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« on: November 30, 2019, 02:10:29 PM »

I see that a way to test an ultrasonic cleaners effectiveness is to place some aluminum foil in it and look for holes to form.   Now I know the aluminum parts on a fishing reel are somewhat different but is it safe to clean those parts in an UC?  If so,  what type of solution do you recommend,  how long is a safe etc ..?  Thanks..Joe.
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 03:06:34 PM »

i use dawn and water. stay away from simple green on aluminum unless you dilute and are on-point pulling it out  after a half hour or so. i have a purple Sea Line to prove it  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 04:03:16 PM »

Any of you have experience with fine silverware?  The second er first in command has asked me to do the silverware.  Dominick
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 04:55:01 PM »

Apply the flux before heating it.  Smiley

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It can't be too difficult - a lot of people do it.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2019, 08:23:43 PM »

It's too early yet.  It will tarnish again before Christmas.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2019, 09:22:40 PM »

Any of you have experience with fine silverware?  The second er first in command has asked me to do the silverware.  Dominick

Hagerty, Dominick —

Best there is, IMO.

No scrubbing, no polishing, just superb results.

Quick, easy, no abrasives —

Every Christmas, my job is to do a 72 piece set of sterling + 12 extra pieces for serving.

Might take 35 minutes from start to finish — and it comes out a bright silver with no tarnish.

We use our good silver every day — and only need to do this once a year.

Best, Fred


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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2019, 11:01:36 PM »

 Yip, I think the instructions are all clear anyone should manage Wink
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2019, 01:52:58 AM »

To answer the OP - yes its fine to clean aluminium reel parts in an uc. I use ordinary washing up liquid (diluted). If they are very greasy they get a bath in solvent first - wipe down - then soap - then dry.
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2019, 09:49:35 AM »

Any of you have experience with fine silverware?  The second er first in command has asked me to do the silverware.  Dominick

Hagerty, Dominick —

Best there is, IMO.

No scrubbing, no polishing, just superb results.

Quick, easy, no abrasives —

Every Christmas, my job is to do a 72 piece set of sterling + 12 extra pieces for serving.

Might take 35 minutes from start to finish — and it comes out a bright silver with no tarnish.

We use our good silver every day — and only need to do this once a year.

Best, Fred

Fred, I admire your work ethic, but I was asking about using the UC.  I just want to put the whole batch in the UC and forget about it.  The idea of sitting there and polishing each piece seems like an endless chore, even though it might only be 35 minutes.  I like lazy.  Dominick
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2019, 11:22:51 AM »

UC cleaner will not work as good as Hagerty, Counselor.

The UC cleaner will clean the silverware -- but not make it shine.

The sulphide tarnish on silverware -- must be cleaned properly and safely since you eat with it.

And it will be more work with the UC cleaner -- then with Hagerty's.

There are many solutions for cleaning -- and one does not do it all.

Best, Fred
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2019, 03:51:07 PM »

Darn... Cry  Dominick
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2019, 08:14:59 PM »

I recycle my fine silver eating utensils!  Grin


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