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Poor Manís Ultrasonic Cleaner

Old 09-28-21, 04:28 PM
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Poor Manís Ultrasonic Cleaner

SoÖ. I needed to clean up some old Campy crank bolts and got sick of scrubbing and swirling the bolts around in a cup. So, I came up with thisÖ. And itís working! The bolts are shining like new. Iím pretty excited about my new poor manís ultrasonic cleaner.

Items Needed:
Small glass jar
Fish tank aerator
iPad box (this item is not necessary)

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Old 09-28-21, 05:08 PM
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what solvent are you using?


i have a media tumbler i used to use to clean brass (to hand load ammunition)
iím curious how this would work with the same crushed walnut shell media i used on the brass

hmmm. winters and long days indoors are just around the corner so iíll find out soon 😊
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What brand aerator? I see it has a nice flat top.
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Old 09-29-21, 05:26 AM
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I was so proud of myself last night, I just had to post my ďcreation!Ē I was using a cleaner called Krud Kutter, which I like for non-anodized metals on the bike. The air pump is just a run of the mill Petco unit that runs my 30 gallon tropical tank. It is marked IMAG-AP1 on the bottom.

Chainring bolts are now fresh and ready to put back into service.
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Old 09-29-21, 07:42 AM
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I bought a Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner 6 or 7 years ago, used it half a dozen times, and shelved it. It basically just warmed up the water and presoaked components. I then still cleaned the components like I usually would after a round or two in the cleaner.
Cool that an even more basic approach is working for you.
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Old 09-29-21, 07:58 AM
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Hi
I don't want to be funny but what does a fish tank aerator do in the process with the glass jar?
I cannot see the connection there.
Thanks
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Old 09-29-21, 10:07 AM
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Would guess, shake, rattle, and a little rollÖ.
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I saw another version using an orbital palm sander. A lot of them have Velcro to attach the sand paper, so you just put some peel and stick Velcro on your jar to fasten it to the sander.
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