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Educate me on ultrasonic cleaning

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Yo Mama, May 9, 2020.

  1. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Member

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    I hate cleaning guns after shooting. I know it can be fun, but it just takes to much time for me.

    I want to learn if it's an option to go ultrasonic in cleaning dirty gun internals. Is it as good as doing by hand? What kind of solution is used and does it protect the parts, or do I still need to apply oil after? Is it worth the investment to get one? Does it save time using one? Are they safe for the parts? I'm looking at the little Hornady one.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. rdnktrkr

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    I use the Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaners I have one for cleaning pistols, I use Eds Red, when I return from shooting I disassemble slide and barrel then put everything in the cleaner for 2-4 cycles remove the barrel and run a brush then patches and wipe everything down with micro fiber cloth and reassemble. I remove wooden grips from revolvers and my 1911 before cleaning. I also drop my BCG into cleaner after shooting. I use the same cloth and keep it in a sealed container for storage.
    I use the other with water and use glass beakers with chemicals to keep smaller parts separated and uses smaller amounts of chemicals. I am using evapo-rust in one beaker and simple green in the other to clean my dies good before going in the other with Eds red. When I get some extra dirty brass I run a couple of cycles with Dawn & Lemishine before running through the vibratory cleaner.
     
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  3. dh1633pm

    dh1633pm Member

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    I clean stuff all the time in my ultrasonic cleaner. From parts of all types to lug nuts for the wife’s car that are rusty. I like it. Even old tools come out nice and clean.
     
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  4. Hikingman

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    Recommended time for jewelry is listed in single digit- minutes. This is where THR ultrasonic threads/ posts are silent for metal parts.
    Anyone?
     
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