Ultrasonic cleaning copper still parts

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Ultrasonic cleaning copper still parts

Postby Jezza93 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:40 am

Hi..

Just wonding has any one looked into or have cleaning the copper still parts in a ultrasonic cleaner?? Just wanted to to see if it will work and worth getting one :think:

I have a glass build and want it looking good :happy-partydance:
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning copper still parts

Postby Lesgold » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:18 am

Hi Jezza,
I use a small ultra sonic cleaner for removing dirrt, grit etc. from gold Nuggets that I find in the bush. I reckon that a large one would be very good at removing impurities, flux residue etc from copper components. Using vinegar, citric acid etc in the bath would probably do a great job, especially if you were to find the right proportions. I often use hot water and detergent, alibrite or sugar soap and water for cleaning gold. I would not suggest Alibrite for copper however. Would be interested to hear about results.

Cheers

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning copper still parts

Postby prawnz » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 am

Hi Jezza
Yep I use that exact US cleaner (in my fishing reel servicing business) for cleaning my scrubbers and saddles , perfect :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning copper still parts

Postby tubbsy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:06 pm

FWIW, at work we use ultrasonic baths with citric acid (100g in 1L) to clean our platinum crucibles used in a lithium borate fusion. Takes 15 minutes and they come out as good as new. I'd imagine copper parts would clean up just as well in a citric solution.
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning copper still parts

Postby Doubleuj » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:05 pm

Guess you better take some into work and test the theory :handgestures-thumbupleft: :teasing-tease:
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning copper still parts

Postby Sam. » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:14 pm

I reckon it would work a treat :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaning copper still parts

Postby Jezza93 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:18 pm

Thanks guys looks like I going to have to get one now haha :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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