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Old Apr 8, 2007, 12:03 AM   #1
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Hey guys

Been trying to clean the sensor of my DL as the dust in pics is getting ridiculous. So I came upon an idea...

I have a big, high-pressure bike tire pump... It kicks out a mean steram of air. Does anyone know if these things are internally lubricated? or is it nylon ring on smooth aluminum, so the friction is low?

Anyway, tried it, didn't seem to get any oil spray so seems good....

Unfortunately it didn't remove ANY dust..... Turns out that me blowing into it for 10 minutes (you know, through the mouth wasn't the best idea.... welded dust?

I think I may need to go chemical...
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 1:05 AM   #2
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the bike pump may contain oil in the chamber. Any small amount of oil on the sensor would not be a good thing.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 1:09 AM   #3
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Could also over time sucked a lot of dust in to it..... not a big issue for a tire.... but for a camera, you could just be pumping more dust into it.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 3:13 AM   #4
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Get a rocket blower - never stick anything into your camera that uses oil. Read the information on these two sites.



Follow their suggestions - put your bike pump away.

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