Ultrasonic Cleaner and Simple Green?

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Ultrasonic Cleaner and Simple Green?

Post by Syd »

Hello, I would be keen to know if using Simple Green with water (25 to 50 degrees C) in a ultrasonic cleaner is any good at cleaning a variety of parts made of brass, alum, mild steel, plastics and rubber etc? If Simple Green is a good product to use in a ultrasonic cleaner, what is the best ratio of Simple Green and water to have to get the best results and also which is the best Simple Green product to use? - Many thanks
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner and Simple Green?

Post by Alan H »

Never heard of that product. I use citric acid crystals to make a mild solution, but be wary of leaving alloy in more than about 10 minutes. Don't ask why please, although that particular carb was in very poor condition originally! :?
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner and Simple Green?

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Thanks for the info Alan - refer info on Simple Green: https://simplegreen.com/products/

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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner and Simple Green?

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I use Cussons dish washing liquid and a couple of cups of vinegar, works just fine :)
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner and Simple Green?

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Sounds worth a crack. My cleaner normally takes around 1.5 to 2L of water so I assume you would add the dish washing liquid and 2 cups of vinegar to the 1.5L of water for the right ratio?
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner and Simple Green?

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My tub is 6 litres, so I'll let you do the math.
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner and Simple Green?

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Cool, thanks for the info
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner and Simple Green?

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I regularly use Simple Green concentrate with my ultrasonic cleaner with the heating function on. About 3 ounces in 1.25 gallons (my tank size) will clean carbs or fuel petcocks pretty well. An advantage is that it is biodegradable so its easy to dispose of. I have left my carbs in the solution for up to 3 days without any degrading of the castings. I do need to use a brush to scrub off some of the remaining dirt and debris from the parts sometimes. This is a rather mild cleaner but does a pretty good job. It leaves a mild haze on brass that is easily wiped off. And, it's safe on parts and has no bad odors.
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner and Simple Green?

Post by Syd »

Great, thanks for your comments which is very helpful. The Simple Green product I have been recommend is "Crystal Simple Green" - see the link below which is a top end industrial cleaning product. I assume this has a little bit more bite than the standard product?

https://simplegreen.com/industrial/prod ... ?locale=en
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner and Simple Green?

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It is NOT recommended by aopa nor the U.S. military on aluminum….



It has been brought to the attention of the U.S. Army

> Aviation Missile Command (AMCOM) Depot Maintenance

> Engineering Team that numerous units are using the

> commercial product SIMPLE GREEN as an aircraft wash.

> STOP! This product has been through Department of Defense

> (DOD) testing and was determined to be highly corrosive

> on aircraft aluminum and also a catalyst for Hydrogen

> Embrittlement in high strength aircraft alloys.

>

> While a highly effective cleaning agent for floors and

> non-aluminum / non-high strength alloy vehicles this

> product is not approved for aviation usage. If your unit

> has been using SIMPLE GREEN on a regular basis, it is

> recommended that a thorough fresh water wash with the

> approved cleaners per the appropriate airframe maintenance

> manuals be accomplished as soon as practicable. This

> should be followed up with a corrosion inspection /

> treatment and application of approved Corrosion

> Prevention Compounds (CPCs).
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