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Old 05-13-2017, 01:33 PM
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Default Re: My new best friend. Ultra-Sonic Cleaner.

Thanks Lynn. Will do on the snare. I just used a super coupon and picked it up in store.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: My new best friend. Ultra-Sonic Cleaner.

Well I am very happy with this device. May need another :-)

Attached photo is gen 2 lugs in various states. Clogged screw holes from tumbler etc.. Lower right has been hand polished once. These will just get a low speed cotton wheel buff/wax done. Huge time saver.

I'm seeing the tumbler polishes over small pits that the ultra sonic cleans.

Running 135 F with 15 minute soak between 7.55 minute cycles for 2 hrs.

Still sorting the best way.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: My new best friend. Ultra-Sonic Cleaner.

I looked these up on the Bay and there are some for a good price. Have not researched them yet to see exactly how they work, but the question is..... If we have been using distilled white vinegar, letting parts soak overnight, can you then use the vinegar in this unit? One would think that it would be the best of both worlds.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:26 PM
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Default Re: My new best friend. Ultra-Sonic Cleaner.

That question I'm not sure. Unit is just vibrating the fluid so shouldn't matter what that may be. Gas/Acetone/Aircraft-Stripper etc excluded :-)
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: My new best friend. Ultra-Sonic Cleaner.

Tone controls ready for final polish.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:06 AM
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Default Re: My new best friend. Ultra-Sonic Cleaner.

I've always used this product for my tension rods. It does an amazing job AND is re-usable. No scrubbing at all. Just soak overnight and wipe clean in the morning!
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:36 AM
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Default Re: My new best friend. Ultra-Sonic Cleaner.

Creighton,
Thanks for the input, I will look at Harbor Freight this week to see if they have one for a good deal to try out. BTW - Nice work on the tone controls! No issues with the felts being in the ultrasonic? I would imagine that they dry out pretty quickly?

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I will give the Evapo-Rust a try, as it is no VOC's and no odor I bet it would also work in the ultrasonic.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:06 AM
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I've always used this product for my tension rods. It does an amazing job AND is re-usable. No scrubbing at all. Just soak overnight and wipe clean in the morning!
Excellent results!

-Mark
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:12 PM
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Default Re: My new best friend. Ultra-Sonic Cleaner.

Great luck with evap rust on chrome. Nickel gots to be careful.

CTMichaelV: The tone controls are clean down to the felt. Just patted them dry and hair dried both sides. Bunch of dirt in the unit. Always a good sign.

Not a work majic device but a worthy addition.
Firing it up for more :-)
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:54 PM
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Well my thread so. One proud uncle today. He is almost 11 yr. old.
Snare is a Ludwig "Black Galaxy"

And his second gig of the day:


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