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Ionic cleaners [was: Ultrasonic]


#1

Okay… time to delurk, buddy!!!

The creator and manufacturer of the Speed-Brite ionic cleaner
(or at least his daughter) is on this list! I know who you
are… I know you’re hesitant to “toot your own horn”… and
you’re probably busy with post-holiday activities! With all the
recent discussion and questions, you should at least describe
for folks what it is and how it works!

BTW, there is also a version of the Speed-Brite ionic cleaner
that attaches to the ultrasonic, giving you the best of both
worlds. I find that a couple cycles of ionic cleaning during
the ultrasonic cycle give excellent results! They have a Web
site… but I’m not gonna give up the URL unless our shy Orchid
member comes clean! :slight_smile:

I guess I missed my calling as a writer for the Inquirer, huh?!?

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com
http://www.sebaste.com


#2

Dave.

Regarding the Speedbrite ionic cleaner: What kind of solution do
you use with it? The (expensive) bottled solutions available from
the same vendors who sell the product, or a good home made
alternative?


#3

Ah, good question. I’ve only seen the bottled solution which
was included with the tiny ionic cleaner that I returned shortly
after purchase . . . still looking . …


#4

Dave said,

Regarding the Speedbrite ionic cleaner: What kind of solution
do you use with it? The (expensive) bottled solutions available
from the same vendors who sell the product, or a good home made
alternative? 

I use the stuff Speedbrite sells. It’s a conentrate that you mix
with water. A bottle lasts a long time.

Dave Arens


#5

Hi Dave,

The Speedbrite ionic cleaner came with a gallon of Gem Sparkle
™ concentrate. Great stuff… I don’t foresee running out
anytime this decade. If I was running just the ultrasonic I’d
probably use a home brew, but considering the “safe for all
stones” nature of the ionic cleaning solution, I’ll probably get
more of the concentrate when I run out.

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com
http://www.sebaste.com


#6

Jim, thansk for the info on the ionic cleaners. What’s the
problem with cleaning chains? I would think it would be perfect
for taking tarnish off chains that have pearls or other gem beads
interspersed; but in fact, the chain got black in places, and
then I was stuck, without much recourse, considering the pearls.
What to do, what to do??

Ruth


#7

The chain got black in places, and then I was stuck, without
much recourse, considering the pearls. What to do, what to do??

Ruth, have you considered hand polishing the chain? I
frequently hand polish chains after repair. I use a folded
polishing cloth The white ones and gently pull the chain through
it with light presser on the chain.

Wayne