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Old 01-01-2018, 06:48 PM
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thats the difference between a PC and a MAC .. the MAC needs the Expensive WAX job !!!!
Hanging that little evergreen tree air freshner in the front intake fan makes all the difference!
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:46 AM
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You need to be VERY careful with an air compressor due to the pressure and also the fact that there is water in the air. I only ever use mine to blow the exterior, never inside a unit.

Those small cans, whilst being a rip off, don't normally have that issue and are designed to be used inside cases etc.

Just an FYI. Would hate for you to accidentally damage your gear.


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Pressure and water in the air are only a problem if you don't have a moisture trap and a regulator. If that system is used with any kind of airbrush then you will have those already (or should have). The problem with some of those cans is the air can come out super cold if they still use the old freon propellant.
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And don't turn compressed air cans upside down! You will spray liquid all over your equipment! If it happens, don't freak. Make sure everything is unplugged (which it should be before you even consider cleaning) and let it set for a couple hours or more if you really doused it. The liquid drys very quickly, but be safe and let it set for a few hours.

I don't know how many times someone has wrote me and said, "Bro, I used the compressed air like you said but I turned it upside down and sprayed liquid all over my board!"

Uh...yeah...which is why I specifically told you "DON'T TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN!"
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.... "DON'T TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN!"
Thanks for the tip!

When other spray cans advise "after use, clear nozzle by turning can upside down and spraying until clear", it's easy to see how this confusion arose.

Another confusion:

Old Saying: "Find Your Wife in the Rice Field, not in the Disco!"
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Today had to clean my pc, here's a graphic representation of the inside
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Today had to clean my pc, here's a graphic representation of the inside
Not understanding the reference
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Like heaven clean....

Either that or it was so Smokey from the can... 🤩🤩🤩
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Like heaven clean....

Either that or it was so Smokey from the can... 🤩🤩🤩
Not exactly, the smoke pretty much represents the mountains of...dust
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