Silicon Carbide Grits and Polishes

silicon carbide grits for rock tumbling

Without silicon carbide grits it would be very difficult to run a rock tumbler. The various grits, for example: 20, 60, 80, 220 and 400, 600 and 1200 are used to progressively grind out the imperfections on your rocks, with the 20 grit being the most aggressive.

Another important material for the tumble process is the Polish, this comes last in the process. The common polishes are Cerium Oxide, Pumice Powder, Tin Oxide and and Zinc Oxide.

These grits and polishes are also used during other Lapidary processes as well.  For example grinding and shaping rocks on a Flap Lap and Vibrating Laps and the polishes are again used as the final step.

You can find your Silicon Carbide Grits and Polishes below.

We have partnered with UKGE Group as our preferred supplier of these items, links to relevant sections of their web site are below:

Polishes for Rock Tumbling

To help improve your polishing step try using Plastic Pellets

If you are looking for rough rock to go in your Rock Tumbler have a look at our range of Rough Rock for Tumbling on the Rough Rock Shop.

Affiliate Notice

We are in an affiliate partnership with UKGE Group for all grit, polish and media products referred to on this page. This means that if you make a purchase we will earn commission for that sale.

We get all our silicon carbide grits, media and polishes from the UKGE Group. We have always found that their level of customer service and speed of delivering orders to be second to none. Therefore we  have no problem in recommending their products and services to our readers.

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