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Old 08-03-2018, 03:59 PM
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Anybody have and use one?
I was watching a YouTube vid and a guy was using one and it looked like the cat's ass for cleaning parts. And they aren't stupid money so I was thinking about buying one.
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:59 PM
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Never used one, but if you get something let us know how it turns out. Any way to use those on an engine?
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:33 PM
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I've used one in a lab setting. Great for cleaning nooks and crannies.

Almost required for cleaning old gummed up carbs
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Careful using them on plastic; 'can graze/crack the parts. BTDT
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:48 PM
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This is the video I was watching where he used it to clean engine parts. Seemed to do a great job without taking out stockin brake cleaner.
https://youtu.be/lkRVUiAJkwo
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This is the video I was watching where he used it to clean engine parts. Seemed to do a great job without taking out stockin brake cleaner.
https://youtu.be/lkRVUiAJkwo
Works great on metal. I've used one with a Simple Green solution.

Just note that the ultrasonic action works, from what I understand, by cavitating the solution, and it's the microbubbles that really aid in the cleaning action. That's also what tends to crack plastic pieces.
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I use my wife's ultrasonic jewelry cleaner to clean car parts.
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In a pinch, stick the part in a tin with your solvent of choice and hold the tin on the motor of your bench grinder for a few minutes.
It will do a decent cleaning job, free.
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use them all the time cleaning jet engine or other aerospace parts. as well as an electro-sonic cleaner. I think the difference is the frequency they operate at. some parts are specifically prohibited in one or the other. as someone else said the cleaning action comes from cavitation and microbubbles. works well. I usually place the parts into a small container with isopropyl alcohol or MEK or some other nasty shit and then fill the cleaner with water. it still transmits the waves this way but doesn't waste as much solvent. and big thing is it doesn't get the unit really dirty and trashed.
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use them all the time cleaning jet engine or other aerospace parts. as well as an electro-sonic cleaner. I think the difference is the frequency they operate at. some parts are specifically prohibited in one or the other. as someone else said the cleaning action comes from cavitation and microbubbles. works well. I usually place the parts into a small container with isopropyl alcohol or MEK or some other nasty shit and then fill the cleaner with water. it still transmits the waves this way but doesn't waste as much solvent. and big thing is it doesn't get the unit really dirty and trashed.
I do the same with small carb parts and fuel injectors. I stick them in a zip-lock bag with some dollar store cleaning solution and fill the US cleaning tank with water.

My ultrasonic cleaner cost about 25 bucks from Amazon(intended for jewelry), and works really well for small parts.
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