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how do I clean it?
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post #2 of 6
Vacuum cleaner with a duster attachment or compressed air and a dry clean soft bristle paintbrush.
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Best thing I've found to clean out my rad has been an air compressor. Even the canned air wasn't strong enough to get all the dust out but a few blasts from the air compressor and its all but gone. Finding a way to keep the dust out would be best though.
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I find ways to have my fans mounted so that one side of my radiator is always exposed...as I've never found very much value in setting up a push-pull. Then I just stick the vacuum in there with the brush attachment every so often. If you do it every other month the dust won't build up enough to cause trouble removing it...though mileage will vary depending on how dusty the environment is.
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post #5 of 6
I usually run my rads through tap water and then blast it with a DataVac
http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by BGKris View Post

I usually run my rads through tap water and then blast it with a DataVac
http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW thumb.gif
if you think compressed air is good, buy a datavac smile.gif you can clean more than dusty computer
it is amazing, I spent $50 on one and definitely worth the investment
  
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