10-15-2012, 10:16 PM
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I might pick one up for when I get a really cruddy razor in the mail, to make my life easier.

I recently threw a few razors in a case tumbler I have and while they came out nice, it took a little while and the tumbler media can get expensive.

if you guys do use an ultrasonic cleaner, what solution do you use to clean the razors?

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 10-15-2012, 10:31 PM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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I don't use one myself, but I've seen it work. It's magic!
I think Phil has one, maybe he will stop by and tell us about it.

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 10-15-2012, 10:35 PM
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I sometimes put mine in an ultrasonic cleaner; warm water and a touch of dish washing liquid is all it takes, along with a warm rinse and a bit of tooth brush action to get the loosened crud out of the nooks and crannies.

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 10-15-2012, 10:37 PM
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If I had one I would.

I use Planisol-M; just google it. It can be purchased by the pound and a pound will last a very long time. You don't need much water for the razor bath and a very little bit of P-M does the job. Maybe 1/4-1/2 a level teaspoon.

I use a hot water soak and just let the razor be for an hour or more. Basically, when I remember to get to it it's good. If there are no plastic parts I've been known to simmer the razor for a time. Most of the crud will just fall off either way, but to polish the metal I use a toothbrush to get into the nooks and crannies. I also use a small amount of Bartenders Friend in a very thin slurry of the P-M solution, and only briefly. Not at all with the BF on silver or gold plated razors though.

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 10-15-2012, 10:57 PM
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I use the dish washer.

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 10-15-2012, 11:01 PM
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  • Striky
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  • Reipå, Norway
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Interesting!

How much does a ultrasonic cleaner cost? What type of cleaner is sufficient for a razor?

But I also heard of a member here who used a ultra sonic cleaner which resultetd in a small amount of pitting on the doors of the razor. That was a gold plated razor. And I don't know what type of cleanr/solution was used.

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 10-15-2012, 11:22 PM
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Øystein; I got this one from OBH Nordica, cost me about 450NOK two years ago.

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 10-16-2012, 05:09 AM
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  • Samjax
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  • Clearwater, Florida
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I have one that I use on occasion. They are very effective at cleaning - particularly the hard to get to spots.

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 10-16-2012, 05:26 AM
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I use one with a dash of Fairy liquid. Works brilliantly. A worthy investment IMO.

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 10-16-2012, 05:29 AM
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  • savagejoerude
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You can get an ultrasonic cleaner from Harbor Freight for $30 something dollars..I've been eying one up from there... Sooner or later I'll get one.

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 10-16-2012, 05:32 AM
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Same as Dipesh, great value for money. A worthy investment.


Charles U.K

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 10-16-2012, 08:36 AM
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amazon has 1 for $28 that is rated at 4/5 stars.

http://www.amazon.com/Sonic-Wave-Profess...34-7334151

that's the one I'll likely buy.

like I said, my case tumbler does a good job, but it takes longer and I have to wash the razors after it's done since the tumbler media is red. also, the tumbler media can get expensive.

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 10-16-2012, 08:55 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Ultrasonic cleaners come in different sizes. The ones under $40 are generally underpowered and may not work as well. Also... Be careful with what you put in the cleaner. The vibration can jiggle things loose ( like gems in your wife's jewelry). I learned the hard way.

I just use a solution of water and vinegar with a dash of liquid joy.

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 10-16-2012, 01:56 PM
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Can those who use one post the name of the manufacturer and model. I'd like one but have no idea as to what to get.

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 10-16-2012, 02:01 PM
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(10-16-2012, 08:55 AM)bullgoose Wrote: Ultrasonic cleaners come in different sizes. The ones under $40 are generally underpowered and may not work as well. Also... Be careful with what you put in the cleaner. The vibration can jiggle things loose ( like gems in your wife's jewelry). I learned the hard way.

I just use a solution of water and vinegar with a dash of liquid joy.

which 1 do you use?

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 10-16-2012, 07:52 PM
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  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Mine is a 60w model (CD-4800). Here is a link to one that is very similar. My cleaner is nearly 4 years old so the model may have changed slightly.

   

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 10-16-2012, 08:05 PM
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How versatile is it? Ie, what else would I be able to use it for?

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 10-16-2012, 08:07 PM
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  • bullgoose
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You can use it to clean most anything. It is great for sun glasses or eye glasses, watch bands, and jewelry. You need to be careful if the jewelry has gems as the vibration can loosen them.

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 10-16-2012, 10:47 PM
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I might pick this one up from harbor freight since it's on sale for $75 and I got a 20% off coupon.

http://www.harborfreight.com/25-liter-ul...95563.html

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 10-17-2012, 06:26 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(10-16-2012, 10:47 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I might pick this one up from harbor freight since it's on sale for $75 and I got a 20% off coupon.

http://www.harborfreight.com/25-liter-ul...95563.html

That looks like a pretty good deal. I will be interested to hear how it works for you. The specs look very good.

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