Sonic Cleaner

How do I know if my Sonic Cleaner is working properly?

Place a piece of aluminum measuring approximately 4” x 4” in the cleaning solution, and turn the machine on for a 480-second cycle. If the Sonic Cleaner is working properly, the center of the foil should be wrinkled, and will possibly include small pinholes.

Why is there residue left in some of the cases after cleaning?

Hornady® Sonic Cleaners remove most of the carbon, but may leave behind loosened traces of carbon in the case. Simply remove the carbon with a quick wipe of a cotton swab.

When using a Sonic Cleaner, why do some cases come clean faster than others?

The Sonic Cleaner’s tub includes a centrally located transducer. Move the cases around between cycles to ensure more uniform cleaning.

Do Hornady® Sonic Cleaners need to cool completely between cycles?

Allowing your Sonic Cleaner to cool down a couple minutes between cycles will help extend the life of the machine. It can be operated, however, up to 24-minutes (3 cycles) before it’s required to cool completely.

Do you offer Sonic Cleaners in 220-volt?

We currently have four models available in 220-volt:

Can I use other cleaning solutions in the Sonic Cleaner?

Hornady only recommends using Hornady® One Shot® Cleaning Solutions.

  • Case Cleaning Solution Item No. 043355
  • Gun Cleaning Solution Item No. 043360


How long will a quart container of One Shot® cleaning solution last?

One Shot® cleaning solution is a concentrate that is diluted 40-to-1 with water. This ratio provides approximately 64 tank refills per bottle for the 1.2L model.

Is Hornady® One Shot® Sonic Clean™ Gun Parts Formula Pine Sol®?

No, Hornady® One Shot® Sonic Clean™ Gun Parts Formula is not Pine sol®, please refer to our Safety Data Sheet and compare it to the ingredient list for Pine Sol®. Although the Safety data sheet only lists ingredients that are deemed to be potentially hazardous per OSHA regulations, you will see that the two products are very different. The Hornady® One Shot® Sonic Clean™ Gun Parts Formula contains unique surfactants, emulsifiers, and corrosion inhibitors. The formula was developed in cooperation with a laboratory we've worked with for many years and several versions were created before we arrived at the final formulation. While Pine Sol® and Hornady® One Shot® Sonic Clean™ Gun Parts Formula utilize pine derivatives for their natural fragrance and anti-bacterial properties and both products contain water as a base solvent, the similarities end there.

How do I properly dispose of my Sonic Clean™ solution?

  • As supplied, this product is completedly biodegradable and not hazardous waste as defined by the EPA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • As with many other household cleaning products, it's possible that contamination by certain chemicals might cause the solution to be considered "hazardous" for disposal purposes. Since Hornady Manufacturing Company has no control over how this product is used, we cannot attempt to make determinations regarding proper disposal. If the consumer feels that the product may be hazardous, it is best to dispose of it at a local Household Hazardous Waste collection site.