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How to clean metal shavings without scratching paint?

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Hey guys, I just did a substantial amount of metal cutting for my build (build log in my sig). Now there are metal shavings EVERYWHERE. Its quite a thick coat too.
So now I need to clean them, without scratching the paint. How should I go about doing that?
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vacuum cleaner

EDIT:
and for the future - if you cut anything - keep vacuuming every few cuts - you will not accumulate much and will keep working space clean
Edited by mechati - 9/3/13 at 10:00am
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if the paint is dry i would use low pressure compressed air to blow it off. if needed be remove anything electric and rinse it with a water hose and then blow it off with compressed air and allow it to air dry after for a bit.
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vacuum cleaner

This, seems the easiest way.
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For tiny particles I always use a lint roller. Just sticky enough to grab it, but not enough adhesive to cause everything to be sticky. Vacuum cleaner seems like a fair idea as well.
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