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How Do You Remove Dust From Your Slides?  
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering what everyone's "method of choice" is for removing dust from slides. I've got a lot of old ones that are somewhat dusty and I'm afraid to try cleaning them for fear of scratching them.

Input would be appreciated!!
Jonathan


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User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2162 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Canned air works...it gives you a good buzz too if you happen to smell it...

User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

Yup. I used canned (compressed) air. Plus, it's fun to discharge while holding upside down and pretend you are firing orbital maneuvering jets... Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

yep, canned air and sometimes a very soft brush.


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User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3058 times:
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What you can also try for some larger dust particles is flicking the frame of the slides with your finger. Usually it comes of then. Just be carefull not to hit the slide itself Smile

Tim



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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3672 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

Digital ICE helps me avoid removing the dust but if there is a lot of dust concentrated, I use canned air.

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