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Ultrasonic Cleaning Car Parts

Automotive ultrasonic cleaners and solutions for manufacturers, auto shops, and hobbyists.

Are you an industrial automotive manufacturing executive, a repair shop mechanic, or a serious hobbyist? Do you need to clean contaminated or greasy parts? Then the ultrasonic cleaning process is an excellent option for you.

Ultrasonic cleaning is a process that uses tanks, transducers, and cleaning solutions to remove contaminants from objects. Transducers create high frequency pressure waves that produce microscopic cavitation bubbles within a cleaning solution.

The bubbles can travel through blind holes, around corners and crevices, inside tubes, and even small, complex parts. When these bubbles implode on the surface of a submerged part, they produce a powerful scrubbing action that is nonetheless gentle on surfaces such as metals, ceramics, and plastics. 

The entire process lets you effectively clean all sorts of contaminants and debris on all types of automotive parts, including carbon deposits, grease, sludge, oils, paint, and rust.
Ultrasonic cleaning systems are fast and effective, with numerous benefits over traditional cleaning methods.

That’s why industry-leading manufacturers and auto shops use Crest Ultrasonics precision cleaning equipment and highly effective Chem-Crest® solutions.

Benefits of ultrasonic cleaning for car parts

Ultrasonics can remove all sorts of tough substances from a wide range of automotive parts, yet it is safe on most surfaces, including aluminum and wiring. An extensive list of standard and custom solutions for specific applications means that the right chemistry is at hand to attack any cleaning challenges you might face. And you won’t need harsh chemicals.

Because the cleaning action is so effective, your cleaned parts will perform at their peak and last longer. And because the work happens automatically in a tank, your need for manual cleaning and maintenance will plummet, meaning your productivity can skyrocket—which means cost effectiveness. and an outstanding return on your investment.

Speaking of tanks, we offer small desktop units to large industrial equipment, including custom designs for any extremely large or very small parts.

Some car parts that Crest can clean

  • Alternators
  • Starters
  • Bearings
  • Gear sets
  • Brake parts
  • Carburetors
  • Clutches
  • Pressure plates
  • Cylinder heads
  • Differentials
  • Drivetrains
  • Filters
  • Fuel injectors
  • Fuel lines
  • Gearboxes
  • Metering valves
  • Oil hoses
  • Coolant hoses
  • Piston seals
  • Radiator parts
  • Spark plugs
  • Throttle bodies
  • Transmissions
  • Valve parts

Use correct cleaning solutions and wash times

Our Chem-Crest ultrasonic cleaning solutions are crucial in effectively cleaning your car parts. 

Different automotive cleaning scenarios require different chemical solutions, so it’s essential to know the chemistry of what you’re adding before use. 

A general-purpose degreaser or soap-based detergent is often enough for lighter jobs. An alkaline solvent may be necessary to penetrate more stubborn deposits.

Time spent soaking is also important. Some jobs require five minutes, while others need half an hour.

If you have any questions about Crest Ultrasonics equipment, Chem-Crest cleaning fluids, or auto parts cleaning processes, our experts at Crest Ultrasonics are available to help you.

Crest equipment typically used

All-purpose Parts Cleaner

Engineered with high-intensity ultrasonic power that goes beyond industry standards, our parts washers’ pull-through bag filtration and specially designed pump recirculation eliminate the loss of ultrasonic activity and cavitation while processing.

Industrial Tanks & Generators

Our tanks offer the ideal ultrasonic bath environment for precision cleaning, with plug-and-play transducerized applications. Our industrial-strength generators (sold separately) provide all the power you will need.

Modified Alcohol Ultrasonic Vapor Degreaser

The new Crest Ultrasonics MA (modified alcohol) Ultrasonic Vapor Degreaser is a new state-of-the-art ultrasonic cleaner that uses modified alcohol. This revolutionary system offers superior cleaning for components with polar (water-soluble) and non-polar (oil-soluble) contaminants.

Chem-Crest® chemistries typically used

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Ordering available for gallon, case, pail, 55-gallon drum, and tote sizes. Items generally shipped within 24 hours.

Chem-Crest® 235

A multipurpose, mild, phosphate- and caustic-free alkaline liquid cleaner. It is useful in many applications demanding removal of various contaminants such as oils, greases, particulate matter, and carbon residues. this detergent was specially developed for the cleaning of off-engine, firearms, and bicycle parts, though it finds many other uses throughout industrial, mechanical, and maintenance cleaning operations. Chem-Crest 235 is freely water soluble. See detailed specifications >>

Chem-Crest® 2003

A heavy duty liquid detergent concentrate with a broad spectrum of uses on hard-to-clean contaminants. It is useful in many applications demanding removal of various tough contaminants from the automotive industry to general maintenance cleaning to heat exchangers, as well as others. Chem-Crest 2003 is mildly inhibited to help prevent flash rusting, and is free-rinsing. See detailed specifications >>

Chem-Crest® SolvaClean

A unique, high-performing, non-flammable, azeotropic fluorinated solvent blend developed specifically as a safe, powerful, and environmentally favorable product for the critical cleaning of precision components and as a high purity carrier solvent. See detailed specifications >>


Case study

Below are images from various automotive cases using Crest Ultrasonics equipment and Chem-Crest® solutions. All cleaning can commonly be achieved within 10-20 minutes, depending upon the item’s size, shape, and condition.

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