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Originally Posted by nunzio View Post

When a dust buildup is significant and gummy, which of the following chemicals can or should I use?

Formula 409 on Q-Tips
99% Isopropyl Alcohol on Q-Tips
99% Isopropyl Alcohol in a compressed can
(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T8PL1Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

One problem with Q-Tips is that the tip is much wider than the space between heat sink fins. But, the tightness actually helps to grind off gummy dust.
Kitchen sink of hot soapy water and slosh the cooler around it in, let it set for a few minutes and slosh around again. do this for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with clear water and shake / blow out as much water as possible. Set in a warm place or use a hair dryer to flow it completely dry. When cooler has been in a smoky environment I sometimes use dishwasher detergent because it cleans the film off better than hand washing dish soap. wink.gif
post #12 of 12
Thanks so much, doyll, for taking the time to share with me the kitchen sink method. I really like it and would like to put it in use ASAP!! thumb.gif
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