Home to remove monumental grime?

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Wed Feb 12 07:32:01 2003

At 10:14 PM 2/11/03 -0500, you wrote:
>Is it small enough to fit in an ultrasonic cleaner?

   I'd be REAL carefull of ultrasonic cleaners. I once let a friend of mine in the USAF take one of my old model airplane ignition engines (a McCoy 48) and try to clean it in an ultrasonic cleaner. The dammed thing vibrated the engine completely apart losing the screws and some other small parts down the drain. It also removed the anodizing from the aluminium castings! A lot of ICs don't have real good seals around their lids and legs and I think there's a excellant chance that an ultrasonic cleaner would drive solvent into the IC. Also you'd probaby lose an silkscreen lettering and a GOOD ultrasonic cleaner may even loosen the copper foil fom the board.

Received on Wed Feb 12 2003 - 07:32:01 GMT

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