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Offline WestYorkshireBiker

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Ultrasonic cleaning solution (cylinder head carbs etc)
« on: April 06, 2021, 11:40:03 AM »
Hey. Got an ultrasonic cleaner from Santa and only just getting round to using it. Want to clean a cylinder head first but anyone use these bits of kit and if so what solution don you use as there's loads out there to choose from. Ta.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning solution (cylinder head carbs etc)
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 01:12:26 PM »
I have used Surfex HD from Bilt Hamber in my ultrasonic cleaner for a few years now the parts need to be free from most of the usual crap that accumulates over the years.  I use the same product in my parts washer to soak the bad stuff away.  In the ultrasonic I set the temp at 60 and clean for 30 mins.  If things are really grotty I sometimes take them out after the first 30 mins and use a scriber or small screwdriver to loosen stubborn bits in the crevices and then do them again.  5% Surfex by volume has been good for me so far.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning solution (cylinder head carbs etc)
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2021, 01:38:28 PM »
I have used Surfex HD from Bilt Hamber in my ultrasonic cleaner for a few years now the parts need to be free from most of the usual crap that accumulates over the years.  I use the same product in my parts washer to soak the bad stuff away.  In the ultrasonic I set the temp at 60 and clean for 30 mins.  If things are really grotty I sometimes take them out after the first 30 mins and use a scriber or small screwdriver to loosen stubborn bits in the crevices and then do them again.  5% Surfex by volume has been good for me so far.

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Nice one. Thanks Ian.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning solution (cylinder head carbs etc)
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 03:36:48 PM »
I'm currently using Carbusonic EP26R which I got from Amazon UK but I have used dishwasher LIQUID detergent in the past with equally good results.

Basically all you need is a detergent solution to break down the surface tension of the water to make sure that the object is totally wetted out. It's the shock waves from the bursting micro-bubbles which do the cleaning.

 

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