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Brass Musical Instrument Cleaning

Cleaning prior to lacquering

  1. Ultrasonic clean 130° F, 2 to 3 minutes, 38 to 40 kHz sweep, 300 Hz sweep rate
    Chemistry, Brulin 815GD, 12 ounces per gallon of water
  2. Spray rinse with de-ionized* water to remove gross detergent
  3. Immersion rinse in flowing warm de-ionized* water (30 seconds)
  4. Spray rinse with de-ionized* water (final rinse)
  5. Blow dry with clean compressed air or dry nitrogen

Cleaning to remove calcium buildup (replaces "chem-clean")

  1. Ultrasonic clean <110° F, 2 to 3 minutes, 38 to 40 kHz sweep, 300 Hz sweep rate
    Chemistry, Ultra-power 132, 1 to 1½ ounces per gallon of water
  2. Spray rinse with de-ionized* water to remove gross detergent
  3. Immersion rinse in flowing warm de-ionized* water (30 seconds)
  4. Spray rinse with de-ionized* water (final rinse)
  5. Blow dry with clean compressed air or dry nitrogen
    (minimum process use only steps 1 and 2)

*De-ionized water is best for spot free results. Clean tap water can be substituted if you have good quality water.

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