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Big_Willy 12-28-2011 01:59 PM

Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution Recommendations
I just got a ultrasonic cleaner and I am looking for a good cleaning solution for oily engine parts. Home made or from a store. It doesn't matter as long as it works.



garyroushkolb 12-28-2011 05:55 PM

I've got a large tank cleaner that I clean blower bearings in and would like to find something else also. i currently use water with dawn dishwasher soap. I preclean the bearings in solvent first.

matts37chev 12-28-2011 06:20 PM

I use Purple Power degreaser (generic castrol super clean) in my solvent tank
it has some acid in it, so you need to use a little care with aluminum
you can get it in 1 or 2.5 gallon jugs, at wal mart, pretty cheap

cullencombs 12-30-2011 07:15 AM


Originally Posted by Big_Willy
I just got a ultrasonic cleaner and I am looking for a good cleaning solution for oily engine parts. Home made or from a store. It doesn't matter as long as it works.



I found some idiot at work had filled our ultrasonic cleaner with acetone. :nono: Our cleaner has a built in heater that will reach 220 degrees. I'm surprised that **** didnt go kaboom.
I like using purple power like mentioned above. :thumbup:

cobalt327 12-30-2011 04:51 PM

For a large car parts cleaner (that's a hell of an ultrasound unit, BTW) I agree w/using one of the alkaline cleaners. Not for aluminum or alloys or painted surfaces. Cheapest is either the super concentrated "Black Maxx" from NAPA (one fluid ounce- about 10 worth- to a quart of water equals the strength of the average bottle of 409 or Fantastik, etc.), or driveway cleaner sold by many parts stores. This is a 409-type alkaline cleaner, but more concentrated and w/o any perfumes or pretty dyes added to appease housewives.

rusty 87 12-31-2011 12:14 PM

oily parts cleaner
I use Gunk engine cleaner and a tooth brush size wire brush or tooth brush. It comes off with water. Great stuff.

alkey 12-31-2011 04:46 PM

ultrasonic cleaning solution
are you able to use these in ultrasonic cleaners?

cobalt327 03-20-2013 11:30 PM


Originally Posted by matusgreats (Post 1658590)
Hello really dont want to make another thread on same topic. Recently got ultrasonic cleaner and I am not aware about direction to use and which cleaning solution is best. SO can you help me guys?

Basically you want a cleaner that is effective on the material you're trying to remove, but that will not harm the tank of the cleaning unit or the material that is being cleaned. My tank is stainless steel, so I can use a variety of cleaners w/o harming it, strong acids being the exception.

Often a alkaline cleaner like Black Maxx diluted to the needed strength works well- but the metal being cleaned should not be aluminum or magnesium, or painted.

garyroushkolb 03-21-2013 07:59 AM

I use one of harbor frieght's small cleaners with their cleaning solution Item #91593
This works very well on cleaning blower bearings. The stuff costs $5.99 and you only use a little of it at a time so you can always have clean solution for the final clean.

cobalt327 03-22-2013 12:57 AM


Originally Posted by matusgreats (Post 1659206)
Thanks for sharing views guys. I will now try complete my cleaning task.

All that and it turns out you're nothing but a godamn spammer.:smash:

garyroushkolb 03-22-2013 03:56 AM

I hope you were not talking about me being a spammer!

cobalt327 03-22-2013 09:27 AM

Second time (, posts 10-13) someone has mistakenly thought I was calling THEM out when I wasn't. Time for me to stop responding to spammers in a post!:smash:

Anyway if you'll notice, the spammer (matusgreats) was quoted in my post above. His original post containing the spam has been removed. It had nada to do w/you!

garyroushkolb 03-22-2013 12:16 PM

No harm , no foul.

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