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Canned Air or something else? #2939857
07/27/18 12:52 PM
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Ugh! So much dust between the keys. Nervous that it's gonna get in the contacts. What do you guys do? (Aside from the obvious that I need to get a dust cover that I'm ordering now)

Is canned air ok? Something else?

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Re: Canned Air or something else? [Re: kwyn] #2939862
07/27/18 01:11 PM
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In my case, a tornado blew through an outdoor gig, blew the tarps off, and filled my Kronos with water. After dumping the water out, I had to take it apart and spend a couple hours with a hair dryer before I felt safe powering it back up. It's clean though! like

However, I wouldn't recommend that method. Canned air is probably the better way to go.


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Re: Canned Air or something else? [Re: J. Dan] #2939865
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Canned air without taking it apart, right?

Re: Canned Air or something else? [Re: kwyn] #2939906
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Unfortunately, "canned air" isn't air. Typically it's a fluorocarbon having possible health and environmental ill effects.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_duster

If you're concerned about dust getting into key contacts, there's a better chance of that happening if driven there under the force of the "canned air".

I suggest using a vacuum cleaner, together with a soft-bristled artist's paint brush if necessary to dislodge dust stuck between keys.


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Re: Canned Air or something else? [Re: MIDI2XS] #2939924
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I agree with MIDI2XS. You’re more likely to cause problems than fix them with canned air in there. The contact strip does a good job of keeping the environment free of grit.


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Re: Canned Air or something else? [Re: WesG] #2940054
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Thanks! I'll try the vacuum idea. Makes sense.


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