Originally Posted by blackbalt89
I've been contemplating finding/ formulating a way to keep dust from accumulating on dust blades and I came across the idea of spraying the fan blades with some kind of non stick kitchen/ cooking spray, much like the stuff you use to keep grilled cheese from sticking to your pan.
Does OCN think that this could be a viable option to keeping blades clean or would this only end in disaster? If I were to do this I would try my best to keep the spray off wires and away from the motor by means of creative use of masking tape.
Also I've never actually sprayed this stuff on anything and let it sit to dry so I'm not sure if it even air dries. But if it does wouldn't it create some sort of slick surface that dust won't adhere to? Or is there a deeper reasoning behind WHY dust sticks to leading edges of fans?
I ask you, OCN, would this be possible?!
Of course dust sticks to the leading edges of the fans.
When the fan is spinning, these leading edges are constantly in motion.
Dust particles are everywhere.
Now, think of the moving blade as a bus moving at high-speed through an area with many airborne insects, where in this case the insects are the dust particles in the air, and the bus is the blade.
Assuming even, that these said insects are some unique sort of insect with no bodily fluids, they would get stuck even on a dry windshield, as long as the bus continues moving.
As the fan blade moves, it constantly collects dust particles.
Dust is not really a tiny dot. It is a small strand of substance; usually from linen or other apparel-making materials.
As the blade edge is thin, it tends to wrap around the edge, and that is why you see 'trails' of dust from the edge.