Air Duster Can £1 @ Poundland
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Air Duster Can £1 @ Poundland

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Found 7th Oct 2013
Can be used on all printers, keyboards and office equipment. Remove debris from hard to reach areas.

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Cheers OP will pick a few of these for work, always handy when opening up PC's etc to quickly remove the dust.

I bought a few of these. Not much puff in them to be honest...

Is it already time for the Air Duster's monthly thread?

Paint brush (New) and your hoover to clean out your computer, these compressed air cans can force the dust further in.

Great for huffing.

oberlisc

Paint brush (New) and your hoover to clean out your computer, these … Paint brush (New) and your hoover to clean out your computer, these compressed air cans can force the dust further in.



I'd be very careful advising people to use a Hoover, the amount of static they generate! oO

REPOST (again and again and again)

I'd second the paint brush and Hoover technique. Simply hold the hose of the vacuum a few inches away from the area being brushed. Much cleaner and effective than the gas canisters.

wolf359

I'd second the paint brush and Hoover technique. Simply hold the hose of … I'd second the paint brush and Hoover technique. Simply hold the hose of the vacuum a few inches away from the area being brushed. Much cleaner and effective than the gas canisters.



More likely to damage your computer motherboard doing it that way. Capacitors are easily knocked off also getting into CPU heat sink and gpu cooler/fans would be risky this way.

This compressed air is cheap and leaks a gel when used. I would go for a better make such as fellows which is 2,99 in sainsburys.

wolf359

I'd second the paint brush and Hoover technique. Simply hold the hose of … I'd second the paint brush and Hoover technique. Simply hold the hose of the vacuum a few inches away from the area being brushed. Much cleaner and effective than the gas canisters.



Maybe ok for home use, not going to take my hoover to work though X)

I have most luck using a paintbrush and a can of air duster, but have been informed by others that using the air compressors (for inflating your tyres) at petrol stations are very good. Never tried myself though!!!

Would any regular vacuum cleaner do, I got a Dyson

chippytea

I have most luck using a paintbrush and a can of air duster, but have … I have most luck using a paintbrush and a can of air duster, but have been informed by others that using the air compressors (for inflating your tyres) at petrol stations are very good. Never tried myself though!!!


I use an air compressor at work to clean out computers, laptops, etc and it works great, just have to ensure you use an adjustable nozzle.
The trouble with the vacuum and paintbrush method (well excluding the risk of static) is it doesn't work well without disassembling the case and removing some parts. Take for example a laptop there is no way you can remove as much dust from the heatsink and fans using a standard vacuum cleaner and paintbrush without you disassemble the case (not a quick or easy job).
With compressed air a few bursts and its clear, as long as you aim the first bursts towards the exhaust.

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/gJX9QcCoqOE/hqdefault.jpg

I don't know why this gets hot every time I see it the stuff is toxic and completely unusable.

Also surely as long as you keep it plugged in and therefore earthed you won't have to worry about static right?
Edited by: "omgpleasespamme" 7th Oct 2013

Am I the only person that jet washes their pc ?

Banned

chippytea

I have most luck using a paintbrush and a can of air duster, but have … I have most luck using a paintbrush and a can of air duster, but have been informed by others that using the air compressors (for inflating your tyres) at petrol stations are very good. Never tried myself though!!!


Yeah because I'm really going to take my computer down to a petrol station for a clean...

If the photo is the actual make of airduster it doesn't last very long at all and is not the best for internal PC cleaning as it turned out to be solvent based - i've had a few from Ebay for cleaning PC's and 1 can only lasted for a quick spray of 1 PC and left it visually in quite a mess, good for £1 though but avoid if for computer internals

Monkeybumcheeks

Am I the only person that jet washes their pc ?



Of course not, silly! (_;)

Can you get these in the 99p shop?

Have to agree with a few of the posts here, this worked wonders to clean the vents for the fans, and general dust in the case, but with it spraying out rubbish/gel like substance every now and then, avoid for the expensive parts inside your pc. However on the plus, works well for the keyboard worth it for £1, use this on the fans, and the expensive stuff elsewhere.

burky69

I'd be very careful advising people to use a Hoover, the amount of static … I'd be very careful advising people to use a Hoover, the amount of static they generate! oO




I been using a hoover for 20 years I repair computers for a living. Never had a problem to be honest.

Who needs some air for a quid?

wolf359

I'd second the paint brush and Hoover technique. Simply hold the hose of … I'd second the paint brush and Hoover technique. Simply hold the hose of the vacuum a few inches away from the area being brushed. Much cleaner and effective than the gas canisters.



hold the hose few inches away will do nothing at all to the dust clusters trapped inside the fan panels and laminated heat sink fins. Look at the computer forums lots of experts advise not to use vacuum cleaner it's a taboo.

I recently did a total PC clean-up when I was replacing my motherboard and CPU with the aid of a can duster (though I have a larger one bought from amazon not this brand). It is super effective. Also remember to wear an anti-static wristband. It's not worth risking your expensive motherboard afterall.

I still couldn't understand why my previous motherboard / CPU has been failing after 3 years of usage, providing I have checked my PSU, ram and graphics card are working perfectly. It could have been damaged by static charge. That's why I treat my PC more seriously than before.

Now I've downgraded my PC from i5 Lynnfield to i3 Ivybridge. Have no idea what to do with the spare i5 (since I don't know if it's working or faulty).
Edited by: "superivanho" 7th Oct 2013

We used to use an old spray painting compressor at work, was brilliant. I've used this stuff myself and it leaves moisture behind, and seemed a tad sticky TBH.

I'd advise against using this - it fires out liquid which some tins were relabelled to claim it was disinfectant. Easiest way to explain it is the same effect you get when you use a good air duster and turn the tin upside down.

I agree with above posters this stuff is dangerous on electrics

chemicals water and air on a circuit board " your kidding me "

I use a big rubber air puffer and a anti static " ken dodd style " brush

even that produces " some moisture " nuff said

I am not being negative in the right situation eg cleaning a gas fire pilot/burner
after it has had a at least ( a few seconds to dry ) it is a great product,
Edited by: "mrtech007" 7th Oct 2013

These ok for inflating air-beds?

Banned

I'm blown away by this deal, hot

CookinBat

These ok for inflating air-beds?


Yeah, should only take around 20 cans!

Musician

I'm blown away by this deal, hot


oh no not you again

burky69

Yeah, should only take around 20 cans!


It's only a teeny one

Banned

CookinBat

oh no not you again



These are good for re-inflating air bags I heard

got a load of these in my drawers and they do the job decently. I use them in combination with the hoover and a paintbrush for the more tricky parts to clean such as case fans and behind the motherboard tray.

I bought one of these in Poundland a few months ago. It gets things wet, is this normal?

hotmep

I bought one of these in Poundland a few months ago. It gets things wet, … I bought one of these in Poundland a few months ago. It gets things wet, is this normal?



Depends on what part of the body you're blowing it on.

Got some of these when I saw them the first time, they're absolutely useless. The dust doesn't move and my hand now has frostbite.

Don't most/all vacuums have plastic attachments anyway and thus rendering the static argument, pointless?

Classic HUKD sheep item this is though along with a Samsung SSD at 26.3p lower than what it was last week.

Towelie

Don't most/all vacuums have plastic attachments anyway and thus rendering … Don't most/all vacuums have plastic attachments anyway and thus rendering the static argument, pointless?


Er, no.

These are crap and shoot out liquid as well as air which can easily damage PC components. Don't be cheap and get this instead. The can's about 3 times as big but they're fantastic and work a lot better. Why ruin your Laptop/PC over a few quid.

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