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Ultrasonic cleaners

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by leftex, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. leftex

    leftex Active Member

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    I'm looking to buy an ultrasonic cleaner. I'm leaning toward the 2.5 litre model from Harbor freight. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
  2. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Ebay and Google. You will find a number of them.
     
  3. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    For what purpose?
     
  4. HSLDS

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    I picked up an old medical one (holds about 5 gallons of liquid) for $100.

    It was 'broken' - fuse was blown (cost about $0.25).

    Thing is awesome...
     
  5. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    I bought the HF ultrasonic cleaner and so far it works great. I like the heating feature, but if you leave it on for too long the solution will get too hot and your parts will be hard to handle.

    I have only used a 50/50 solution of Simple Green. Works pretty good, but it is water base.

    I am thinking about mixing up some Ed's Red and using it.
     
  6. HSLDS

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    Just fill the tank with plain water and then 'float' a small container of the cleaning fluid you wish to use in the water.

    Uses less of the solution and stops the risk of vaporizing the volatiles in the cleaning solution.
     
  7. leftex

    leftex Active Member

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    shot410gauge, I will be using it to clean gun parts and some small brass pipe fittings mostly.

    Calkidd, is HF a brand name?

    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
  8. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    Sorry HF=Harbor Freight.
     
  9. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    leftex, That should work. I tried ultrasonic on brass shell casings, what a waste of time and pain in the rear. I'll stay with a tumbler and corn cob with a dash of Brasso. It's easier and the shells glitter.
     
  10. locdoc

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    shot410ga,

    Check the ingredients in Brasso, I believe it contains Amonia. If so then over time it causes the brass to become brittle. Not good.

    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
  11. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    But, it sure makes them pretty.....
     
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