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djfisher22

homemade ultrasonic cleaner

Guy on my ZRX site insists it works great with hot water and the proper chemical made for ultrasonic cleaners.

12dot

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Guy on my ZRX site insists it works great with hot water and the proper chemical made for ultrasonic cleaners

Donald: Would you mind asking him what he uses for the "proper chemical" ? I have a small one (it WILL hold an entire carb) and it has its own heater (damn thing was NOT cheap)  Evil or Very Mad  AND I have tried quite a few different chemicals, but I have never been very happy with the results as far as cleaning carbs with it.  scratch
mraxl

All ultrasonic cleaners are not made alike. The operating frequency and power, as well as cleaning solution, will determine how clean parts get. The larger the tank, the more power is needed.
H2 Brad


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Walms

Fricken hell, your buddy has been watching too much of the Red Green show...  Mr. Green

I suppose if you have a solid mount H2, anything that could fit through the gas cap would be cleaned up in a couple hundred clicks!
Jim C

[quote="12dot:23687 I have a small one (it WILL hold an entire carb) and it has its own heater (damn thing was NOT cheap)  Evil or Very Mad  AND I have tried quite a few different chemicals, but I have never been very happy with the results as far as cleaning carbs with it.  scratch[/quote]

Tom, I have a Branson unit (supposedly one of the best units made) with a heater and also able to hold a MC carb. I bought some ultrasonic cleaning fluid from McMaster and it works OK; carbs get clean but still pretty dull.
I'm thinking that the old pot metal Kawa carbs are just not goingh to look great unless they are polished or maybe put in a tumbler.
djfisher22

12dot wrote:
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Guy on my ZRX site insists it works great with hot water and the proper chemical made for ultrasonic cleaners

Donald: Would you mind asking him what he uses for the "proper chemical" ? I have a small one (it WILL hold an entire carb) and it has its own heater (damn thing was NOT cheap)  Evil or Very Mad  AND I have tried quite a few different chemicals, but I have never been very happy with the results as far as cleaning carbs with it.  scratch



This is what was said in a later post Tom.


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Originally Posted by Grebnaws  
Does it really work? And what chemicals do you use?
Sorry for the late reply, missed it the first time around.

I use hot water and marine clean sold by POr-15, you can't leave the carbs in the solution too long or it will turn the aluminum grey.

I also do a session with Yamaha Carb Cleaner.

The reason for the two sessions is that any calcium buildup caused by water in the gas will not be removed with YCC or most any type solvent but needs a hot water/detergent to be removed.
12dot

Thanks Donald, Brad and Jim C.  Very Happy
When I get a chance - I now have a few more chemicals to try out.  Very Happy
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