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Hello everyone,

I was wondering what the best way to clean an H50 radiator would be. I have a push-pull configuration on mine, and thought that blowing compressed air in the opposite direction of the fans airflow would be best. Is this the correct way of removing the dust from the radiator? Any input would be appreciated. Sorry for the noobish question.

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I take the fans off, then use compressed air on the rad directly on both sides. I also make sure that I clean the fans as well as I can, that's why I always liked enermax fans with their removable blades.
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Compressed air would work.
Depending on the kind of metal, you could simply take the fans off and run it under some water.
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Air compressor (or one of those overpriced cans, can you believe it? Some people actually sell 'air' tongue.gif ) both ways and different angles if necessary.

I don't know how a rad would react to a bath but I don't think it would be a problem if dried properly (Again, air compressor both ways, different angles and then put it in the sun/ on the central heating depending on your location). Don't assault me if you end up with a piece of rust because I've never had to do it myself.
Edited by Bloitz - 11/1/11 at 2:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloitz;15534247 
Air compressor (or one of those overpriced cans, can you believe it? Some people actually sell 'air' tongue.gif ) both ways and different angles if necessary.

I don't know how a rad would react to a bath but I don't think it would be a problem if dried properly (Again, air compressor both ways, different angles and then put it in the sun/ on the central heating depending on your location). Don't assault me if you end up with a piece of rust because I've never had to do it myself.

Mmmhmmm

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Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll stick with the compressed air for now. Once my new fans come in, I'll clean the rad and be all set!
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post #7 of 14
I run my H50 under the tap biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarobata;15534294 
Mmmhmmm

Oh, well I was more thinking along the lines of air compressors you use to inflate tires (Hey! you could go to a gas station biggrin.gif (stupid idea, I know)). I have 2 @ home so.. I assumed everyone has one of these rolleyes.gif
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post #9 of 14
I always use air + toothbrush. Don't use too much pressure when you're using the toothbrush.
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I think many people use the toilet... I keep hearing about "flushing your radiator." :oP
    
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