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#1 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted September 02, 2015 - 03:26 PM

I picked up a 5 litre (1.25 gallon) Ultrasonic cleaner.

 

I figure it should save me a lot of work when it comes to cleaning carbs. Might be able to even make a few bucks cleaning carbs for local people too. I can clean anything that will fit in the tank.

 

Now I just have to determine what is the best cleaning solution to use.

 

Apparently a simple mixture of distilled water, ammonia and a few drops of jet dry does a really good job on brass. I'll need to figure out what to use on aluminum.

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Posted September 02, 2015 - 04:01 PM

Nice, I want one of those too.  The small engine guy I get parts from has one of those.  Noel


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 04:10 PM

Those work really well. I use Lemon juice to clean my aluminum parts. Works good.


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 04:17 PM

Can I send you a carb to clean?


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 05:51 PM

Those work really well. I use Lemon juice to clean my aluminum parts. Works good.

Do you use it straight or diluted.

 

I know the old school bike guys boil carbs in lemon juice.



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Posted September 02, 2015 - 05:52 PM

Can I send you a carb to clean?

Shipping would probably make it prohibitive.



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Posted September 02, 2015 - 05:52 PM

Nice, I want one of those too.  The small engine guy I get parts from has one of those.  Noel

Less than 300 shipped to my door UPS. Came out of Ontario. Ordered Friday, got it today.


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 06:20 PM

I use it straight. Just buy the cheapest stuff and dump it in, its usually a couple dollars for a big bottle, I know you're in CA but it should still be cheap. vinegar smells bad but works too. when I used to boil them the lemon jucie smelled bad also.


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 06:29 PM

I thought you already had one birthday this year.


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 08:01 PM

I know a fellow that bought a Harbor Freight ultrasonic and loves it for carbs, and it was only about $80

I thought he told me he used "Simple Green" in his.

 

Lemon & vinegar are both mild acids...not sure about the Simple Green.


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 08:35 PM

I thought you already had one birthday this year.

That was when the missus bought me my new inverter welder. She bought me the gift in advance, I balance it by paying for part of her trip to Vegas

 

I bought the cleaner as a gift to myself.

 

We have a strange arrangement

 

My actual birthday was a few days ago. I'm 49 now, and holding


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 10:52 PM

I know a fellow that bought a Harbor Freight ultrasonic and loves it for carbs, and it was only about $80
I thought he told me he used "Simple Green" in his.
 
Lemon & vinegar are both mild acids...not sure about the Simple Green.


I use this type "Simple Green" in mine it was recommended by the mfg and does a very nice job on aluminum.

http://industrial.si...cts_extreme.php
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Posted September 03, 2015 - 09:55 AM

Simple Green works good too! Lots of options.


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Posted September 03, 2015 - 06:03 PM

 I'm 49 now, and holding

What are you holding? :rolling:  :rolling:  :smilewink:


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Posted September 03, 2015 - 06:08 PM

Hey, I'm 29 and holding! Helps with the younger chicks!


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