Ultrasonic cleaning for axles!

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Ultrasonic cleaning for axles!

Post by whodathunkit » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:57 am

After reading over a few topic's discussing cleaning processes for wheel's found here:
https://www.derbytalk.com/viewtopic.php ... ner#p54475

I was wondering if any one has used an ultrasonic cleaner for cleaning up the axles as well.
Before or after.. polishing the axle.. or as a re-prep. & what cleaning solutions mix's might one try ?
Like alkaline solutions, high caustic solutions, acidic solutions, enzymatic solutions, or de-ienized water.
Or Home brew solutions, like super tech or Windex.. windshield wiper fluid and distilled water and so on.


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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning for axles!

Post by ciodude » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:58 pm

That would be interesting. I have a unit I bought to clean my glasses. Never thought of using it for axles!



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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning for axles!

Post by whodathunkit » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:50 pm

Never tried it for myself!
I got my unit to help clean up air brush
Parts.



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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning for axles!

Post by AaronS » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:23 am

Hi Whodathunkit. I have an Ultrasonic cleaner with variable power modes. I use the high power setting and use rubber coated hemostats (tweezers) to hold onto axles while they clean. I use the equivalent of 6 tablespoons of Mr Clean, and ammonia. Takes about 30 seconds. Works awesome!! I've been using that solution for around 22 yrs.



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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning for axles!

Post by whodathunkit » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:44 am

Thanks
So does the ammonia discolor or eat away at the plating on the axles?

Hear tell to stay away from it for the air brush parts however.



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Post by AaronS » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:41 pm

To Whodathunkit.No, it will not affect the plating. I have info to back that. Ammonia can be used on precious metals and diamonds and gem stones as well. Just need a few tablespoons in a quart of hot water with 6 tablespoons Mr. Clean. E mail me and I can tell U more.



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