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Postby diviy » 08 Jul 2011 20:10

Anyone ever used compressed air with a blow off gun to clean records ?
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Postby kelvinMunson » 09 Jul 2011 08:10

Been discussed several times and the conclusion was that it was not going to remove greasy/oily muck and was probably hazardous.

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Postby Vinyl and Tube Dude » 09 Jul 2011 08:35

kelvinMunson wrote:Been discussed several times and the conclusion was that it was not going to remove greasy/oily muck
This one will :lol:
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Postby kelvinMunson » 09 Jul 2011 09:34

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Looks like that would even blast the grooves off the vinyl !
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Postby Blue Angel » 09 Jul 2011 09:58

If this compressed air thing takes off, there will soon be a temptation to power blow the living daylights out of cartridges. Be aware that even a gentle puff of compressed air will break MC coil wires. I know as I have done just this in a fit of stupidity. A Watts dustbug is a far better option to keep things clean.

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Postby Whitneyville » 10 Jul 2011 01:16

Vinyl Dude, that's a weanie "clean air" compressor. My friend in the model train club is certified to work on 5000 HP three stage screw compressors that put out hundreds of cubic meters of air per second at 175 PSI (12-14 Bar) through a 125 mm pipe to run the chicken processing plants east of us in Arkansas. (They kill and dress up to a million chickens a day in one plant, and ship the frozen feet to China where they are a delicacy.) That's 4 14 meter frozen shipping containers a DAY of chicken feet from just one ( of several dozen) plants. Actually, my 3 HP twin cylinder shop compressor would run circles around that Chinese vane compressor. My storage tank is about twice the size (130 liters), and mine is a little "shop" compressor. It's not even a 5-7.5 HP 240VAC three-phase dual stage with a 300+ liter tank. Marc's bad boys have 400mm shafts (and up) driven by electric motors several times the size of my house. Their air storage tanks are 40 meters long and 8-12 meters in diameter and there may be a half dozen of them outside the chicken plant for each compressor. I wish they would have let me video taped one line processing 10,000 chickens per hour. That's a lot of Chicken McNuggets....
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