Instruction Manual Part #13447Q – Rev. 12/04
Tumbler – Gen. II
Your newEconomy Vibratory Tumbler will be useful for a wide variety of finishing operations. The following are a few samples:
Inside your Economy Vibratory Tumbler you will find the following:
Determining A Starting Point
Inspect condition of parts to be cleaned. Parts should be free of paint before placing in the tumbler. Paint can be removed by soaking parts in a metal container of Eastwood Aircraft and Automotive Paint Remover (#34069Z). Do not under any circumstances put Aircraft and Automotive Paint Remover or solvents in the Tumbler bowl.
Parts can be decreased by soaking in a solution of Metal Wash (#10120) (See package for directions). Or for faster decreasing add about 1-2 teaspoons of Metal Wash concentrate (#10120) to the Green Rust Cutting Media (#43204A) and add enough water to wet the parts. For the Standard Vibratory Tumbler, use the small wet tumbler bowl to degrease parts. Rinse cleaned parts in water and allow to dry. For best results sort parts to be tumbled by approximate weight and condition.
Place Tumbler on a clean dust and grit free surface. The Tumbler rubber feet are designed to prevent the Tumbler from “walking” during normal operation. We recommend that the machine be placed on a solid floor, away from any combustible materials. If machine is to be operated on a bench, it should be blocked in to prevent any accidents. Always connect machine to a properly grounded outlet to prevent electrical shock.
Place rusty parts into the bowl. Add entire 2-1/2 lbs. of Green Rust Cutting Media (#43204A) to the parts to be cleaned. The ideal ratio for best tumbler action is 70% media to 30% parts. Add enough water to wet the parts and media, but not so much that standing water is visible. If decreasing is necessary add a small amount (about 1 or 2 teaspoons of Metal Wash (#10120) to the bowl. Excessive water will dampen the vibratory action while too little water will impede proper action.
Place lid over central mounting stud and tighten nut onto stud hand tight. Plug Vibratory Tumbler into properly grounded 110 VAC outlet. Tumbler will start vibrating as soon as it is plugged in. Typical processing times range from 3 to 7 hours. It is recommended to check periodically to see if the desired finish has been achieved. Actual time to achieve this appearance may vary from 1 hour to several hours depending on condition of media and degree of rust on parts to be cleaned.
For many parts no further surface conditioning is needed. If this is the case, make sure Tumbler is unplugged. Remove lid and tumbler bowl assembly. Tip tumbler bowl, with lid slightly ajar, to drain out wastewater in appropriate drain. In most cases water can be poured down any convenient drain. Once water is drained, pour entire contents of tumbler bowl onto a paper towel or cloth. Use a magnet to remove steel parts from media or manually sort through to pick out cleaned parts. Dry parts with a hair dryer or heat lamp. Allow media to air dry and return to container of unused media for future use.
Put hardware back into service or paint/plate as desired to improve corrosion resistance.
Producing A High Shine
To impart a highly reflective shine to the tumbled parts proceed next to the Dry Shine Media (#43204B). Place parts to be polished in the larger tumbler bowl and add entire 2 lbs. of Dry Shine Media (#43204B) to the parts. There is no need to add any water or polishes as this media is already treated with a polish.
Dry Shine Media (#43204B) should be tumbled with the parts for at least 6 hours. Tumbling for longer periods will yield a higher shine. Remember to use a ratio of 70% Media to 30% Parts. This dry media will not remove an appreciable amount of material, however it will remove dirt, and stain residues. Typical running time for this media is 6 to 24 hours.
Protect the shine with Diamond Clear for Bare Metal (#10200Z Aerosol; #10189Z Pint) or the (#10049Z). For the longest lasting finish protection use the Eastwood HotCoatTM Powder Coating System (#10198).
Heavy gauge plastic sifter and catch pan features a 3/8” x 3/4” mesh. Media falling into the catch pan can be immediately returned to the process bowl or dried and stored. Made in the USA.
Other items to assist in better results:
#43032 40 Piece Master Rethreading Set
#10200Z Diamond Clear, Aerosol
#10189Z Diamond Clear, Pint
#10049Z Tin Zinc Plating System
#10113Z Metal Blackening System
#10198 HotCoatTM Powder Coating System