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Getting stubborn dust off of fans?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mathematix, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Mathematix

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    Hey all

    Beyond canned air and the little vacuum cleaners, have you any clever ideas for removing dust from fan blades without having to remove it and take a brush to it?

    Cheers. :)
     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    There are time I feel that if compressed air won't get it off then I shouldn't be worrying about it!

    Harry.
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    A small soft paint brush like an artist might use won't hurt it.
     
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  4. Mathematix

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    Genius, Bluerinse! Cheers! :biggrin

    broom: Dispose of Thermaltake fans?! :eek:
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    NP mate :D
     
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  6. Baba O'Riley

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    Yeah, I pilfered one of the girlfriend's make-up brushes for just such a task.
     
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  7. Mathematix

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    And you survived?! :eek:
     
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  8. Baba O'Riley

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    Yeah, I'm not even sure if she knows I've got it.:D
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    I use a high-pressure water hose. Takes the dust right off. 8)

    However, the other components don't seem to like the water too much... :unsure
     
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  10. Mitzs
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    I actually use tweezer, brushes, then the can air. Those brushes are for makeup?:blink
     
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  11. Baba O'Riley

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    Yup, this is like the one I use.
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Mathematix

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    Tweezers? Interesting. :)
     
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  13. noelg24

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    not just make up brushes but painter brushes too...not ur typical arty ones but the ones for painting your room...but Baba...how in God's earth are u still living after nicking ur missus' brush? I mean if u wanted a deathwish fine, but this will top it for sure...lol :biggrin
     
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  14. Gaz 45

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    I use an old toothbrush. Does the job nicely.
     
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  15. Mathematix

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    That's what I was going to do, given that there is a Homebase down the road from me.
     
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  16. Mathematix

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    And which toothpaste went with that? :dunce
     
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  18. BosonMichael
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    Hey, babe. :hb
     
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  19. BosonMichael
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    Tough crowd. :oops:
     
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  20. Bluerinse
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    Okay if it makes you happy..

    ROFLMAO :biggrin
     
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