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cc1 9th July 2005 10:20 PM

suggestions for cleaning
i just had the walls of an adjacent room filled with blown-in insulation while i was out of town. the insulation people did not cover the computers in an attached bathroom turned computer room -and- they did not cover the door jam well leading into the recording room: hence, everything has a layer of this insulation dust on it (its the really small microscopic particles of insulation residue - not regular dust).

basically everything has to get unplugged removed and cleaned (major pain in the assq). any comments on what cleaning materials to use? windex and a paper towel? thanks for input.

warhead 9th July 2005 11:16 PM

I would definitely wipe down first to keep airborn dust down. Once you start vacuuming it's going to get the air moving.

Windex and a lint free towel would be my first plan, then the vacuum.

Sorry to hear that, what a pain.


Rick Sutton 10th July 2005 02:20 AM

I once cleaned my automated fader panels on my board with windex and a paper towell and found out the hard way that windex contains ammonia and switch contacts really don't like ammonia at all. I'll never do that again.

Ruphus 10th July 2005 03:03 AM

Washing-up liquid lotion like you use for dishes is best for picking up particles. It is being used in professional applications.

Wring out the sponge or cloth so that it won´t seep and work with that.