minimum, usually 5000 to get me by for the summer. I have all the reloading stuff, including 2 vibrating cleaners that I run walnut shells to clean brass. So has anyone used a vibrating type unit to polish up some discolored nickel on a Gillette shaver?
     
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  2. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Are we talking about a ultrasonic type cleaner for jewelry, or more like a rock polishing tumbler type machine?

    I've used the ultrasonic types before. They are good for loosening up stuck adjustable and tto mechanisms in razors, but don't do much for polishing, at least with the Dawn + water mix I usually use.

    I've yet to find anything better than scrubbing bubbles for basic razor cleaning.
     
  3. cobb

    cobb New Member

    Neither, they call it a tumbler, but it is actually a vibrating bowl. You can see the blue one in the background of this video by Razor Emporium,

    same exact thing I use to clean gun brass and you can use corn cob media or ground walnut shells.
     
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  4. cobb

    cobb New Member

    OK, got my 1957 Speed Safe apart, had to make a special tool to do so, but worked great. Going to tumble/vibrate in walnut media for a short time, then polish, clean and lube to assemble.
     
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  5. plumberroy

    plumberroy New Member

    I hadn't thought of it until you mentioned it . I took the bottom plate from a WWII issue tech razor up and threw it in with my 10mm brass and run it for a while . I am 95%sure this razor is military contract . Stamped steel base plate that doesn't look like it was plated . Zamak top cap and bakelite handle. Thanks for the idea
     

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