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Old September 9th, 2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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Cleaning the A1 body.

Its that really nice looking matte finish and so finely graded surface
but I've noticed that it does tend to cause dirt to cling to it.

I want to keep it as new as the day it came out of the box.

Anybody happy with what they are using to clean it?

Cloth and water or a more elaborate solution?
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Old September 10th, 2007, 02:05 PM   #2
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The A1 seems to have the same "surface texture" as Canon's D SLRs which is really no good. All kinds of dirt attach to it. I cleaned my SLR with water and a cloth - it worked fairly well, even tough the surface is like fine sandpaper.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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what about household static wipes. those pick up dirt likes its going out of style. or are they bad for the circuitry, etc? i figure it wouldnt be bad to the body for cleaning or anything.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #4
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don't clean it. savvy clients find clean cams suspect!
give it some hearty scuffs and leave it outdoors overnight to build up its
constitution. pepper it with a few swatches of duct tape for good measure.
carve a number in it that means absolutely nothing. don't forget to wear a bodybuilding weight belt...all of the time. this is how you will appear to be a "seasoned professional."
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Old September 10th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #5
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:), don't forget that pony-tail and dark suit. Very important. Then you can add a 0 to your invoice, before the decimal comma.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #6
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of the manual has cleaning instructions.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=78794
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