What's better than canned air?

From: Chad Fernandez <fernande_at_internet1.net>
Date: Tue Jan 21 12:35:01 2003

Jeffrey Sharp wrote:
> The goal: extremely localized, high-velocity stream of air. I want to remove
> dust and crud from those impossible nooks and crannies of classiccmps.
> Current solution: canned air - expensive, doesn't work well after one or two
> minutes of spraying, not really high enough velocity. Bad.
> Other options:
> - Shop-Vac in reverse operation, fitted with custom cable?
> - Compressor? (I don't know much about these).
> - Better, cheaper canned air (does it exist)?
> - Dust-removing nano-bots? (jk)
> Discuss, please. What do *you* use instead of consumer canned air?

This really depends on what your cleaning. If it's a chassis piece of
some sort, do whatever is handy. If it's a circuit board with many
nooks and crannies, then vaccuum or an air compressor, then soap and
water, and then maybe compressed air again. Sometimes I use alcohol,
but I like water better. I don't have access to a compressor here at
home. I'd have to go to my parents house for that. If I don't want to
do that, I do the final rinse with alcohol. What I'm getting at is that
if I have a board that has many many places for water to collect, I want
to remove as much of the water as I can, right away. Alcohol, I don't
wory about. sitting in fron of a fan is the last step.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA
Received on Tue Jan 21 2003 - 12:35:01 GMT

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