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    Ultrasonic cleaning solution

    Hi guys,


    What ultrasonic cleaning solution do you use and find what works best?


    Cheers all


    Steve

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    check back a few threads earlier this week i think ,,,they where on about sonic cleaners and fluids,seaclean?,,,,atb doug
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    There is good review of the various solutions on 6mmbr (or similar website) he ended up reckoning the cheapest and best was white vinegar, a pinch of salt and dish soap. I presume dish soap is US American for washing up liquid. (Found the site again... UltraSonic Case Cleaning )

    I have just acquired an ultrasonic cleaner and have tried the stuff that came with it. I am going to try the home brew tonight to see if it is any better.

    One of the big things I have discovered from my recent readings is that you can put your cartridge cases in a beaker or zip lock bag along with your preferred cleaning solution and put that into the tank which you fill with clean water, it saves having to empty and refil the tank every time you want to change from acid to alkaline solutions and means the tank stays clean.

    I used a jam jar, which took 20no. .308W cases all standing upright.

    Alan

    ps pilot with a gun you tube video shows similar.
    Last edited by Alantoo; 15-05-2015 at 17:50. Reason: add links

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    Cheers thanks so far guys, good video as well Alantoo.

    Will using white viniga be ok to use in a cleaner......not going to damage it no???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 247sniper View Post
    Cheers thanks so far guys, good video as well Alantoo.

    Will using white viniga be ok to use in a cleaner......not going to damage it no???
    Depends what your cleaner tank is made from but it would be a pretty poor machine that had a problem with a mild acid like vinegar. Especially diluted one to one with water as per the recipe in the web site review. Stainless steel tanks are used to contain heavy duty pickling tank acids.

    Any way as I said above, the smart thing is to put the vinegar and the brass into a seperate container and sit that in your basket. As long as nothing rests on the bottom of the tank it won't harm the transducers. And if the acid is inside a glass jar it won't be in contact with the tank....have two or three jars on the go, one with vinegar/acid cleaner, one with soda bicarbonate to kill the acid , and one clean water to rinse.

    To make it crystal clear...The cases are in jars sitting in the basket in the tank. The tank is full of clean water which transmits the vibrations through the glass of the jars, through the solution inside the jars to interact/oscillate the cases. I read somewhere that the thinner the glass beaker/jar was the better. Mine worked fine with a jam jar, the cases were rotating, it has a 240watt ultrasonic power unit.

    Alan
    Last edited by Alantoo; 15-05-2015 at 18:52. Reason: add fuller description

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    Alantoo is spot on, it's exactly how I do it and the cases are free of every last bit of dross. If the primer pockets are clean so are the interiors.

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    Seaclean 2 for me, works very well.

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet 6 View Post
    Seaclean 2 for me, works very well.

    Neil.
    yeh I currently use Sea Clean 2 too Neil, just searching for what else works out there as well bud.

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