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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: Freeman ()
Date: March 11, 2019 11:04PM

Boys never grow up. Their toys just get bigger and more expensive.grinning smiley

Looking forward to seeing the output from that monster. smileys with beer

Freeman
Rowlett, TX
62 Monza "AirVair"


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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 12, 2019 06:50AM

I was thinking about Evaporust but wow almost $300 to fill it. I wonder how hard it is to buy the concentrate?

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: triumphcorvair ()
Date: March 12, 2019 07:30AM

We had one at work to clean firearms. Very efficient at removing carbon on firearm parts. For the really small parts such as screws and springs we would put them in a glass jar filled with the cleaning fluid then put the jar into the cleaner. It was so efficient that after the ultra sonic cleaning the parts had to be placed on an oil bath to replenish the oils taken out of the metal. Once I put my carbs in there to clean. Did a fantastic job but turned them a copper color. They actually looked like they were copper plated. I still have them but I never reinstalled them.

Darrell McCracken
Huntsville, Texas

65 140 Monza
71 Triumph Bonneville Bobber

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 12, 2019 12:37PM

Darrell, what cleaning fluid was in it?

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: triumphcorvair ()
Date: March 12, 2019 05:18PM

Joel, I really can't remember as it was several years ago. I do remember we used a combination of solvent and water.
These cleaners were about $7k each.
We had four. They were pretty big cleaning vats as we would put in several AR15 barrels and/or Remington 870 shot gun barrels and their parts. None of our weapons had any type of bluing so I'm not sure what this cleaner would do to the finish. Usually we would leave them overnite for a deep sonic cleaning. After removing from the cleaning solution everything was flushed with water to remove the solvent. Then all the parts were then put in gun oil vats for 24hrs to replenish the oil that was leached out. The worse part was having to wipe off all the excess gun oil prior to reassembly.

Darrell McCracken
Huntsville, Texas

65 140 Monza
71 Triumph Bonneville Bobber

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: triumphcorvair ()
Date: March 12, 2019 05:42PM

I contacted a friend of mine and he's checking on it. Hopefully he'll get back with me tomorrow and I'll let you know.

Darrell McCracken
Huntsville, Texas

65 140 Monza
71 Triumph Bonneville Bobber

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 12, 2019 07:55PM

Excellent!
Thanks Darrell!

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: triumphcorvair ()
Date: March 14, 2019 01:00PM

Just received this information regarding the ultrasonic cleaning solution;

Brownells L and R Ultimate Cleaning Solution; Part #515000004. I hope that helps.

Darrell McCracken
Huntsville, Texas

65 140 Monza
71 Triumph Bonneville Bobber

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 14, 2019 02:43PM

I'll check it out. Thanks!

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: March 14, 2019 04:48PM

Tools that arrive on pallets are the best!

Darrin Hartzler
Bethesda, MD/Catlett, VA

Northern Virginia Corvairs & Group Corvair

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 22, 2019 06:17PM

I put my '66 steering box in it. It made a big cloud of muck in the water around it almost instantly. This thing is pretty noisy. If I pull the steering box out while it's on it makes a shrill feedback sound. Water dances around quite a bit.
Interesting.
After about 2 minutes I pulled it out and the non-rusty areas were like new cast iron similar to what Evaporust will do after about 12 hours.
Pulled it out after 18 minutes and a lot of the rust is gone.
I started with 1/2 quart of the purple Simple Green and added another half quart at 18 minutes. Set the timer for another 15 minutes. I'll take some pictures when that cycle is finished.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 22, 2019 06:38PM

I set it for another 12 minutes for 30 total. I did not let it warm up. The directions say 150 degrees for cast iron I think but I started it a 87. It was up to 97 at 30 minutes.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 22, 2019 06:39PM

Some areas very clean, others not so much. It seems to work best on hard grease and worst on soft grease inside.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 22, 2019 06:43PM

After another 15 minutes not enough progress for more pictures. 102 degrees now.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: March 22, 2019 07:11PM

Joel

Are you placing the items in the tank on the bottom or suspending them? I would recommend suspending them other wise you will start to wear the bottom of the tank over time from friction created by the vibration.

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
CORSA
'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: March 22, 2019 07:46PM

Do you have the ultrasonic cleaner set up inside or out? If inside you had better have a good ventilation system , some agitated chemicals will kill ya. We had ultrasonic units that used triclor , ya it killed people back 40 years ago even with ventilation..

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: March 23, 2019 06:45AM

rowin4 Wrote:
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> We had ultrasonic units that used
> triclor , ya it killed people back 40 years ago
> even with ventilation..


We even used it in the spray booth, DUH!

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 23, 2019 09:04PM

I'm suspending them but thanks for checking.
It's inside but I will probably move it outside because of the noise. Not super loud but bothers my ears.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Hopefully cool new toy Ultrasonic Cleaner
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 26, 2019 03:49PM

I may have found the magic use for the cleaner. Powerglide parts with burned fluid caked on them. If any of you have pulled apart an automatic like this you know what I'm talking about. When I used to build transmissions I would make customers buy a core if they had burned fluid inside. That stuff is crazy hard to clean. My jet cleaner doesn't touch the stuff. The ultrasonic takes it right off. The dirty picture is after spending way too much time scrubbing it in my solvent tank.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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