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#1 Posted : 02 June 2010 23:09:04

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May i ask what is the best way of removing the dust after sanding down, the reason i ask is because on my other build i have used sanding sealer and when sanded leaves a fine dust on the hull which is very difficult to remove all of it. Thanks in advance.
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#2 Posted : 02 June 2010 23:17:37

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Tacky cloths (resin impregnated) can usually be bought from a decent car accessory or hardware store - they are perfectly balanced between being 'sticky' enough to remove every last speck of dust that they come in contact with yet do not leave a residue.

It may be cheaper to buy these online, in bulk, from spray shop suppliers - they can be quite expensive when bought in small numbers but they are a godsend when prepping for spraying .

A cheaper, but less efficient method is to simply wipe your model down with a white spirit dampened (lint free) rag, this will remove a lot of unwanted debris, but for the best result, tacky cloths are best.
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#3 Posted : 02 June 2010 23:47:35

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Thanks Capt just got some of Ebay £4.30 for 10.
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I use a mini hand hoover ....they are for cleaning your keyboard......and have a little brush on them.....i have 2 types one battery operated and the other ..plugs into your usb port....very useful and more important....they are cheap...the usb one was 1 pound from a pound shop and the battery one cost 2.99...and they are well worth it...BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
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#5 Posted : 03 June 2010 16:51:48

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Hi shipmates! BigGrin

I use an air compressor with a blow gun set to a very low pressure. Scared
Just sufficient to take way the dust, but not to cause damage, as the air blows into all the little corners where you can't get in with a cloth.Flapper
The only thing is you MUST CHECK THE AIR PRESSURE FIRST! or it will blow across the room and smash off the wall!. Crying
At least it's a quick and easy way to get rid of the dust, best done outside then there's less mess. ThumpUp
I know get the pressure wrong and you get to start all over again. Laugh
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son of bulwark. humph!! where do you work in a grand prix team??? where would would we get a 10 bar air compressor??? you got a paint shop??? Flapper Flapper Flapper we only want to wipe of a bit of dust.bet your wife love the sound of that
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BigGrin i just ask the mrs to hold her breath for 30seconds (if possible) hold launch in front of face then tell her to carry onFlapper mind u dont burn ure fingers tho
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I agree with compressed air being a good duster..but you don't need a compressor...just buy a tin of computer air duster from asda etc...about £5,as you will only need a quick blast here & there it should last a while.I use it all the time when building & servicing pc's.
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Hi Shipmates! BigGrin

Glad to see your all in good spirits after all the problem DeAGOSTINI have given us!
Hello karl113! BigGrin
I don't work in a grand prix team! I'm disabled and no wife to complain about sound. I had a 24 Ltr. 8 bar compressor in my shed for other jobs (very good for cleaning bag-less hovers, but need to keep out of the way of dust cloud).
At 10 bar your launch would blow-up not fly across the room. OhMyGod
Hello to Dontshootme as well! BigGrin
When I run out of air I just turn the compressor on to refill the main tank, no need to go to asda to buy a tin. Flapper
So I can keep my £5.00 and spend it on something else, instead of blowing another £5.00Laugh
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Thanks for your replies and suggestions, sadly i dont have a compressor but tried a hoover and works a treat, why didnt i think of that before asking!!!
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You guys are so bad!BigGrin bet your respective Mrs dont get to read your posts!LOL LOL
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LOL My wife stands behind everything I say..& hits me when she...ow that hurt!!!!
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#13 Posted : 08 August 2010 19:36:09

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andylangtree wrote:
May i ask what is the best way of removing the dust after sanding down, the reason i ask is because on my other build i have used sanding sealer and when sanded leaves a fine dust on the hull which is very difficult to remove all of it. Thanks in advance.


You might also -in view if other advice- want to consider a wide (as in 1") paint brush and a strip of 'duck-tape'. Go over the sanded area with your brush in 'stabbing' strokes (sweeping each time to the front of whatever you've sanded) and then finish off with a strip of duck tape pressed into the same surface then swiftly peeled off.
Prime the area thereafter and any minor imperfections highlighted as a result ,deal with accordingly.

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Dontshootme wrote:
I agree with compressed air being a good duster..but you don't need a compressor...just buy a tin of computer air duster from asda etc...about £5,as you will only need a quick blast here & there it should last a while.I use it all the time when building & servicing pc's.


Compressed air doesn't do the deed on wood as a result of the micro fibres in the wood grain trapping such waste material. As I've mentioned to another on this site, use a 1" brush with stabbing motions (to the front of the sanded object)and finish by laying a strip of 'duck tape' over the same area to pick any residual waste.
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