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Old 11-11-19, 07:26 PM
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Water in the ultrasonic cleaner. Throw the parts in a ziplock bag with simple green or your preferred cleaner/degreaser ( try to remove as much of the air that you can). Throw the bag in the water in the Ultrasonic. That way you never have to clean the ultrasonic cleaner.
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Old 11-21-19, 11:42 AM
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OK - an update. I picked up a gallon of Simple Green Pro Heavy Duty (purple color) and dropped the headset of my 1987 Centurion Ironman (Miami Vice) into a Ziploc bag as suggested. Because the headset was caked with hardened grease, I did a bit of scraping and cleaning before hand. I used a 3/1 solution (water/SG), set the unit to 150 degrees for 30 minutes, and let it ride. Worked really well - totally cleaned the headset, and the machine stayed clean and grime-free. The parts are cleaner than I could have gotten them by hand. Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

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Old 11-23-19, 02:52 PM
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So far, I’ve just used Dawn dishwashing detergent and am looking at trying Simple Green, but before I go that route, I figured I’d check here for and other suggestions. What experiences have you had with these cleaners? Thanks!
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Old 11-23-19, 04:42 PM
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I use citrus degreaser in a Ziploc bag with chain, components etc. Heat to 45*C and blast for 3 x 3 mins. It’s so clean you could eat your dinner off it when it comes out.

Also found out the hard way it removes anodising though
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Originally Posted by rmwesley View Post
I use citrus degreaser in a Ziploc bag with chain, components etc. Heat to 45*C and blast for 3 x 3 mins. Itís so clean you could eat your dinner off it when it comes out.

Also found out the hard way it removes anodising though
I used citrus cleaner years ago until I learned (the hard way) that it is hell on plastic and rubber.
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Old 11-23-19, 09:18 PM
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How much degreaser do you add to the water?
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Old 11-23-19, 11:20 PM
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I have used dilute Simple Green for years. I usually only use it on my chain, but is does a great job.
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Old 11-23-19, 11:31 PM
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How much degreaser do you add to the water?
As I mentioned, I used a small Ziploc bag with a solution of one part Simple Green and three parts hot water. I filled the bag about 3/4 full and squeezed out the air. Then I dropped that into the ultrasonic cleaner for 30 minutes at 150 degrees Fahrenheit. When I was done, I just set the solution aside to settle and emptied the machine - no cleaning up! Iíll do the bottom bracket like this next.
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I haven't bought an ultrasonic cleaner. What I do is fill a square large mouth plastic peanut jar with a couple inches of paint thinner , throw in the small parts, then shake it for a couple minutes. Then I put it in the kitchen sink( with a strainer in the drain for safety), squirt some dawn dish soap on it, and scrub with a tooth brush. After everything is clean I will squirt a little wd40 on everything and then put in plastic bag till I need it. so far this has worked for me
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Old 12-11-19, 07:21 AM
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When I am cleaning parts in my ultrasonic cleaner, I use water in the tank and use jars holding the parts and the various cleaning solutions.
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