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    Ultrasonic cleaning fluid

    Just bought an ultrasonic cleaner for cleaning dive bits and bobs ! Looking for advice and experience on which cleaning fluid to use please and source , Biox etc ?
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    I use citric acid because I can get it for about a fiver for a 1/2 kg tub from a pharmacy
    Rememeber anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

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    If you've got a bath I'd use Biox, here's a good guide: http://www.aquaventuredivingcenter.r...ata%20Pack.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    I use citric acid because I can get it for about a fiver for a 1/2 kg tub from a pharmacy
    Yep, citric acid for removing limescale crud:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0057WGZV...986871_TE_item

    Fairy Liquid's just fine for greasy stuff

    EDIT: go easy on the citric acid as it will eat through chrome plating

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    If you just want to get on with it (without a bath) you can use Viakal for the supermarket. Leave everything for an hour and rinse. Never used it with a bath.

    Not O2 clean (neither is fairy) but not had a fire yet...

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    after you've cleaned your crap in whatever, rinse it thoroughly then dunk it in just boiled water for long enough for it to get hot hot. it will dry itself with no water marks and no need to use an air hose
    I use simple green and white vinegar
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    Cheap clean; citric acid or white vinegar solution.
    Cheap degrease; washing up liquid solution

    Moderate price clean: Virosol
    Moderated degrease: Simple Green Crystal

    Expensive clean & degrease: Biox.

    Don't use Biox above 40 deg C or you may discolour parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickdive View Post
    Cheap clean; citric acid or white vinegar solution.
    Cheap degrease; washing up liquid solution

    Moderate price clean: Virosol
    Moderated degrease: Simple Green Crystal

    Expensive clean & degrease: Biox.

    Don't use Biox above 40 deg C or you may discolour parts.
    20.85 delivered: http://www.allendale-ultrasonics.co....lution-1l.html

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    Many thanks for the tips and advice . Interesting the tip on Citric acid , been using white vinegar for years in a plastic container !


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    I've stripped chrome off with citric acid :-( warm water makes a big difference. I'll second the dunking in just boiled water for faster drying (works for cylinders too)


 
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