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Old 10-19-2018, 08:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hope all is well! Need help with this. I picked a temperature controlled (heating) ultra sonic cleaner for few weeks back. I havenít gotten the time to use it yet till now. Can anyone suggest which cleaning solution to use that cleans but does not damage the parts. Also can the same solution be used to free up a bonded crystal ?

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L & R solutions. #3 and #111


To remove bonded crystals (epoxy or some other glue) i use a heat gun. Heat the case up and it softens the glue. Or you could try Attack, it’s a glue solvent.
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For all internal movement ferrous and brass parts, I use White Spirit (low odour) and a splash of lighter fluid mixture. For 316 stainless steel, water and sea clean.
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L & R solutions. #3 and #111


To remove bonded crystals (epoxy or some other glue) i use a heat gun. Heat the case up and it softens the glue. Or you could try Attack, itís a glue solvent.


Thanks! How long do I have to blast it with heat gun? I donít have a heat gun. Perhaps, pick one up thatís inexpensive. I tried oven and that thing didnít move. I mean I had that at 475į !! Crystal is caked on and watch has not seen any TLC (maintenance) since the 70s. It is a runner.

L & R can be purchased through Amazon or any hardware store would have it?


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For all internal movement ferrous and brass parts, I use White Spirit (low odour) and a splash of lighter fluid mixture. For 316 stainless steel, water and sea clean.

Thank you for your help. Iíll check out White Spirit. Iím thinking that is not Vodka.
Lighter fluid? That doesnít damage any parts? Water and sea clean? (Is sea clean a type of solution?)


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Heat gun would be about 30-45 secs. Caution it will be very hot. Got ours from home depot.


L&R i doubt you will find in hardware stores, and thats mainly marketed for watch cleaning. Any major watch material supplier should carry it though. Amazon has it too, for $62 (free ship). Typically they sell for $45-55 from watch suppliers, but factor in shipping rates (7-8lbs per gallon), and amazin ain’t t bad.
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For all internal movement ferrous and brass parts, I use White Spirit (low odour) and a splash of lighter fluid mixture. For 316 stainless steel, water and sea clean.
Can those be used in an ultrasonic machine?
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Can those be used in an ultrasonic machine?
I place the watch parts in a clean glass jar with the WS/LF mixture then place it into the US machine bowl which is then topped up with water.

I can get 2 glass jars in the bowl, one containing the larger movement parts (less delicate) the other the more delicate bits like gears and things.

Sea Clean is a JPL product. http://www.jamesproducts.co.uk/jpe-seaclean.aspx

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Does it make a difference between non-ammoniated vs ammoniated ?? Thinking Amazoníing it! Thanks everyone.





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Does it make a difference between non-ammoniated vs ammoniated ?? Thinking Amazon’ing it! Thanks everyone.





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Supposedly ammoniated cleans better, but it smells.
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Ammonia will tarnish brass and silver, and, especially if using brass baskets will turn your cleaner a nice shade of green aswell. At least that's what I have found.
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