Re: [CR]ultrasonic claning...

(Example: Production Builders:Frejus)

Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 17:31:04 -0400
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
From: "John Betmanis" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]ultrasonic claning...
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I don't know what kind of ultrasonic cleaner you have, but industrial ones I've had experience with could use water based detergents, with or without heat, or other solvents. If you want to avoid discolouring aluminum, stay away from strong detergents or degreasers that can be rinsed away with water. Try something like Varsol.

John Betmanis Woodstock, Ontario Canada

At 08:02 PM 24/05/2008 -0400, G L Romeu wrote:
>Quite some time ago, I posted a request for information on possible
>cleaning solutions for parts in an ultrasonic. I got no responses, so
>this is wither inapplicable to you all... I will take the risk.
>As you probably all know, soaking aluminum in many degreasers will stain
>anodized aluminum, my conjecture is that the small pores that the
>anodizing process generates absorb the dissolved greases and dirt
>through capillary action. Anyway, it does this with quite some
>intensity in an ultrasonic.
>What I have found is that a fair concentrate of car wash detergent (this
>was a blue Westin concentrated liquid) works really well. I like to
>isolate heavily greased items like bearings, cones, axles and other
>ferrous stuff, so i set a jar filled with reglar degreasser (like simple
>green, soylent orange...) in the ultrasonic car wash bath and run all
>the parts together (but isolated by the jar).
>Hope this makes sense...
>preparing some parts for the Cirque benefit auction in
> chesterfield new jersey usa
>gabriel romeu
>G L Romeu
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