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I am looking at purchasing an ultrasonic cleaner.
Main use/purpose, would be carb cleaning. 
Any recommendations of make and model are appreciated.
I want to get away from using chem-dip.
What are you guys who have them, using?

 
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11 May 2024 07:45 #1

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Replied by Schu on topic ultrasonic cleaner

I’ve been using this one for many years. Can’t really compare it to anything because I’ve never used any others. My only complaint is that the larger carb bodies do not fully submerge due to the tank size. But I simply roll them over as I do several sessions when I clean carbs.

www.harborfreight.com/25-liter-ultrasonic-cleaner-63256.html
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11 May 2024 08:13 #2

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Replied by Ht1kid on topic ultrasonic cleaner

I’ve got the same one as SCHU does a good job price has doubled since I bought mine. I use mine before and after I vapor blast my carbs. Make sure your solution is aluminum safe some solutions will darken your aluminum. 
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Replied by MarkT on topic ultrasonic cleaner

I have that same Harbor Freight model...  paid like $40 for it though.  The size is annoying as it is just a little small for most carbs as was mentioned but it still works.

I was just at HF and they now have a much larger 6 liter unit.  I might spring for one if/when they ever go on sale. 
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Replied by LongStride on topic ultrasonic cleaner

Bought mine on Amazon, my first one lasted maybe 10 years, the new one is a.bit small, got to flip the carb over during the process, I chose this one because it has  analog controls , what solution are y'all using? I've been mixing simple green and water, it etches the aluminum if you leave it too long 

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Replied by Schu on topic ultrasonic cleaner

I use LA’s Totally Awesome All Purpose Cleaner from the local dollar store. You can get it almost anywhere. I mix it with water and reuse it over and over. It doesn’t take much. Maybe 3 parts water to 1 part cleaner. I just eyeball it. It does darken the aluminum, so if that’s going to bother you then DON’T USE IT.  I also use LA’s Totally Awesome to clean up nasty bikes as I break them down for rebuild.

Do a forum search because I think there was a full thread on it where people gave all kinds of creative recipes.
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Replied by yamahahaha on topic ultrasonic cleaner

2 thumbs up for LA  Awsome. Best stuff for the money IMO
12 May 2024 06:49 #7

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