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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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Cleaning the Camera Body

Hey all,

I LOVE the XH-A1, but one tiny little thing bugs me about it. The black surface shows up every little speck of dust that's floating in the air. It's not a significant amount of anything, it just shows up very well on the A1. And I'm sort of a clean freak when it comes to my expensive electronics. So I'm wondering what is the best way to clean the camera body. I use canned air to blow dust and such out of the nooks and crannies, but sometimes that doesn't get it all off.

Is it safe to use rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab or cloth to clean the body? I would imagine it would be as long as it's just a very small amount applied to the swab or cloth, and as long as it doesn't get into any crevices around buttons and such. But I'm not sure and I don't want to try it until I know I'm not going to totally screw something up by doing it. So if anyone can confirm that it's okay, please do. And if anyone has a better way to clean the camera body, feel free to chime in.

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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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I use a sertain brand of baby tissues. Just enough moist to remove any dirt or dust. Good for our baby's bottom and also good for my A number 1 baby. But only on the parts where there are no buttons and other electronics.

The rest is cleaned with a airduster and a simple soft brush.

Rule number 1: no extreme fluids in the neigbourhood of the electronics.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #3
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I use a big blowbulb....never had any smeared or sticky stuff on my A1 :)
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #4
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I use a sertain brand of baby tissues. Just enough moist to remove any dirt or dust. Good for our baby's bottom and also good for my A number 1 baby.
HA!!! You had me laughing for a second. Thats pretty funny.
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