SOCNET

Go Back   SOCNET: The Special Operations Community Network > General Topics > Gear, Survival and Fieldcraft

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 29 July 2020, 09:37
litepath's Avatar
litepath litepath is offline
I reckon so. . .
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ga.
Posts: 4,229
Ultrasonic cleaners & solution

So I have an ultrasonic cleaner coming and would like to know what is your favorite juice (solution) you use?

In my case, I'm interested in getting rid of what appears to be an oxide corrosion inside a carburetor.

That first, then other uses for the tank?

TIA!
__________________
If there’s a chain of argument, every link in the chain must work (including the premise)—not just most of them. Carl Sagan, The Baloney Detection Kit.

*Victims* Hate Winners.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 29 July 2020, 10:02
sixgun's Avatar
sixgun sixgun is offline
Been There Done That
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The end of innocence
Posts: 3,080
For non-plastic weapons - I like dry cleaning fluid in the tank...
__________________
"Gravity is a cruel mistress!"
NSDQ-SGDM
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 29 July 2020, 10:47
Jong Jong is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Fantasy Land
Posts: 1,734
I use it to clean brass to use for reloading.
__________________
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

Winston Churchill

Put a small child in a playpen with an apple and a bunny. If s/he eats the apple and plays with the bunny, s/he's normal;but if s/he eats the bunny and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car. Somewhere along the line we must have been TAUGHT to do the wrong thing.

Maynard James Keenan
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 29 July 2020, 12:08
litepath's Avatar
litepath litepath is offline
I reckon so. . .
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ga.
Posts: 4,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jong View Post
I use it to clean brass to use for reloading.
And the solution you prefer?
__________________
If there’s a chain of argument, every link in the chain must work (including the premise)—not just most of them. Carl Sagan, The Baloney Detection Kit.

*Victims* Hate Winners.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 29 July 2020, 12:10
Jong Jong is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Fantasy Land
Posts: 1,734
Quote:
Originally Posted by litepath View Post
And the solution you prefer?
https://www.hornady.com/reloading/case-care/sonic-cleaners-and-solutions/lock-n-load-sonic-cleaner
__________________
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

Winston Churchill

Put a small child in a playpen with an apple and a bunny. If s/he eats the apple and plays with the bunny, s/he's normal;but if s/he eats the bunny and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car. Somewhere along the line we must have been TAUGHT to do the wrong thing.

Maynard James Keenan
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 29 July 2020, 13:27
RangerCharlie's Avatar
RangerCharlie RangerCharlie is offline
A/1/75
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: VA
Posts: 8,323
I use Purple Power in mine for doing metal stuff.
__________________
Trust but Verify

Charlie
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 29 July 2020, 13:38
litepath's Avatar
litepath litepath is offline
I reckon so. . .
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ga.
Posts: 4,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by sixgun View Post
For non-plastic weapons - I like dry cleaning fluid in the tank...
Are you using PCE or TCE? Seems like they wouldn't harm plastics, simply based on use; Dry Cleaning.
What has your experience been with that?
__________________
If there’s a chain of argument, every link in the chain must work (including the premise)—not just most of them. Carl Sagan, The Baloney Detection Kit.

*Victims* Hate Winners.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 29 July 2020, 15:45
sixgun's Avatar
sixgun sixgun is offline
Been There Done That
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The end of innocence
Posts: 3,080
Quote:
Originally Posted by litepath View Post
Are you using PCE or TCE? Seems like they wouldn't harm plastics, simply based on use; Dry Cleaning.
What has your experience been with that?
TCE - because it is available to me for electronics work...

There are hazards with TCE, of course.

In theory, it should do no damage to plastics IN CLOTHES, but I suspect that plastic gun parts, immersed in TCE, would eventually become brittle.

The upside to TCE is it outgasses from crevices and takes oils and waxes with it. That makes it perfect for trigger assemblies and extractors, etc...

User Tip: NEVER put the bearings assembly for a mini gun in dry cleaning fluid along with the other parts... They are "sealed" and can't be re-packed. They are REAL expensive
__________________
"Gravity is a cruel mistress!"
NSDQ-SGDM
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 29 July 2020, 15:55
mdwest's Avatar
mdwest mdwest is offline
exquisitus asinus
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: here
Posts: 3,835
I use mine for cleaning brass for reloading for the most part.. but have used it to clean other metals a few times..

I just use the lymans Turbo Sonic ultrasonic cleaning solution... has always worked well for me..
__________________
That which is ready to fall deserves to be pushed.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 2 August 2020, 01:03
Mariner Mariner is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: East Coast/Pacific
Posts: 35
I like Simple Green. It’s not good for plastics or aluminum due to its corrosive qualities, but they make an aircraft formula called ‘simple green extreme aircraft and precision cleaner,’ and you can find it on Amazon. It doesn’t corrode plastics or aluminum. For brass I have the Hornady brand brass cleaner.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 3 August 2020, 08:24
litepath's Avatar
litepath litepath is offline
I reckon so. . .
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ga.
Posts: 4,229
Yep. That 'simple green extreme aircraft and precision cleaner', is what I ordered. Cleaner should arrive today.
__________________
If there’s a chain of argument, every link in the chain must work (including the premise)—not just most of them. Carl Sagan, The Baloney Detection Kit.

*Victims* Hate Winners.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 3 August 2020, 10:53
Mariner Mariner is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: East Coast/Pacific
Posts: 35
Good deal. At work we use ‘boll clean 2000’ in our ultrasonic cleaners. It’s 100% safe and non toxic. I use it for everything from sludged up fuel parts to my spyderco pocket knife. I don’t know if that stuffs available on the commercial market here in the states, but if it is, it’s something to keep in mind.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 4 August 2020, 11:43
litepath's Avatar
litepath litepath is offline
I reckon so. . .
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ga.
Posts: 4,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by litepath View Post
Yep. That 'simple green extreme aircraft and precision cleaner', is what I ordered. Cleaner should arrive today.
So using the above product, it states that I should NOT use a concentration greater than 1:13, solution:water? Like 3 Liters H20 to 280ML Solution.

Sound right? This is to avoid corrosion of metals according to the label.

I have corrosion on my Al carburetor and simply want to remove as much as possible.
__________________
If there’s a chain of argument, every link in the chain must work (including the premise)—not just most of them. Carl Sagan, The Baloney Detection Kit.

*Victims* Hate Winners.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 4 August 2020, 13:55
Mariner Mariner is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: East Coast/Pacific
Posts: 35
TBH I just kind of eyeball it, roughly a 1:10 ratio with water. If this is for a carburetor have you looked into soda blasting, using baking soda as a sandblasting media?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 5 August 2020, 09:39
litepath's Avatar
litepath litepath is offline
I reckon so. . .
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ga.
Posts: 4,229
Yeah, ha. Soda Blasting sounds good. I'm more worried over internal passages.

Right now I'm doing 100% SG. Did both SG and then switched up to heavy vinegar cleaning concentrate yesterday. Both did about the same. We'll see how this 100% works.

Also soaked them in diesel fuel for a bit yesterday. They looked a bit better, but probably mostly I felt a bit better about the solution.

I think this carb has had water intrusion. Pulled the upper carb yesterday and it looked normal dirty, grimey/sludge-bits. So problem restricted to this carb at least.

I chose to go 100% after reading reviews and other Internet reports.

We'll see. Not too impressed with the tank just yet.
__________________
If there’s a chain of argument, every link in the chain must work (including the premise)—not just most of them. Carl Sagan, The Baloney Detection Kit.

*Victims* Hate Winners.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 5 August 2020, 09:44
litepath's Avatar
litepath litepath is offline
I reckon so. . .
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ga.
Posts: 4,229
Couple of photos.

Carb Bowl



Carb Upper

__________________
If there’s a chain of argument, every link in the chain must work (including the premise)—not just most of them. Carl Sagan, The Baloney Detection Kit.

*Victims* Hate Winners.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 6 August 2020, 11:43
Janitor Janitor is offline
Ghey floor sweeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bottom Feeding
Posts: 3,143
I think I found your problem--you're missing a gasket.
__________________
WTF is wrong with these people? Who eats pangolin? --mdwest

Most of us are dicks, in case you haven't noticed. --MakoZeroSix
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 6 August 2020, 18:38
litepath's Avatar
litepath litepath is offline
I reckon so. . .
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ga.
Posts: 4,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janitor View Post
I think I found your problem--you're missing a gasket.
Whadda ya work for Morton Thiokol?
__________________
If there’s a chain of argument, every link in the chain must work (including the premise)—not just most of them. Carl Sagan, The Baloney Detection Kit.

*Victims* Hate Winners.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Our new posting rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 16:02.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Socnet.com All Rights Reserved
© SOCNET 1996-2020