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    ultrasonic cleaner?

    i'm considering purchasing an ultrasonic cleaner, can anyone point me in the right direction of a suitable unit for cleaning cases.

    looked on ebay/google but there are so many??

    dont want to go to cheap, dont want to pay too much.

    cheers in advance

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    I shall also appreciate any input, and additionally I d like to be able 'nuke' the guts of my moderator on occasion to get the crud off the baffles.

    ATB

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    ultrsonic cleaner

    bucksden, Tikka 260,
    Where I used to work we had a top of the range Ultrasonic cleaner. I wanted to see if it would clean up spent cases. I ran it using Meths, Acetone and Trichloroethane, all without success. I bought a tumbler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikka 260
    I shall also appreciate any input, and additionally I d like to be able 'nuke' the guts of my moderator on occasion to get the crud off the baffles.

    ATB
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    Techman

    Try dilute citric acid solution and a few drops of washing up liquid... works a treat ! Citric acid crystals from any home brew store, 1 x tbsp to a litre of water.

    IMHO tumbling doesent get the insides of the cases and the primer holes clean enough for me. Perhaps I am too picky about it!

    TJ

    I use an A-Tec, fully strippable as well, I just like to know that it is clean, and UT is recommended by the Importers.


    ATB


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    My tumbler

    Don't laugh, but this is what I use. Very compact.

    8 quid used from ebay. Can do 15 x 308 cases, 20 x 223 cases. Just pour in the media and off you go. Works a treat.

    Also water tight if you want to use wet media.


    http://direct.tesco.com/product/imag...8TPS104788.jpg

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    cleaner arrived with some free solution,

    http://www.jamesproducts.co.uk/seaclean_datasheet.pdf

    one for all the metallurgists out there, will this damage cases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksden
    cleaner arrived with some free solution,

    http://www.jamesproducts.co.uk/seaclean_datasheet.pdf

    one for all the metallurgists out there, will this damage cases?
    Whilst the data sheet does not give the ingredients, it looks as tho' they are detergents. Detergents will not damage brass.
    It's stuff like strong acids or alkalis like Ammonia which cause damage. For anyone who is looking for nice, shiny cases - DON'T use Brasso!.
    I have found dilute vinegar to be as good as anything in my ultrasonic unit. As recommended above, a dilute solution of Citric acid will also be effective although I've not tried it.
    Peter

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    the product didnt do a thing, either on the brass or my watch!!

    red wine vinegar on brass, fairy liquid on the watch, did the trick.

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