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2 words.. shop vac

I use one myself
    
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post #23 of 31
The best thing to use is a professional grade hair dryer. What you want is a cool setting that has high air flow. Your average hair dryer does not have a high air flow setting with the ambient room air, normally only runs high heat at that setting. They usually come with a few attachments. Use the one that cones the air down to a small flat opening. This will give you the same airflow blast as a can of air and you only have to pay for it once.
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all that does it blow the dust around , doesnt get rid of it like a vacume
    
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Originally Posted by wastedtime View Post
An air can like this one should take care of the dust. You also might wanna install a couple of fan filters on your intake fans to reduce dust.
Canned air is a waste of money. Get a Air Compressor, in the long run your going to save more money if you invest in a Air Compressor than buying canned air.

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beware: if the vaccuum hose has one of those bristle attachments you are building up a nice big static charge in the bristles themselves, ready to be discharged to various delicate pcb components, if certain conditions are met that is. Not worth the risk imho.
Care to explain how static can travel on plastic? Most vacuum cleaners come with various plastic tips for various cleaning jobs. I've been vacuuming my computer for the past 3 years and haven't had a problem.
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post #26 of 31
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Canned air is a waste of money. Get a Air Compressor, in the long run your going to save more money if you invest in a Air Compressor than buying canned air.



Care to explain how static can travel on plastic? Most vacuum cleaners come with various plastic tips for various cleaning jobs. I've been vacuuming my computer for the past 3 years and haven't had a problem.
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post #27 of 31
i spay mine with windex with a small paint brush and run under warm water then blow off with air comp. just make sure you let it dry afterwards for an hour or so,dont laugh it works well never any trouble
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post #28 of 31
i use the air compressor at my school's shop since it's free, and i KNOW it's completely dry since our CNC machine's have to be dry otherwise they start rusting.
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i spay mine with windex with a small paint brush and run under warm water then blow off with air comp. just make sure you let it dry afterwards for an hour or so,dont laugh it works well never any trouble
i just knew sooner or later someone would say they run their components under water hahahaha AMAZING
    
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post #30 of 31
I always use air dusters, then some toilet paper to clean the dirt off the fans

Other good thing about using air dusters is when you turn them upside down, all that comes out is incredibly cold gas/liquid - which is fun for freezing things/bits of people
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