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Rock Tumbler Polish

Rock tumbling polish and pre-polish
We offer a variety of polishes for tumbling. Most people who have been rock tumbling for a while have found a personal favorite and many people like to experiment, searching for that highest possible polish. Which one do we use? We use TXP Aluminum Oxide polish for almost all of our rotary and vibratory tumbler polishing. It produces a great polish and is a lot less expensive than tin or cerium oxide. We use #61 Rapid Polish for some vibratory tumbling and when polishing on a flat lap.

Rock tumbler polish

TXP Polish - STEP 4


We use TXP Aluminum Oxide for almost all of our rotary and vibratory polishing. It produces a great polish and is a lot less expensive than tin or cerium oxide.
TXP Aluminum Oxide Rock Polish
This is our favorite polish!

TXP rock tumbler polish is used for STEP 4 of the rotary tumbling process. This aluminum oxide polish puts a bright finish on agate, jasper, petrified wood and other commonly tumbled material. We use four tablespoons for every three pounds of barrel capacity in a rotary tumbler and about 1/2 tablespoon for every pound of rock in a vibratory tumbler..

Twelve ounce units ship in a resealable plastic tub. The 40 oz (2.5 pound) units are packaged in a durable zip-lock bag and shipped in a corrugated box.

Caution: Do not dispose of used grit, polish or rock slurry down a drain.
$9.95 Per 12 ounce Container
Ships in a resealable tub.


$19.95 for 40 ounce Container
Ships in a ziplock bag.
Rock tumbler grit kit

Four Step Grit Kit



Save $44.80 !
Buying a large grit kit will save you $44.80 over the cost of buying five standard grit kits. Your shipping costs will also be lower. We think that this is is the best deal on our website!
Four-Step Rock Tumbler Grit Kit

Here is all of the grit and polish that you need to process rocks in a rotary tumbler. Includes coarse (60/90), medium (150/220) and fine (500F) silicon carbide grit and TXP aluminum oxide rock polish.

Standard Grit Kits have 1 pound of coarse, medium and fine grit plus 8 ounces of TXP polish. Packaged in resealable tubs. This is enough material tumble up to 10 to 12 pounds of rocks.

Large Grit Kits contain 5 pounds of coarse, medium and fine grit plus 2.5 pounds of TXP polish. Packaged in ziplock bags within corrugated boxes.

Caution: Do not dispose of used grit, polish or rock slurry down a drain.
Large Grit Kit
Only $79.95 Each


Five pounds each of coarse, medium and fine grit plus 2.5 pounds of TXP polish.

Standard Grit Kit
Only $24.95 Each


One pound each of coarse, medium and fine grit plus eight ounces of TXP polish.
Rock tumbler single use grit kit Four-Step Rock Tumbler Grit Kit
Single Use
(with two coarse packets)


Here are all of the grits and polish that you need to process one barrel of rocks in a small rotary tumbler. Just cut the bag open and dump it in the barrel. The perfect amount of grit for barrels of the Lortone 3A and 33B tumblers and the Thumler's A-R1 and A-R2 tumblers.

Note: We include a second packet of coarse grit because running the rocks for a second week in coarse usually produces much nicer tumbled stones!

Caution: Do not dispose of used grit, polish or rock slurry down a drain.
$9.95 Per Kit

$8.95 if you buy 3 or more. (adjust quantity in cart)
 

Specialty Polishes!

Cerium oxide polish

Cerium Oxide Polish
STEP 4

Cerium Oxide Rock Polish

Cerium Oxide rock tumbler polish is used for STEP 4 of the rotary tumbling process. This is optical grade cerium oxide that produces a great polish. Works great on agate, jasper, quartz and petrified wood. Favored for obsidian, goldstone, and feldspar minerals such as moonstone, labradorite, sunstone and amazonite.

One pound ships in a resealable plastic tub.

Caution: Do not dispose of used grit, polish or rock slurry down a drain.
$41.95 Per 1-Pound Container
Ships in a resealable tub.
Tin oxide polish

Tin Oxide Polish
STEP 4

Tin Oxide Rock Polish

Tin Oxide rock tumbler polish is used for STEP 4 of the rotary rock tumbling process. It was a favorite polish used in the early days of rock tumbling. Lots of people still use it today. It does a great job varieties of quartz, jasper and agate. It works exceptionally well on volcanic glass such as obsidian and on man-made glasses. Many people also use tin oxide when polishing soft materials such as calcite, rhodochrosite and malachite on a flat lap.

One pound ships in a resealable plastic tub.

Caution: Do not dispose of used grit, polish or rock slurry down a drain.
$44.95 Per 1-Pound Container
Ships in a resealable tub.
Titanium oxide polish

Titanium Oxide Polish - STEP 4

Titanium Oxide Rock Polish

Titanium Oxide rock tumbler polish is used for STEP 4 of the rotary rock tumbling process. It works well on a variety of materials and isn't prohibitively expensive.

One pound ships in a resealable plastic tub.

Caution: Do not dispose of used grit, polish or rock slurry down a drain.
$9.95 Per 1-Pound Container
Ships in a resealable tub.
#61 Rapid Polish

#61 Rapid Polish
STEP 4


This is the polish included in our vibratory tumbler grit kits. It's tiny particle size works great in that high energy environment.
#61 Rapid Polish
Recommended for Vibratory

#61 Rapid Polish is a 0.3 micron alpha phase aluminum oxide (synthetic sapphire) particle that was specific developed for polishing jade by either hand lapping or in vibratory tumblers. It was found to work so well on jade (a very tough stone to polish) that it was tried on other materials. It does a great job on agate, jasper, quartz, petrified wood and other materials in a vibratory tumbler. It is the polish included in our vibratory grit kit.

This is the polish that we use for flat lapping on a felt buff. We also use it occasionally with good results in a rock tumbler.

One pound ships in a resealable plastic tub.

Caution: Do not dispose of used grit, polish or rock slurry down a drain.
$15.95 Per 1-Pound Container
Ships in a resealable tub.
Tripoli polish

Tripoli Polish
STEP 4

Tripoli Polish (Rottenstone)

Tripoli is used in rock tumbling when a low-quality polish is acceptable. It is also used as a prepolish after grinding in medium grit silicon carbide. Tripoli is inexpensive. It is a residual material produced by weathering of certain siliceous limestones. It consists of diatoms, radiolarians and other siliceous materials.

Tripoli is It is known as "rottenstone" in the woodworking community. Woodworkers use it on varnished surfaces to lightly smooth out irregularities.

One pound ships in a resealable plastic tub.

Caution: Do not dispose of used grit, polish or rock slurry down a drain.
$8.95 Per 1-Pound Container
Ships in a resealable tub.
Red rouge polish

Red Rouge Polish STEP 4

Rock Tumbler Red Rouge Polish

Red Rouge is a favorite polish used by people who are polishing brass cartridge casings. (We don't know anybody who uses it on rocks!) A small amount of red rouge is added to corn cob or crushed walnut shell tumbling media. It serves as a mild abrasive to help clean the brass.

One pound ships in a resealable plastic tub.

Caution: Do not dispose of used grit, polish or rock slurry down a drain.
$19.95 Per 1-Pound Container
Ships in a resealable tub.

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