Parts cleaners, who uses one?
Posted February 01, 2011 - 11:57 AM
A pressure washer will only clean so much and then once you finish with the pressure washer and start the tear down it would be nice to be able to easily remove any leftover grease. Will a parts washer take care of this? If so what is the best chemical to put in the parts washer?
Posted February 01, 2011 - 12:07 PM
At my shop now I have a commercial parts washer, "Saf-t-clean" I think. I don't like using it because of the smell that I get all over everything, My wife hates that smell,LOL. I used to have a parts washer that used a biodegradable solution in hot water and pressure. I don't have that machine anymore, but was thinking of finding an old standalone dishwasher that I could roll around in my shop at home. I need to find out what the name of the cleaning solution was. When the parts came out, they were very warm and not slipery to the touch. I would still spray them off with a paint prep before I would paint them.
I also use Brake cleaner alot and it doesn't leave a residue.
Hope this helps with what you were thinking, Brian
Posted February 01, 2011 - 12:27 PM
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Posted February 01, 2011 - 12:51 PM
The best one I've seen was at a machine/electronics shop that used to specialize in fixing darkroom equipment and photographic accessories (tripods etc.) It used ultrasonic waves as well as cleaning solution and would get the most stubborn crud out of the smallest spaces. It's the only machine I've seen that would take developer stains off of a porcelain heater, then turn around and degrease a drive chain.
Rolly, the guy who owned the shop, built it himself but I've seen others on the market. The heart of the system was the ultrasonic generator (not sure what they're really called) that he picked up from a Jewelry maker that went belly up though.
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Posted February 03, 2011 - 09:24 PM