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Old 11-24-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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Hi guys do you know what the best liqiud to use in my ultrasonic cleaner to clean bearings and jewlerry.

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Old 11-24-2005, 04:08 PM   #2
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We use to have one at work and we used Zep50. But becareful using it, wear gloves when working with it. It will clean real good, but it will also start to turn your top layer of your skin to gel. It is abit corrossive.
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i think i was told awhile back to use fuel injector cleaner
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:32 PM   #4
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I just use motor spray in the ultrasonic cleaner with bearings. Its amazing how well it cleans them out.
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Yup motor spray is excellent. I tried denatured alcohol but it takes forever for the grease to come out.
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Hi guys do you know what the best liqiud to use in my ultrasonic cleaner to clean bearings and jewlerry.

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Try Ronsonal lighter fluid or camp stove fuel its cheap too $6.00 per gallon.
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I use water and fine silt.
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:03 PM   #9
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If you are cleaning Jewelry then use this solution.

Warm Water, a little bit of powdered Tide, and Ammonia.

Use a piece of wire to support the rings in the solution so they do not lay in the bottom. Leave them in the cleaning machine 4-5 minutes.
Scrub your rings with an old tooth brush.
Repeat
Rinse with warm water, towel dry.

My dad owned a jewelry store.

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parts cleaner works great, dont use on rings ect.. if you use plain water run the machine for10 min to get all the oxygen bubbles out of the water, the water should heat up do to the imploding for lack of better words. but put your bearings in a basket or hang them it works much better
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Odorless mineral spirits.
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Yeah mineral spirits work excellent. Funny thing is I have never tried motor spray. Will give it a go next time.
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I don't have an ultrasonic cleaner, but I do know that laquer thinner cleans the grease from bearings much much faster than mineral spirits, so it would only stand to reason it would work better in a US Cleaner as well. Just make sure it won't hurt the cleaner- laquer thinnner is pretty tough on plastics.

One other thing that will help is you can warm the bearings up with your heat gun right before putting them into the cleaner. This will soften the grease and it will release quicker. Just don't use the heat gun anywhere near the laquer thinner. Also, you can get fast and slow laquer thinner- slow dry used for hot days will work best.
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