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#5505218 - 12/28/14 08:26 PM Using sonic cleaners
Mook Offline
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Registered: 10/15/11
Posts: 1372
Loc: Tyler, TX
Who uses them what do you think?

Edited by Mook (12/28/14 08:44 PM)

#5506203 - 12/29/14 11:11 AM Re: Using sonic cleaners [Re: Mook]
Strongbad Offline
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Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 447
I use one rom Harbor Freight. Looks identical to the smaller model from Hornady (and several other mfg). Waited for a sale and used a coupon, got it for something like $60 including a 2 year replacement warranty. Works great. No issues. Just ran a couple of batches of 6xc through it last night. Only thing it won't completely clean usually is the primer pockets. The crud is just too stuck there.

#5506876 - 12/29/14 05:00 PM Re: Using sonic cleaners [Re: Mook]
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Registered: 10/25/08
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Loc: Marble Falls, TX
Have the Hornady 2L model. Works great on gun parts. Wife cleans jewelry in it. X2 on Strongbad comments but I really like mine

#5509124 - 12/30/14 05:10 PM Re: Using sonic cleaners [Re: Mook]
Trouble_Shooter Offline
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Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 31
Loc: West Texas
For my own a run through the H2L is fine after range day. But if I'm able to get a lot of RPU (range pick up's) I'll run them through the old vibratory tumbler with mineral spirits to clean all the old crud and gunk off them first.

#5512464 - 01/01/15 08:13 AM Re: Using sonic cleaners [Re: Mook]
Undercoverdog Offline

Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 241
Loc: Texas
I take the basket out of mine and use purple power for the solvent,full strength.Works great. it gets the primer pockets clean too.
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#5513763 - 01/01/15 06:02 PM Re: Using sonic cleaners [Re: Mook]
Blanco Offline

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 957
Loc: Ft.Worth
I have the HF model also I think I paid about $60 out the door with a sale & coupon.
I make my own brass cleaning solution from Lemmi-Shine and Dawn Ultra Platinum.
You must be careful not to use cleaners that contain ammonia, which is quite a few.
I make a gallon at a time 1 Teaspoon Lemmi-Shine powder and about 3-4 DROPS of Dawn Ultra Platinum.
Shake it good.
I usually don't let it run in the sonic cleaner for more than about 2 min.
Any more and it will start to strip the Zinc from the brass and it will turn a rose color.

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