Cleaning of injectors
When cleaning injectors, the best cleaning results are achieved when using a special ultrasonic fluid. We recommend Tickopur TR13. Small injectors are best cleaned indirectly using a beaker cover with glass beaker, as you would do to clean alloys. Using this method, you will use considerably less ultrasonic fluid. The ideal temperature for cleaning with Tickopur TR13 is between 65 and 70 degrees Celsius. You will need to use the base tank for larger injectors.
Please make sure that you do not attempt to clean any aluminium components with Tickopur TR13. This fluid is unsuitable for that purpose. It will result in the aluminium turning black.

Cleaning of alloy components – cleaning of brass spray components
We recommend that you use Tickopur RW77 ultrasonic fluid to clean alloy components. These components can be cleaned indirectly by using a beaker cover in which a glass beaker is placed. This prevents the entire base tank from having to be filled with the fluid needed to clean the components. Instead of filling 5% of the tank, you only need to fill 5% of the glass beaker. For best results, Tickopur RW77 should be used at a temperature between 65 and 70 degrees Celsius.

Please note!
Make sure that no Tickopur RW77 enters the base tank, if it is filled with Tickopur R33. When these fluids mix, it can result in the discolouration of alloy components. In order to prevent such discolouration, the entire contents of the base tank would have to be replaced.

Light metal components – cleaning of carburetors
We recommend that you use Tickopur RW77 ultrasonic fluid to clean light metal components. This ultrasonic fluid has a mix ration of 2% and an ideal working temperature of 50 to 55 degrees Celsius. The temperature must not exceed 60 degrees.
Tickopur R33 is the ideal ultrasonic fluid for the cleaning of carburetors, because they are made from aluminium alloy, a light metal.

In 15 minutes
You should allow a cleaning time of approximately 15 minutes for the cleaning of carburetors. However, this time - to a large extent - depends on the degree of fouling. If, after 15 minutes, the carburettor is still not clean, you can repeat the cleaning process for a few minutes longer. Once clean, the carburettor must be thoroughly rinsed under running water and dried very well to prevent oxidation. Drying can be done using compressed air.

If oxidation has developed as a result of previous treatments, it can easily be removed using Tickopur TR3. This fluid has a 5% mix ratio and can be used at a temperature of 50 degrees Celsius.

Cautions:

  • If the wrong ultrasonic fluid is used to clean carburetors, this can result in grey discolouration. This can also happen if a carburettor has been left in the fluid for too long.
  • If the carburettor is not properly dried, there is a risk of aluminium oxidation forming. This white deposit can be removed using Tickopur TR3.

Choose the right ultrasonic cleaner:

  • When purchasing an ultrasonic cleaner for the cleaning of carburetors, make sure that it is deep enough. The absolute minimum depth is 15 cm. A depth of 20 cm is ideal, especially if you would like to avoid damage to the housing or prevent lines from forming.
  • You’ll achieve the best results if you choose an ultrasonic cleaner with heating capacity. This will enable you to always clean at optimum temperatures.
  • An ultrasonic cleaner with a capacity of 35 kHz is very effective. If you purchase an ultrasonic cleaner for frequent use, we recommend that you choose a model with a constant activation setting.
  • Remember that people who work in auto-mobile workshops often wear gloves. An ultrasonic device with a dial is easier to use in such a situation than one with buttons. A timer is also very convenient. It will ensure that you save time, because your ultrasonic device will automatically be at the right temperature when the working day starts.

Ultrasonic cleaning follow-up treatment
In order to achieve the ideal results, it is important to apply the correct follow-up treatment to cleaned items. This follow-up treatment consists of two steps:

  • Cleaned items must first be thoroughly rinsed under running water in such a way that all traces of ultrasonic fluid are removed.
  • Then, the items must be thoroughly dried. It is preferable that this be done forcefully using compressed air, for example. If items are not dried properly, they may be affected by oxidation. This oxidation can be removed using Tickopur TR3 ultrasonic fluid. However, by thoroughly drying your items, you can avoid having to apply this extra treatment.

Ultrasonic cleaners most commonly used in auto-mobile workshops
The ultrasonic cleaners most often chosen by auto-mobile workshops are:

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