Ultrasonic bath

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Keston
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Ultrasonic bath

Post by Keston » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:53 pm

I would be keen to hear of anyones experience of using an ultrasonic bath for cleaning reels ? Or indeed any thoughts on the subject ? I've notice some are available for a quite reasonable price .
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Re: Ultrasonic bath

Post by OldTackle » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:01 pm

I bought one for exactly that purpose. In my opinion it's the best tool to re-use bearings.
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Re: Ultrasonic bath

Post by AshbyCut » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:10 pm

I bought an 'Aldi special offer' one a few years ago ... and once you've found the water temperature/detergent solution mix that works for you ... they are invaluable ... not just for reel parts, but clogged up old fountain pens, air rifle pellets, small motorcycle parts, etc.
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Re: Ultrasonic bath

Post by Robbi » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:12 pm

We used to use them many many years ago during my apprentiship to clean Rotring draughting ink pens, they worked very well. I know that they are also used for cleaning jewelry.
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Re: Ultrasonic bath

Post by Lea Dweller » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:52 pm

I don't know if this qualifies as an "Ultrasonic Bath" post, but because of my poor hearing, I failed to hear my wife calling out that my bath was ready and it overflowed! :Chuckle:

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Re: Ultrasonic bath

Post by PeteD » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:39 pm

I have been looking at these myself for cleaning various bits including reel parts. There seems to be a few cheaper ones around for about £30. I may well treat myself this weekend

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Re: Ultrasonic bath

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:49 pm

I tried one but it made my skin wrinkly...

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Re: Ultrasonic bath

Post by OldTackle » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:00 pm

Robbi wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:12 pm
We used to use them many many years ago during my apprentiship to clean Rotring draughting ink pens, they worked very well. I know that they are also used for cleaning jewelry.
Same as for cleaning an airbrush for instance.
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Re: Ultrasonic bath

Post by Robbi » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:11 am

yes indeed
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Re: Ultrasonic bath

Post by Keston » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:39 pm

Thanks for the comments chaps , sounds like so might find a variety of uses for one .

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