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Ultrasonic do's and don'ts

Hello Everyone,

Got a birthday coming up and decided to have the family get me an Ultrasonic Cleaner 10L size. I was wondering what I can do with it and what I can't do with it. Read a post - no aluminum. Keep hands out - should I wear gloves? Whatever you use to clean with - when do you need to change it?

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Most of it all depends on what you use for a cleaner, I only put water in mine and put the chemical with parts in a glass jar so the ultrasonic stays clean. Also don't put the jar on the bottom of the ultrasonic, It should come with a basket so just put the jar in the basket and it will clean well.

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Good reading in a few somewhat-recent threads on them:

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...c-cleaner.html
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...c-cleaner.html
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...c-cleaner.html

I use Simple Green HD, it's fine on aluminum, I've cleaned a bunch of carbs in it. I keep my hands out while it's running. I put the parts, and the cleaning solution, in a small jar, suspended in the unit, and fill the rest with hot water. That minimizes the cleaning solution I have to use, and also doesn't dirty the ultrasonic cleaner bath itself.

The solution isn't super expensive. But I pour it through a coffee filter after use, to get gunk out of the used solution. I change it when it discolors "too much" from the purple color, looking too dirty.

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I think those other threads pretty well cover it. Years ago I used to work for a company that sold them. The cleaner they sold looked and smelled like it was made from castile soap and ammonia cleaner. Never tried making my own though.

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