With a seemingly constant supply of grubby bits that need cleaning for various projects, I sucked it up last week and ordered myself an ultrasonic cleaner. It’s faster, cheaper and less of a hassle than using buckets of Chem-Dip and cans of brake cleaner. I have to say, this is one of my new favorite things. Just look what it did to this 42 year old piston that was seized in an old moped motor.

Before:

After:

The piston is still trashed, no fixing that, but it has cleaned the ever loving shit out of everything I have put in it, and it just uses water, a bit of dish soap and a splash of Simple Green.

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If anyone is considering picking one up, this is the one I grabbed:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HGNM5WE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Timer from 1 to 30 minutes and a built in heater up to 175F. It freaking rocks!