Sonic cleaner - before and after (links inside)

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Sonic cleaner - before and after (links inside)

Postby Monsterbishi » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:51 pm

Here's a couple of nuts/bolts I ran through my sonic cleaner that I normally use for cleaning brass for reloading:

Using distilled water, about 20 minutes of run time and a tablespoon of Brasso.

Before:
http://203.97.119.119/yzf750r/beforesonic.jpg
After:
http://203.97.119.119/yzf750r/aftersonic.jpg
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Re: Sonic cleaner - before and after (links inside)

Postby Monsterbishi » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:23 am

Also, with sonic cleaning you also need to remember to not put soft aluminium alloys in - they won't appreciate being hit with a zillion tiny sonic hammers!

The other thing to realise with a lot of the parts, gunge/dirt will sometimes appear to remain attached - but will be softened and usually wipes off with a rag, the parts can then be cleaned with additional cycles through the cleaner.
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Re: Sonic cleaner - before and after (links inside)

Postby spook » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:29 am

I thought that ultra sonic cleaning was one of the primary methods used to clean carburettors, of which are made our aluminium? Quite a difference there! The unit I'm looking at is an industrial unit and large enough to take a rack of assembled in-line 4 carbs

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Re: Sonic cleaner - before and after (links inside)

Postby sickle44 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:02 am

What about barrels and a head though too?
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Re: Sonic cleaner - before and after (links inside)

Postby Monsterbishi » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:41 am

spook wrote:I thought that ultra sonic cleaning was one of the primary methods used to clean carburettors, of which are made our aluminium? Quite a difference there! The unit I'm looking at is an industrial unit and large enough to take a rack of assembled in-line 4 carbs


I would imagine it would depend on factors like how soft the aluminium alloy is, and the power/frequency of the unit concerned?
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