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Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:59 am

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Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:11 am

https://www.amazon.com/Camera-Sensor-Cl ... 00K8MTPEW/

I just ordered this. Even the cleaner claims to be "made from ultrapure water, clean sensors without leaving streaks or blemishes" so it might be safe to use that on platters. I know I've heard of some people using purified water as a platter cleaner in the past.

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Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:37 am

I've got a few dirty platters laying around that I use to play with and I think that this swab has some potential, but I'm not so sure about the cleaner that comes with it...perhaps if used very sparingly, but it does not evaporate quickly.

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Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:14 pm

I'm getting poor results from using 99.9% IPA, it definitely leaves residue on the platter that leaves weird blobs around the sliders. After reading this thread I'm not going near Novec so I'm gonna try the acetone route with the lens wiper or a swab, and see if that gives me better results.

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Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:49 pm

slingshot wrote:I'm getting poor results from using 99.9% IPA, it definitely leaves residue on the platter that leaves weird blobs around the sliders. After reading this thread I'm not going near Novec so I'm gonna try the acetone route with the lens wiper or a swab, and see if that gives me better results.

I've always found that a dry swab is better than 99.9% IPA. Liquid gets contaminated as soon as it touches the dirty surface. Smudging it around doesn't make it any better. So, maybe a damp swab to get some of the debris free, then a dry swap to clean it off.

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Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:14 pm

Thanks Luke, I will give that a try using the tight cotton swabs I've got (need to order some of them foam ones). I'm also gonna see if distilled water takes off the IPA residue by using a tight cotton swab dipped in it, with the platter spinning.

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Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:20 pm

I find that cotton swaps leave fibers behind -- a horrible mess. These ones, at least: HUBY-BB-002.

Luke, how well did those sensor cleaners work? What cleaning solution did you settle on, if you don't mind sharing?

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Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:37 am

LarrySabo wrote:I find that cotton swaps leave fibers behind -- a horrible mess. These ones, at least: HUBY-BB-002.


I have been using these MG Chemical ones Larry, they seem to remain in tact and I haven't noticed any fibres being dumped into the drive. I have ordered some of the lens wipe stick things to try though.

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