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Canned air or rinse it in cool water and let it air dry.
 
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you could burn the dust off
just an idea
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Originally Posted by bigfatwilly View Post
Yep, i HAVE TRIED THAT. Never worked, the dust just stuck to the fins and when it dried it's still there. Also it's kind of misleading, the water makes it look clean and when it dries the dust is back

Wastes quite some water aswell, ended up walking to the local park and using the public tap it had
Was the previous owner was a smoker? You can hit it with a lite degreaser like simplegreen too, let it soak then rinse, in the future. The fins are so thin that you can't use a brush of any sort unfortunately.
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Oh btw what the people proposed before was CANNED AIR which is compressed air in a can in spray format you can buy in the markets. Thank god you don't need an air compressor. They cost quite a lot.
That's why I asked if you already had access to one-- canned air is expensive if you use a lot of it, it's not that much pressure to begin with and it goes down rapidly as you use it due to temperature drop. An air compressor has none of these problems.
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Also, a brush can't do everything, I'm also talking about the dust in the middle. With my past experiences a brush can only nick off the crud on the fins on the exterior.
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How bad is this thing? With each post it seems like it's getting worse and worse?
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you could burn the dust off
just an idea
Like I would be doing that
That's an idea though. The fins would get a burnt colour though wouldn't it?

ALSO here's a picture of it provided by the seller:



It's pretty dusty. Sorry about not being able to post a picture of it up myself.
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Hot water and vinegar mix. Soft bristle brush and some tlc. Should look great when you get done.
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Like I would be doing that
That's an idea though. The fins would get a burnt colour though wouldn't it?
Don't try that, you'll melt the brazing lol.
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