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Offline Phonesrfun

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Ultrasonic cleaning
« on: December 11, 2009, 09:48:51 PM »
I just received an ultrasonic cleaner I bought on e-Bay.  42,000 Hz.  I ran my watch band through, and wow!  What a bunch of crud came off.  I am looking forward to trying it out on some actual phone parts in the near term.  I just read the instructions cover-to-cover.  Not very complex....pretty simple, actually. 

Anyone have any hints to pass along as to what to do or not to do?  The stainless steel tank holds about a pint, and they say to use either plain water or mix in some detergent.  For the watch band, I used warm water and mixed in about a glug of Windex.  That seems to have worked rather well.  I also cleaned a lucite clear finger wheel and a receiver cap.  Seems simple enough.

-Bill
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 11:12:46 PM »
I will be sending some dials to you Bill.
Jorge

Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 11:27:44 PM »
Send me some #6's to clean, and a nice #2 to keep   ;D

-Bill G

Offline Dan

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 01:41:18 PM »
One thing you can do to test it to make sure it still works effectively is to put a piece of aluminum foil in it about every 3 months. If it is working properly, the foil will look like the surface of an orange(all pitted and rough). Try it now and you will see what I mean.

We use this to test my dental unteasonic cleaner.
"Imagine how weird telephones would look if our ears weren't so close to our mouths." - Steven Wright

Offline stub

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 04:17:02 PM »
Phonesrfun,
                    I use warm water and dawn dishwashing liquid in mine and it does a great job on carburetors off weedeaters and chainsaws.  They come out nice and shiny.
                    I haven't had time to put a dial in yet but would think it would do the same job.  My cleaner is still out in the shop ,  I guess I'll have to get another one for the house!!!   Enjoy.    stub
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