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About compressed air dusters?Comments • About compressed air dusters?

  • 1pt
    I see that it is not dangerous as long as I use it from an appropriate distance from the figurines. If I do see some residual or sign of liquid gas on the figure then I will be sure to wipe it clean with a cloth. Anyway, I still stick with my usual brush to clean and occasionally use the air compressed duster.

    Thanks everyone!
    5 days ago
    3pt
    The stuff in the cans isn't air, and if you tilt or shake the can you can potentially blast whatever you're spraying with the liquid. This is the potential problem, there is a very slim chance of it acting like a solvent to the paint or plastic, and it's cooling effect could also be a slight issue.

    Actual compressed air, from an air compressor is safer, though only slightly since the cans are already relatively safe. In this case an air dryer and oil separator is helpful just in case. For most people though, unless you have another use for it, the cost of a compressor and storage space probably isn't worth it.

    I typically use a makeup brush (a cheap rogue brush) for most of my figure cleaning with a little compressed air for hard to reach spots now and then.
    5 days ago
    1pt
    from what I heard they're not strong enough to completely clean the figures.
    6 days ago
    1pt
    I use one most for unreachable places like underneath skirts and dresses. And it's been fine with my figures
    6 days ago
    2pt
    just keep them straight. the only risk from dusters is gettin cold liquid gas when you are hurrying at the figure and extremly low temps may cause discoloration.

    Also tip - dont keep duster close when dustung - they cool air too much and condense moisture and turn dust into muck, making it more difficult to remove.

    i vouch for datavac duster or similar products, they save money on the long run.
    6 days ago
    1pt
    There's no problem with using the canned air dusters. IMO it's the best way to dust figures if you don't mind going through them. How often depends on how dusty the room is.

    I don't recommend using the average generic electric duster you find on amazon. The airflow is way too strong, even at the lowest setting. Very dangerous if a figure has parts that attach loosely.
    6 days ago
    4pt
    It's fine if you don't blast the figures from point blank range (assuming you're referring to typical canned air).

    You have to be much more cautious when using something like this :
    www.amazon.com/...
    https://sep.yimg.com/ay/autogeek/metro-datavac-electric-duster-8.gif

    Edit : Holy inflation! The DataVacs used to be ~$50.
    6 days ago
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