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Old 12-05-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default UltraSonic cleaner mix ?

I have purchased from H F an ultrasonic 2 1/2 liter cleaner. I want to take good care of it and not use a cleaning solution that would not be appropiate. I have no experience with this method but several FB posts seem to think it does a good job cleaning small parts. I know many use a solution of water and simple green, but what else would be ok to use. Like perhaps Super Clean cleaner/degreaser, or Evapo Rust, ammonia? How about a weak acid or base solution?

Thank you for any suggestions.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:53 PM   #2
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Don't use any acid in your cleaner
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:41 PM   #3
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Evaporust is a soaking solution, no need to excite it! I like simple green but have not use it in a ultrasonic cleaner
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:42 AM   #4
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Be very careful with Super Clean - It will degloss or remove paint and dull polished aluminum. It's probably the best degreaser I have ever used!

Depending on what you are cleaning, 409 or Simple Green would be good choices.
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Old 12-06-2015, 08:44 AM   #5
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Arm and Hammer washing soda.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:07 AM   #6
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I use Simple green, white vinegar, and ammonia in varying amounts depending on type of gunk. Start with more simple green, changing out the water to more and more vinegar or ammonia as parts loose grime. 50/50 water and vinegar will get nuts and bolts cleaner than they have ever been, needing a rustproofing of some kind right away after drying, or at least some water dispersing agent until paint, parkerizing, bluing etc. can be applied. If your tank has a heater crank it up, if not heat up water on the stove to almost boiling. I also recommend a basket or plastic bin in there, don't let parts ride directly on the bottom of the tank. Somtimes a little brushing will be necessary on layered up gunk, but it's nice to fire it up, ignore it for half an hour and return to spotless parts waiting for a rinse off. -Chris
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:02 PM   #7
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I would suggest vinegar and the HF extended insurance plan-you run into problems and they give you a new ultrasonic, no questions asked.
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Thanks for the replies. Any thing else,I should know is also welcome.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:38 PM   #9
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:56 PM   #10
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Be careful with the heat and vinegar. More is not always better, especially on parts where the final finish matters.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:50 PM   #11
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Any thing else,I should know is also welcome.

I'll give you a "tip"

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Old 12-07-2015, 07:48 PM   #12
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Arm & Hammer baking Soda...cuts grease and cleans mildew plus it's non toxic..!
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