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Post by valbern67 on Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:45 pm

Who is using an ultrasonic cleaner for gun parts?

What kind are you using, and which cleaning solution?

Thanks!

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Post by PhotoEscape on Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:31 pm

I do, Val!

I have older 5 GA Infante S9 ultrasonic cleaner for both cleaning brass and for cleaning guns.  Here is the link to current version of the same cleaner I have - https://www.infanteultrasonics.com/product-page/s9

For brass cleaning I use 5% solution 6.4 OZ per GA or 32 OZ per 5 GA of water  - 4 Cups / 8 Half Cups of Milliard cooking grade citric acid - https://www.amazon.com/Milliard-Citric-Acid-10-Pound/dp/B00GNBHPAS/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-nc-drs1_0?crid=WDQN7GQNXBZY&cv_ct_cx=milliard+citric+acid&dchild=1&keywords=milliard+citric+acid&pd_rd_i=B00GNBHPAS&pd_rd_r=c8bf9ca5-2245-4ea6-bf00-1572f63d03ca&pd_rd_w=iXv0b&pd_rd_wg=Xhmpa&pf_rd_p=bb3ab43b-b104-4d0e-bd07-c0b6b72185d0&pf_rd_r=YJTGV07YQY2J8VMMQYX4&psc=1&sprefix=milliard+%2Caps%2C178&sr=1-1-88388c6d-14b8-4f70-90f6-05ac39e80cc0

I use pans with Infante's cleaning and lubing solutions to clean firearms.

I had very good experience with this company, and even posted short blip on the subject on my FB account.

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Post by JIMPGOV on Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:51 pm

I'VE  USED ULTRA SONIC CLEANERS FOR YEARS . USING FIRST A CLEANER , THAN RINSE AND THEN THE OIL BATH. BUT LAST YEAR I FOUND LUCAS OIL HAS A SINGLE STAGE CLEANER / LUBE. I WORKS GREAT. JP

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Post by mikemyers on Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:50 pm

'JIPGOV', do you re-use the Lucas Oil solution, or does it get thrown away after each use?
What is the name of it, and where does one buy it?
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Post by Gustavo1957 on Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:07 am

I buy Lucas gun oil products from Amazon.

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Post by JIMPGOV on Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:44 am

https://lucasoil.com/products/out-door-line/lucas-extreme-duty-bore-solvent-ultrasonic-gun-cleaner

I JUST KEEP USING IT.  OCCASIONALLY I WILL RUN IT THRU A COFFEE FILTER IN A FUNNEL TO   FILTER OUT WHAT I CAN.

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Post by valbern67 on Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:00 am

JIMPGOV wrote:I'VE  USED ULTRA SONIC CLEANERS FOR YEARS . USING FIRST A CLEANER , THAN RINSE AND THEN THE OIL BATH. BUT LAST YEAR I FOUND LUCAS OIL HAS A SINGLE STAGE CLEANER / LUBE. I WORKS GREAT. JP


Which one do you have?

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Post by CrankyThunder on Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:18 am

I use the cheapie harbor freight one for steel gun parts and jewelry, tools, and other stuff.  The liquid that I use is simple green as a cleaning solution.  

Make sure you do not ultra sound plastic, aluminum, painted parts, etc.  it is a agressive cleaning procedure and it will wear down softer metals like aluminum, gold, brass, bronze, etc.  

Since the cleaning fluid is water based, make sure you dry and oil all steel when it comes out of the tank.  If you are doing a revolver frame, it needs to be disassembled completely.  Most every firearm part needs to be completely disassembled.  If you do not disassemble it, the gunk in a firing pin cavity will remain and hold the cleaning solution and you have not accomplished anything.  

I am looking at that Lucas cleaning solution posted above and thinking about it.  

When I first got it I thought that I would be using it a lot for gun parts.  Since I have had it, I only use it for the wifey's wedding ring and rarely do I pull it out for a gun I have busted down.  

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Post by Aprilian on Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:58 pm

I hated the smell of that Lucas cleaner.   It reminded me of the floor wax my high school janitors used.
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Post by TonyH on Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:42 pm

This stuff form Uniquetek works very well and is odorless.
https://uniquetek.com/product/T1254
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Post by mikemyers on Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:54 pm

Is Hornady One Shot Sonic Clean Solution a good choice?  
I have a bottle, but haven't tried it yet.
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