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My brass has been fired alot and overdue an internal clean.

Which ultrasonic cleaner would you recommend..?

I'd like to do as many at a time as possible within reason...

Cheers 

No I deer 

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I use 2 tablespoons of bold non bio  and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in my tumble pin cleaner , I’m sure it have the same effect .

ive tried all the Lyman stuff and thought it was next to useless TBH .

 

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I ‘borrowed’ a spare industrial grade ultrasonic cleaner from work a while back as the ultimate case cleaning technique, could do 3-400 brass at a time

It had programmable heaters, , sweep control etc.etc. 

Although it gave good results went over to a FA tumbler  which I use on brass now and then.

As per OoToT above, some fairy liquid and small amount of acid and even stained BP brass comes out like new. Cheap food drier finishes the job

T

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My plan was an occasional clean just for the insides really and to do my muzzle brakes and maybe my S5 mod.

I clean my brass with a fine wire wool with a cordless screwdriver and the shell holder. Only takes a few seconds per case which is definately the quickest case cleaner by far.

Muzzle brakes are a pain to clean and was told yesterday the ultrasonic cleans them so there like new,I liked the sound of that 👍

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Went down the same route recently.

Some good advice was given. In the end I went with a 3L U/S cleaner. I can clean about 200x 6.5x47 cases at one time or maybe 85x .338NM cases. It easily fit two muzzle brakes. It would fit a smaller moderator but probably wouldn’t do my long and chunky OLC .338 moddy.

With the above in mind, I’d suggest going for a 6L or larger U/S cleaner.

Got bulk acid and bicarbonate off eBay for cheap.

And a food dehydrator as mentioned was helpful. Can dry loads of cases at once. Just fit my brakes. Definitely wouldn’t fit a moddy though. 

Links to the kit I got in the following thread.

http://ukvarminting.com/topic/47369-ultrasonic-cleaners-recommendations/

 

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200 cases would be ample size capacity for me.....

My mod must be 0.150mm long and 50mm diameter.

My muzzle brakes are just a few inches long max...

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So what mix would I need for cleaning brass and what mix would I need too clean my stainless muzzle brakes and mod..?

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19 minutes ago, No i deer said:

So what mix would I need for cleaning brass and what mix would I need too clean my stainless muzzle brakes and mod..?

for the muzzle break I use detergent in my US cleaner,  hot water too. 

For brass citric acid crystals (half a teaspoon) in the water will brighten.  Detergent will loosen the carbon

 

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It's also recommended to run an ultrasonic to degas fresh cleaning fluid before putting in the items to clean.  Run on until small bubbles stop being generated and the surface of the fluid gently "boils"

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1 hour ago, No i deer said:

So what mix would I need for cleaning brass and what mix would I need too clean my stainless muzzle brakes and mod..?

Refer to the thread I linked you to in the comments above. In there is simple instructions for a good U/S solution.

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Jeez not too many ultrasonic cleaners too chose from then 😆.

Knowing nothing about them makes it a bit of a mine field. Looked on eBay for a good used one but I'm none the wiser 🤣

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I recently bought a generic 3l one from eBay for around £55 that seems to do the job nicely, heater in it too. That, cheap citric acid and bicarb and cases come out clean and shiny, even the primer pockets.

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I use one of these:

https://richmondscientific.com/products/decon-ultrasonic-bath-fs-200b

They often turn up on used lab eqpt sites, and being "industrial" are a lot more efficient than much of the new stuff to be found on ebay etc.

Pete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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