New RCBS Ultrasonic Case Cleaner

RCBS (part of the ATK family) has unveiled a new ultrasonic case and weapon parts cleaner …

ANOKA, Minn. – September 19, 2013 – RCBS has unveiled the Ultrasonic Case Cleaner, the ultimate tool to save time and crank out rounds faster. Its 3.2-quart stainless steel tank holds a huge volume of brass cases, rapidly removing tarnish, carbon buildup and metal oxides. Handloaders can use the keypad and display to select one of five preset temperature settings, and to set the timer from 1 to 30 minutes to match their specific case-cleaning needs. These products are available now.

The Ultrasonic Case Cleaner is powered by a 60-watt transducer, 100-watt ceramic heater and 36kHz ultrasonic frequency. It also offers user-friendly features including a degas function, plastic tray, drain valve, drain tube and a sensor that indicates when to change out solution.

A Dynamic Duo
RCBS offers two new cleaning solutions to conquer various tasks when used with the Ultrasonic Case Cleaner.

Ultrasonic Case Cleaning Solution quickly removes tarnish and oxidation from cartridge cases. The specialized formulation cleans brass cases inside and out, including the primer pockets (spent primers must be removed), producing a bright, professional-grade finish.

Ultrasonic Weapons Cleaning Solution quickly removes grease, carbon buildup and fouling from firearm parts. The fast-acting synthetic detergent cleans all part surfaces, and its rust preventive helps stop corrosion.

Both cleaning solutions are made in the U.S.A, non-corrosive and non-combustible, making them safe and easy to use. The concentrated formulas make 10 gallons of solution, and the bottles feature a built-in measuring cup.

Part Number / Description / MSRP
87055 Ultrasonic Case Cleaner $179.95
87058 Ultrasonic Case Cleaning Solution $22.95
87059 Ultrasonic Weapons Cleaning Solution $26.95

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  • neoconfection

    I have a vibration tumbler and I use untreated corn cob media with a little Nu Finish in it, and it produces nice clean brass. However, the insides are a little grungy and the primer pockets have to be cleaned by hand. Can anybody who owns an ultrasonic cleaner say whether it gets everything? If so, I might consider investing in one.

    • Fritzthedog

      Nothing does a better job on the case interiors than tumbling in wet, stainless steel media. Ultrasonic cleaning is better than dry media cleaning but they are both crap compared to Stainless Steel.

      • neoconfection

        Can’t seem to find it in Canada. Will any stainless steel spheres work? What’s the wet component of it?

        • Fritzthedog

          Try The pins are added to about a quart of water, atbsp. Of Dawn dish washing soap and a drying agent called lemishine

    • Limonata

      I use Walnut media and use that to clean first. I let it run for 1 to 1.5hrs. They I run corn media with Nu Finish. I run for about 1hr. I find that the Walnut is more abrasive and cleans the inside better and the corn is just for polish. I tumble the brass in a media separator each time. I get good results with clean interiors. If I am cleaning pistol cases, I do not bother cleaning the primer pockets. For rifle, the walnut does a good job and If I have to, just run it longer.
      As far cleaning pockets, I use a dremel tool and a mini-wire brush available from dremel. I put the cases in a tray primer pocket up and zip through each case using the dremel. Takes me only a few minutes to clean all the primer pockets. it takes longer to put the cases in the trays than it does to clean the primer pockets.

    • dunsho

      i sometimes use UC for my 45, 223 cases, it beats dry media on clean and it’s dustless. but now you have to deal with wet cases. and if you don’t remove primer before hand, it takes alot longer to dry

  • Lance

    A bit too expensive for replacing a media tumbler for brass. but for ARs may be a awesome AR bolt carrier cleaner. Its so darn hard to clean the nooks and crannys out of a BCG.

    • Suburban

      Nothing that you couldn’t do with a $30 bolt and carrier cleaning tool. CAT M4, Otis BONE, or Magna-matic, take your pick.

  • steve

    I got an ultrasonic cleaner off amazon for ~$25…no drain valve but works pretty great for cleaning gun parts, watches, etc. Had it for the better part of a year, no complaints.

  • carrie

    I was very pleased to find this site. I definitely enjoyed reading every little
    bit of it.

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