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Thread: OMG! If you use caned air, look at this link....

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    Exclamation OMG! If you use caned air, look at this link....

    I will NEVER use canned air again!

    http://bearhugquiltworks.blogspot.co...s-to-wise.html

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    I had heard that canned air was a no-no but wow, that is a NO-NO. Thanks for the affirmation.

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    I always knew that lint had to go somewhere in the machine, and never used it . But for those who have or are tempted this is a great photo of what will happen.

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    Yikes!
    I don't use it either, but this shows exactly why we shouldn't.
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    Thanks so much for the advice. I never used it but I will pass this on to my quilting buddies.

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    Thanks for a good reminder!
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    I wouldn't use canned air on my electronic machines because I can't fully open them and get to everything.

    But on the "old gals," I haven't found anything as good for cleaning as a chenille stem dampened with oil and a can of air. Blow everything out, then swab it all down with an oily chenille stem. Clean and slick and lint-free.

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    I would rather use a computer vacuum but still worried about messing up my baby.
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    I heard before that canned air would do this, but visual proof is more convincing than someone just saying so. Computer vacuum only from now on.
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    Thank you. I have never used it and now I never will.

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    I don't use it much...but will use it less, now...
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    I use the canned air but My machine gets cleaned regularly and it has NEVER looked like that.. But it goes in to get cleaned and serviced often..

    That pic was really gross.. Yuck..
    Last edited by luvTooQuilt; 01-21-2012 at 10:06 AM.

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    Oh my goodness. That is a lesson learned. I haven't used canned air, but definitely won't ever now!

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    My dealer told me not to use canned air in my machine for that very reason. It's nice to see the photos as proof.

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    Wow... Thanks for posting this.

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    I don't even use the stuff for computers. Better off just using other stuff. Canned air is pretty much a waste of money.

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    I knew canned air was a no no but YIKES!

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    Thanks...I will never use it again!!
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    Wow, thanks for sharing

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    My last job was sewing in a small shop. We had old industrial machines, and 2 old home machines of mine. We used canned air constantly with no problem.

    Our repairman, and owner of a sewing machine company, also used it.

    Since we were sewing constantly, we'd blow the machines out often, as needed. I would also regularly lift the machine bodies, and blow them off from below. So, I am not afraid of canned air. But, I also did regular maintenance and cleaning of each machine.

    None but none of these machines are electronic.

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    I don't use it. My dealer stressed not to so I don't.

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    I have used canned air and computer vacuums and have no problem with either one.
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    Have any of you thought about using a vacuum? Works the opposite of canned air and sucks out the lint...

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    thanks so much for sharing.

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