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Guys my rads are very dirty is it safe to wash them? Will they be rusty?
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I would just blow them out with compressed air. Wet dust = mud\\

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well i dont have nothing like that.... i used some compressed air can but its not enough
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As long as they are painted I don't see why you couldn't wash them and let them air dry. Copper isn't going to rust, and the paint defiantly won't.
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Thanks for the tip
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You could also try an air compressor if you have one available; a blowgun gives you quite a bit more pressure than canned air. Just be careful not to bend fins.
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When cleaning my air cooler I usually use a (dry) paint brush to dislodge the stuck on stuff.
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Heatsinks are dishwasher safe *cough*
as for a fin'd rad.
I would not attempt and just do it the right way...I found a vacuum with the hose and bristled duster thinggy work quite well for stubborn dirt...also if you have one that you can reverse the air flow(to BLOW) just do that...its like using a Jet to air up a tire...lol
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by XxGrave View Post
As long as they are painted I don't see why you couldn't wash them and let them air dry. Copper isn't going to rust, and the paint defiantly won't.
Copper oxidizes just like any other metal. Look at the Statue of Liberty. It used to be the color of a new penny.

I went out an bought an air compressor at wallmart for $50 bucks. It's a pancake so it doesn't hold crap for volume but it lets you hit 120psi which is safe for something like a radiator.
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You some tweezers to get the bigger stuff out. I have a fluffy cat that keeps clogging up my fans and rad. I use hoover first then pull whats left out with tweezers.
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