Anyone know what happened... I rarely use STAYBRIGHT soft
solder and flux, but had occasion to do so on a service pin with
enamel. I put the piece in my ultasonic to clean off the oxides
and went back after a short time and now the bottom of my
ultrasonic is rusted in several spots! What happened, what do I do?
Bob Staley B.Staley, Goldsmiths Precision Laser Welding
Hi Bob, It isn’t likely to be rust you are seeing because the tanks
are made of stainless steel. And only very poor quality stainless will
rust. The grade of stainless used in sonics shouldn’t rust. What you
are seeing is probably some staining. We see all kinds of stains on
the tanks when we repair them. Your unit should still work and you
shouldn’t have any problems.
Be sure you don’t allow the items you clean to rest on the bottom of
the tank. This will cuase holes in the tank. I would imagine you could
clean the stains off the tank and if not they won’t hurt anything. If
you have any other questions please feel free to call me toll free at
877-262-2185 or contact me via email.