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mikeyb2
04-24-2018, 11:10 AM
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

Pete Howlett
04-24-2018, 12:09 PM
Don't. They have water in them....PM me for hints on how to get a good finish...pete@petehowlettukulele.com

kerneltime
04-24-2018, 12:23 PM
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.

spongeuke
04-24-2018, 08:09 PM
I've used a tack cloth for that purpose. Not expensive, no can to recycle and no air blast to stir up more dust.

Wildestcat
04-24-2018, 09:21 PM
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.

mikeyb2
04-24-2018, 10:16 PM
thanks everyone, looks like I'll have to get some tack cloths. Cheers Mike.

printer2
04-25-2018, 03:42 AM
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.

Jerryc41
04-25-2018, 06:41 AM
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.

Pete Howlett
04-26-2018, 12:14 AM
You need to get 3M ones - 5104 something. They are blue...

Timbuck
04-26-2018, 01:04 AM
Tesco do those sticky thingy rollers for getting pet hair off
clothes and furniture..complete with refills.:D

sequoia
04-26-2018, 05:26 PM
I have used a vacuum and brush, don't know why I never thought of the microfiber cloth. I have a stack of them.

Here is what I do: 3.5 horsepower shop vac with the hairy attachment and really suck out the dust and then wipe down with 95% alcohol to get out the fine bits. This will sometimes "raise the grain" so I repeat a few times until smooth and dust free. Then I hit it with a dilute solution of shellac and do the pore filling. Works for me.... I'm a little bit leary of "tack clothes" since the cheaper ones use a wax to pick up the dust and wax is not a good idea on wood before you are getting ready to use a finish.

Peace Train
04-26-2018, 06:18 PM
The best way to get fine dust out of wood pores that I know is to use a plain white piece of paper (instead of sandpaper) between a palm sander and the wood’s surface. Change out the paper as dust accumulates. It works ten times better than tack cloth or any other method I’ve tried. The con to this technique is that it only works on the parts of wood the vibrating paper comes into contact with, so intricate areas may still be subject to one of the other methods mentioned.

puja joshi
10-07-2018, 07:18 PM
How long does air duster last?

Lacole
10-08-2018, 04:59 AM
I use a small natural bristle paint brush to clean my ukuleles. Seems to do the trick.