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Old October 15, 2009, 08:52 PM
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The best method to clean AS5 is to use lint free cloth. I've read that coffee filters are the best and cheapest way to clean AS5. However, today I had to clean it using q-tip because I don't have any lint-free cloth. Is there a problem with that? I used 70% isopropyl alcohol and q-tip to remove the old AS5 and applied new AS5. I hope I had the right amount.

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that's what i use all the time just be careful
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+1 that's what I use all the time and also the little round thing your GF use to remove the paint she put in her face every morning. it's expensive to the bone for cotton but do a great job and absorb all the propylene alcohol. At job we are also using a monitor cleaning towel witch do a pretty good job but, once it's all dirty...trash is the only option.

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Technically 99% iso is better, simply because you don't have to wonder what the remaining 30% is composed of. Q-tips are fine too, as long as you don't leave any cotton strands behind in the process.
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Hmm there's definitely cotton left behind, but I try to clean it up as best as I can.
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being careful there should not be any left behind
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