Lyman® Case Cleaning Media - Tufnut
I purchased the treated walnut media when I purchased the Lyman turbo tumbler. The rouge in this media coats everything near it with red dust. The most frustrating part though is that the inside of the cases are coated in red dust as well. I am not sure if this has any effects on my reloads but I still do not like it in them. Also my neck lube brush is now red. I have used corn cob media and it did a great job and shells were very shiny. The treated walnut does not do as good of a job.
July 21, 2010
Basic Cleaning and Polishing
This is a good basic cleaning media but it does contain a polishing rouge that leaves a light red residue on the brass cases. I have tried to wipe them clean but the rouge sticks pretty well to the brass. Using Oneshot case lube does help, but as the case lube dries it makes the rouge sticky and then the cases start to stick to the dies. I haven't decided if I am going to continue using it or switch to walnut shells instead.
March 8, 2014
Great product as a fast media brass cleaner, it cleans faster then corn cob and is great at removing most tarnish. I do agree with the other post it does leave behind a red coating and does not leave a high shine like corn cob. So for my reloading I use the nut to do the bulk of the heavy cleaning then I swap the media for corn cob to place the final polish on the brass and it coes out great!!!
September 23, 2010
No red dust!!!!
A lot of the customer reviews said this media caused a lot of red dust. I used it in my Lyman 1200, which has an open top (sifter) and it produces no dust. The only red dust was the inside of the cases, but it was just a light film that has no effect on the reloaded rounds.
I cleaned about 200 .45acp cases for 2 hours, and they looked almost as good as new. This media works as advertised
July 28, 2011