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Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby Budddhacide » 28 Dec 2016 18:04

Anyone use one of these?

www.cleanervinyl.com

Interesting idea if it works well.
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby theclosetguy » 29 Dec 2016 01:33

Wow!
$500.. for a mickey mouse gadget. For that amount of money you can buy a real RCM.
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby paki976 » 29 Dec 2016 19:05

I'm sure I've seen something similar sold by a polish guy on the bay... He used a motor of a barbecue and the same ultrasonic cleaner.
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby Budddhacide » 29 Dec 2016 22:29

Are you guys saying it doesn't work? Because $300ish for a working Ultrasonic Cleaner is a really good deal.
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby koctail » 03 Jan 2017 05:46

Looks like it basically uses a $150 ultrasonic cleaner with their own attachment to spin the record. I am tempted to just buy the cleaner without their attachments ! I wonder why you would need it..
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby readargos » 04 Jan 2017 17:30

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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby Kyluckyman » 05 Jan 2017 22:37

I am interested in the tank and perhaps a later date the assembly to rotate the records. Until then I will work on finding the right combinations of surfactants to use with my Okki Nokki.
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby readargos » 06 Jan 2017 04:26

This system has interested me, as well. Seems a lot of users, including VPI's Harry Weisfeld, like to follow ultrasonic with a vaccum.
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby Budddhacide » 07 Jan 2017 00:12

readargos wrote:http://www.analogplanet.com/content/cleanervinylcoms-reasonaly-priced-multi-lp-cavitation-based-recod-cleaning-system


Thanks for that. The video makes it look pretty cumbersome, especially for the single record attachment. Curious if koctail is right and you could just use the cleaner without the contraption somehow.
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby koctail » 11 Jan 2017 21:07

I've ordered the cleaner from Amazon for $140. We'll see if I can just use it without any spin attachments. I am not sure why the attachments are so pricey ( $189). I would think they could be made at home ( with access to a 3d printer ) for much less.

Does anyone have a link to the polish guy selling them?
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby Shadowman82 » 12 Jan 2017 00:56

Well I reckon if you wanted to do ultra sonic cleaning of your records this should work . I'm happy with my VPI though .
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby koctail » 15 Jan 2017 20:27

Mine arrived and I've cleaned around a dozen records with it. I am using it without any electric spinner. Every five minutes I rotate the record 120 degrees. It does visibly damage the label, plus it is annoying to keep rotating it. So I do want to invest in some automated rotation system.

As for the cleaning, I am not sure how great it is compared to sink method. I am using tap water with some dish detergent. Then I rinse off with distilled water from a spray bottle. Perhaps using tap water is a big no-no?

I think the records sound a little better, but pops and ticks are still there. I am guessing most poorly kept records sound bad because of scratches and damage from needles. Dirt is only a fraction of the problem.. Anyways, I am new to record cleaning. Even though I have been collecting for 20 years , I always stick to NM quality used vinyl..

Besides vinyl I used it to clean my eye glasses. It did a great job with that. I've tried it with some tarnished silver bowls, but it did not do anything for those. Perhaps that needs some special cleaning solution..
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby Kyluckyman » 15 Jan 2017 21:02

Perhaps you could try one of these from a Knosti to help protect your labels? I suggest getting a gasket on these. http://www.ebay.com/itm/KNOSTI-disco-an ... SwB09YDiCx
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby koctail » 26 Jan 2017 18:17

I have just ordered these parts from ebay for around $25. When they come I will nail it to a simple wooden frame.

0.6 rpm 12V motor:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/322392321003?afsrc=1&rmvSB=true

6mm X 12" threaded rod:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/191666352841

Rubber tubing to connect the rod and motor:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/231787108425?afsrc=1&rmvSB=true

DC power female connector cable
http://www.ebay.com/itm/322202278704?afsrc=1&rmvSB=true

Hopefully everything fits up nicely. Ill start with wing nuts to secure the records. I will use a generic 12V power supply.

If there is any interest I could sell this as a partially completed kit for ~$50.
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Re: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Postby gazatthebop » 28 Jan 2017 11:47

How about using your own trough and place an ultrasonic toothbrush in the water, does that work?
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