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#1

fwdoz
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15 February 2021 02:06 pm

Wondering who uses an Ultrasonic Cleaner for their nugs?

What brand do you use/recommend that gives good results?


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Jaros
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15 February 2021 02:11 pm

I use it on our rings and jewellery and it comes up fine after 15 mins. smile


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fwdoz
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15 February 2021 02:18 pm

Ever used it on small nugs Jaros?


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15 February 2021 02:55 pm

Here's a previous thread, there's plenty more to read just use the search icon.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=28392

Aldi have them as a special from time to time and Jaycar too.

I've never used one.

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15 February 2021 03:55 pm

I have one from Jaycar, It pulls the dirt out of pores gold, that's about it, if the gold is clean it wont make it any more shiny.
When first turned on you can see the dirt explode out of the nugget, good to watch.

Last edited by Prooz (15 February 2021 03:57 pm)


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15 February 2021 06:02 pm

I and a few friends use the Jaycar.


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fwdoz
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15 February 2021 06:56 pm

Thanks for the responses. Looks like I have one lined up for after lockdown.


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15 February 2021 06:59 pm

I’m also interested in this thread, never used ultra sonic cleaners before, might give one a go!

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15 February 2021 07:57 pm

They’re great for prickly nuggets... gets all nooks and crannies clean as. gold-nugget
not so good for crusty, oxidised coins.


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15 February 2021 08:13 pm

We have two, an aldi and a jacar. Both work fine and i couldn't seperate them performance wise. Don't expect miracles. They clean the dirt and crap out great but won't move ironstone or quarts.
Jim big_smile gold-nugget thumbsup


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15 February 2021 09:47 pm

I have a commercial one used often used in Dental sugary's. Great on a Dirty ring and or a Dirty nugget, but never going to remove stains and or baked on material.

Good cleaning solutions and great for cleaning dust / dirt and Oils but that is about all.

And do not put 2 or more items in together; they just rub each other.


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16 February 2021 09:52 am

I use a retired one from work (a dental ultrasonic bath and plain water with a tiny amount of detergent). Works brilliantly to remove debris from nooks and crannies. Takes about 15mins.

Leaves it looking 'natural' rather than having that over-cleaned look which I don't like.

Last edited by Sanguine (16 February 2021 09:55 am)


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16 February 2021 10:17 am

I've got an Aldi one, and find it most useful to clean the wife and girl's jewelry. Warm water with a bit of ammonia does the trick. The back of diamond and sapphire rings can pick up a lot of grease and dirt and remarkably affect the brilliance of the gem, so it is worthwhule

It will remove dirt from a coin, but not do much about humic and fulvic acid and other soil stains.


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16 February 2021 10:56 am

Enzymatic detergents can be used in the ultrasonic bath to remove organic stains and compounds and work very well.


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16 February 2021 11:12 am

DrDuck wrote:

I've got an Aldi one, and find it most useful to clean the wife and girl's jewelry. Warm water with a bit of ammonia does the trick. The back of diamond and sapphire rings can pick up a lot of grease and dirt and remarkably affect the brilliance of the gem, so it is worthwhule

It will remove dirt from a coin, but not do much about humic and fulvic acid and other soil stains.

I just add a cuppla drops of "Morning Fresh" detergent in and sit back and watch the ripples. gemstone


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16 February 2021 11:33 am

Ended up ordering a larger one on eBay: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2L-Digital- … 3345403849
That way I can use it for a whole bunch of things around the house. Also caters for my yet-to-come retirement nugget lol


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16 February 2021 11:38 am

A-team wrote:

That way I can use it for a whole bunch of things around the house. Also caters for my yet-to-come retirement nugget lol

You may only be inches away from finding it


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