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    Default Air Duster cans?

    I had a problem a while back, with mahogany appearing to trap dust and air in the pores under the finish, so I thought of trying one of these aerosols to blow off the dust before applying finish/ pore filler. Any recommendations for those available in the UK. I notice Poundland sell one for 1 a can but is this any good? Your thoughts please. Mike

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    Don't. They have water in them....PM me for hints on how to get a good finish...pete@petehowlettukulele.com

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    I used them for updating a finish (removing steel wool dust) but soon realized that one has to very careful as the temperature of the area sprayed on drop very fast... I am waiting to see if the area impacted shows any sings of trouble.

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    I've used a tack cloth for that purpose. Not expensive, no can to recycle and no air blast to stir up more dust.

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    Hi Mike. I use a fine-haired dusting brush on the vacuum cleaner to get dust out of the pores, followed by wiping with microfibre & tack cloths.
    Cheers
    Paul

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    thanks everyone, looks like I'll have to get some tack cloths. Cheers Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildestcat View Post
    Hi Mike. I use a fine-haired dusting brush on the vacuum cleaner to get dust out of the pores, followed by wiping with microfibre & tack cloths.
    I have used a vacuum and brush, don't know why I never thought of the microfiber cloth. I have a stack of them.

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    Do you have access to an air compressor - without so much pressure and chemicals? If dust is getting under the finish, maybe the finish needs restoration.

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    You need to get 3M ones - 5104 something. They are blue...

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    Tesco do those sticky thingy rollers for getting pet hair off
    clothes and furniture..complete with refills.
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