Ultrasonic transducers mounted to the tank bottom produce high frequency sound waves which cause rapidly alternating high & low pressure conditions in the cleaning solution. Millions of microscopic bubbles form and then implode (a process called cavitation) resulting in an intense scrubbing action that removes fouling even in the smallest indentations, grooves and impossible to reach by hand areas.
Using water based detergents with rust inhibitor and heat, unburned powder, carbon, lint, oil & dirt will be quickly removed from the field stripped gun parts usually within 4-6 minutes of immersion with minimal hand labor. Heated ultrasonic cleaning, followed by rinsing and ultrasonic lubrication with supplied lube pan and special oil, insures that the parts are moisture free and protected. After excess lubricant is removed from the parts with compressed air, they can be lubricated in accordance with manufacturers instructions or your S.O.P.
The parts are then restored to factory new level of cleanliness which could not be achieved by the usual hand cleaning methods. The process does not affect night sights, rubber grips, and plastic frames or leave the parts dried out and unprotected.
January 2016 – Handgun Cleaning – $35