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A. General Instructions


1) All new barrelling shot will have a greasy residue still on it from the manufacturing process so before you can begin finishing your work the shot needs to be cleaned.


2) Place approx 500g (or half a bag of our mixed shot ref. PE122) shot into one barrel, cover with water and add either a teaspoon of barrelling powder or a cap full of barrelling liquid.


3) Run the barrel for 1 hour and then rinse the barrel and shot through with clean water


4) You are now ready to begin finishing your work.


5) Place approx 500g (or half a bag of our mixed shot) shot into one barrel, add your jewellery, enough water to just cover everything and then add either a teaspoon of barrelling powder or a cap full of barrelling liquid.


6) The quantity of shot to work and powder mentioned above is a guide only these may need to be adjusted depending on the quantity of work etc.


7) Typical process times for barrelling a full barrel will be around 4-6 hours. You will need to adjust the process times according to the quantity and type of work.


8) Never mix metals i.e. gold and silver in the same barrel as this will affect the finish. Before barrelling a different material always clean your shot and barrel and start with a fresh solution.


For most work steel shot and barrelling powder work very well. However you may need to use a coarser media before you use the shot depending on your finish. If this is the case use cutting cones (ref. PE077) and a cutting powder (ref. PE076). This method can also be used to create a matt or slightly textured finish.

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