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Thread: Did I mess up my slide by soaking it in an Ultrasonic cleaner?

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    Did I mess up my slide by soaking it in an Ultrasonic cleaner?

    Greetings;
    I'm using a water based 1:20 solution of Ultrasonic cleaner. How wrong was that decision? Will it corrode/rust the firing pin assy?

    I'm going to the Gunsmithing Sticky Threads now?!? Thank you for any advice.

    Wally
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    No, it should be fine. If the solution was hot, the moisture will evaporate quickly. Or use an air hose and blow it off. Oil it up and go shooting. I have cleaned mine in ultrasonic cleaners with no ill effects. Make sure to detail strip everything.

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    I clean all of my handguns in an ultrasonic cleaner with heat, rinse in hot water, blow dry with air (compressor in basement) and never had rust problems. I lubricate during and after assembly.

    I also have a climate controlled house.
    MFWIC
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    You only use plain tap water on the ultrasonic cleaners?

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    I use the Lyman Turbo Sonic Steel and Gun parts Cleaner in my US cleaner.
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    I don't see any problem using non-tap water on steel.

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