The holiday season is officially upon us. From Halloween right through the New Year, the home will be decorated with items that see sunlight only once a year. For many, that means digging out old decorations and miniatures to decorate the home. Point being, with all of these items in storage, some of your favorites, such as the miniatures in the train set, could need a good cleaning and repainting. For active hobbyists, an ultrasonic cleaner could be a lifesaver.
Cleaning for Hobbyists
One of my favorite hobbies as a child was models. This ran the gauntlet from model cars and airplanes to massive train sets and racetracks during the holiday season. It was a bit of a tradition for us to hand-paint many of the figurines, trains, and cars. As you have probably seen in your holiday decorations, the problem was that over time, paint chipped, and dirt got into some pretty hard-to-reach areas. This could be where an ultrasonic cleaner could be used to both strip down miniatures and clean them.
In past years, you probably dig out the miniatures, load up a big tub of hot, soapy water, then let them soak. Now, I do not know about you, but that method rarely got the miniatures completely clean, especially items like the open buildings we used on train tracks and the miniature cars that were loaded with details inside.
Ultrasonic cleaners use sound waves to create imploding bubbles, which means every crevice of every piece is cleaned thoroughly. No more wasting hours of your time with Q-tips and toothpicks trying to dig the dirt of the most hard-to-reach spots. These machines can also be used to strip your miniatures for repainting and detailing, The key here is making sure you are using the right solution for each application, which is something our team of experts can help you with.
Now, an ultrasonic cleaner is a significant investment, so you want to ensure it will have far more use than just a few weeks out of the year when you need to clean up your holiday decorations. If miniatures are a year-round hobby for you, purchasing a unit is an easy decision, but for the average household, it is a bit tougher to justify… but that is not necessarily the case.
There are plenty of other items that can be cleaned around the home using an ultrasonic cleaner. For instance, your BBQ parts and tools. If you work on your car at home, you know how grimy your tools get every time you get under the hood. Rather than hand-cleaning the tools after each use, an ultrasonic cleaner can have them looking like new in no time at all.
As mentioned above, the key here is to ensure you have the proper model and cleaning agents for each specific use. In all likelihood, you will be using one of our smaller tabletop units, but we highly recommend you speak to one of our experts and go over the specific application to ensure you have the right machine and agents needed for your home use. Give us a call at 888-989-5560, and a member of our team can walk you through the various models and cleaning agents we recommend. Or, if you would like to learn a little more about our tabletop units before talking to our team, please click here.