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Is there a way to remove Styrofoam bits from my equipment efficiently?

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What type of equipment? – Tester101 Aug 24 '12 at 11:22
Acetone solvent will dissolve it down into a small pile of white goo at about 1/100th the volume, but then of course that is assuming that the acetone will not harm your equipment and if you don't mind the smell ;-) – maple_shaft Aug 24 '12 at 12:03
@maple_shaft Then the question becomes, "How do I remove melted Styrofoam goo from my equipment?". – Tester101 Aug 24 '12 at 12:07
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If you have an air compressor, you can get an attachment called an air blow gun.

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Since Styrofoam is so light, you should be able to simply blow it away. This tool is also helpful, if you want to make your friends laugh.

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If you don't have a compressor, you could use canned air to blow the Styrofoam away.

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If you don't have that either, you could always use your lungs.

  • Inhale deeply.
  • Press your lips together to form a circular opening.
  • Exhale hard.
  • Repeat until the Styrofoam is gone, or you've passed out.

Thanks BMitch for pointing out the more obvious solution... Use a f***ing ShopVac!

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You can set the vac to blow, if you still want to blow the Styrofoam around for a bit.

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Looks like me when I wake up in the morning... – maple_shaft Aug 24 '12 at 12:04
I prefer a shopvac, blowing the styrofoam around is just going to get it stuck somewhere else. – BMitch Aug 24 '12 at 12:22
@BMitch So, you use the air gun to blow them off that too. What, you have better things to do with your weekend? – gregmac Aug 24 '12 at 15:41
@BMitch Some shopvacs don't have a blow setting. – Tester101 Aug 24 '12 at 15:55
@Tester101 I prefer shopvacs that suck. – BMitch Aug 24 '12 at 16:07

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