How to clean my receiver?

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  1. Brian Johnson

    Brian Johnson Supporting Actor

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    I happen to have a fireplace in my living room/HT. Being such a small room & the fireplace being about 10 feet away things tend to get a bit dusty. How do I dust the top of the receiver properly. BTW. The receiver is in an entertainment stand so it is protected, but the dust still seems to find its way in [​IMG]
    Thanks for any input.
    Brian
     
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    I use pledge grab-its or swiffer clothes because a regular cloth will just push the dust down into the component, but I find that these cloths actually grab up the dust instead of pushing it around. Hmm imagine that, they work as advertised [​IMG]
     
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    i also like to occasionally (probably twice a year) open up the box and give it a good cleansing with compressed air. even with good maintenance, you'd be surprised how much dust accumulates inside.
    i usually do this for all my components...you gotta unplug everything anyway! [​IMG]
     
  4. Brian Johnson

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    Thanks for the tips... I was afraid of just pushing the dust down into the receiver. I guess I ll go raid my womans cleaning supplies.
     
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    Actually, you aren't suppose to clean electronic components. After they get real dusty that is an indicator that it is time to upgrade! [​IMG]
    I recently started using the Swiffer wipes and they do work pretty well. Before that I used Tack Cloth. This is a wax covered cloth found in hardware stores. It is normally used when cleaning a surface for painting, especially after sanding. They work great for areas with a heavy coating of dust. Be careful not to repeatedly go over an area already clean with a Tack Cloth. You might leave a bit of the wax residue behind. I used Tack Cloth on equipment for years without any sticky build up using this method.
    -Keith
     
  7. Luis A

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    Endust for electronics, and cloth diapers from Target.[​IMG]
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