The ultrasonic works best for removing polishing compounds, but…I
don’t have one at the moment, so I am doing the work by hand.
What I have found as an effective polish remover is Simple Green. We
used Simple Green in our ultrasonic at Metalwerx and it removed
everything, safely from polish, dirt and even buzzed our Smith
acet/air torch tips.
I use a soft toothbrush and 3 parts hot water to 1 part Simple
As a test run, add full strength Simple Green to your dishwasher
instead of soap. The only harm is the chemicals in the water, but
hey, nothing lost in a simple experiment. Dishwashers have been used
to wash socks and even cook a well wrapped salmon. No kidding.
Since an ultra-sonic is the way to go, I wangled for a used one from
Otto Frei years ago. If you are doing production, the only cost you
can reduce is your labor and an ultrasonic is a good investment for
your business. Some things you can skimp on, but when you really need
the tool to keep doing your production, work with any of the tool
companies that work with Ganoksin. I’m sure they will be glad to work
The other solution is to possibly buddy up with a jewelry store who
Keep us posted on your dishwashing experiment. It might just work
fine and we would all benefit from your discovery.