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Posted · Original PosterOP

So when me and Tallon were skyping last night trying to make a video (We couldnt get any working tech scammers phone numbers)  I started to clean my PC, and like most people, I used compressed gas (NOT compressed air) and I'm telling you, Im never using it again. It doesn't work particularly well and I ened up wiping everything with a microfiber cloth but the worst part is my fingers and lips had this awful bitter taste. After some research I learned the bitterant in the gas spreads when you spray it so I got it on my lips! Luckily it went away after 3 hours so it's gone now but other people say it can last up to 3 days so in conclusion, dont use canned compressed gas, use a microfiber cloth or an air compressor. 

 

TL:DR - Dont use compressed gas to clean unless you want a bitter taste


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Most will just to compress air, not gas. Who the heck uses compress gas?!


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Just now, NumLock21 said:

Most will just to compress air, not gas. Who the heck uses compress gas?!

Cans of air aren't usually air, its usually gases like Freon


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1 minute ago, NumLock21 said:

Most will just to compress air, not gas. Who the heck uses compress gas?!

When the company uses butane to compress the air. Or something like that. My cans of compressed air shoot out flammable gas >:D


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4 minutes ago, Clanscorpia said:

So when me and Tallon were skyping last night trying to make a video (We couldnt get any working tech scammers phone numbers)  I started to clean my PC, and like most people, I used compressed gas (NOT compressed air) and I'm telling you, Im never using it again. It doesn't work particularly well and I ened up wiping everything with a microfiber cloth but the worst part is my fingers and lips had this awful bitter taste. After some research I learned the bitterant in the gas spreads when you spray it so I got it on my lips! Luckily it went away after 3 hours so it's gone now but other people say it can last up to 3 days so in conclusion, dont use canned compressed gas, use a microfiber cloth or an air compressor. 

 

TL:DR - Dont use compressed gas to clean unless you want a bitter taste

The bitter taste is to prevent people from getting high off of them, you sure you weren't doing anything else with them.


 

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Just now, TheRandomness said:

When the company uses butane to compress the air. Or something like that. My cans of compressed air shoot out flammable gas >:D

Me and my dad did that to kill a wasp nest. xD It was funny im going to become a murderer now


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Me and my dad did that to kill a wasp nest. xD It was funny im going to become a murderer now

I set my carpet on fire. And a C2D E6600 which survived being on fire. 


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Just now, SLAYR said:

The bitter taste is to prevent people from getting high off of them, you sure you weren't doing anything else with them.

I can guarantee you, I know that, I was doing research. A lot of other people were doing that, ask @ShadowTechXTS he can tell you that I wasnt inhaling it or he'd have been able to tell.


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Just now, Sakkura said:

It's not freon, that's banned. But it is some other gas that's easier to liquefy than air.

Sorry I meant similar to freon. I think its li di-something flouron


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been using compressed gas for decades, never had problems. Last 2 cans I had lasted less than 6 months.

 

Also, how uses ONLY compressed gas when cleaning a PC?

 

I personally never use it inside, I always go outside, use a few blast of "air" to get most of the dust out, then go back inside to finish with anti-static cloth.


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Just now, wkdpaul said:

 

Also, how uses ONLY compressed gas when cleaning a PC?

 

I didnt, I used a microfiber cloth


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1 minute ago, Clanscorpia said:

I didnt, I used a microfiber cloth

from you post you said you "ended up wiping everything with a microfiber cloth" ... to me it sounds you were trying to clean the PC only with the compressed gas and only used the cloth when you realized it wasn't enough.

 

It might just be that you didn't word it correctly.

 

 

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but the worst part is my fingers and lips had this awful bitter taste.

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so, not wearing gloves and not washing your hands I see ... xD

 

 


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2 minutes ago, wkdpaul said:

from you post you said you "ended up wiping everything with a microfiber cloth" ... to me it sounds you were trying to clean the PC only with the compressed gas and only used the cloth when you realized it wasn't enough.

 

It might just be that you didn't word it correctly.

 

 

also;

so, not wearing gloves and not washing your hands I see ... xD

 

 

Water doesnt make it go away I washed my hands 3 times with soap and water


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1 minute ago, TheSuspect said:

Funniest title I've ever seen.

Why?

 


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4 minutes ago, Clanscorpia said:

Water doesnt make it go away I washed my hands 3 times with soap and water

yeah, if you want a tip, chemicals are often not water soluble so a better option to wash your hands is to use isopropyl alcohol. I often use that to remove fuel or engine oil smell after I've worked on my car (though I honestly don't know if it would work with the compressed gas bitter agent!)


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Just now, wkdpaul said:

yeah, if you want a tip, chemicals are often not water soluble so a better option to wash your hands is to use isopropyl alcohol. I often use that to remove fuel or engine oil smell after I've worked on my car (though I honestly don't know if it would work with the compressed gas bitter agent!)

Its basically completely gone away


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1 minute ago, wkdpaul said:

yeah, if you want a tip, chemicals are often not water soluble so a better option to wash your hands is to use isopropyl alcohol. I often use that to remove fuel or engine oil smell after I've worked on my car (though I honestly don't know if it would work with the compressed gas bitter agent!)

The chemical is Denatonium which is the most bitter thing on earth


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2 minutes ago, Clanscorpia said:

Its basically completely gone away

I know, I mean "next time"


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1 minute ago, wkdpaul said:

I know, I mean "next time"

Yeah :P Its still on my keyboard though so it keeps getting on my fingers


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2 minutes ago, Clanscorpia said:

Yeah :P Its still on my keyboard though so it keeps getting on my fingers

You should try cleaning the keyboard with a cloth and a bit of isopropyl alcohol on it ... I use 70%, not sure if the cheaper 50% would work too.


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8 minutes ago, Canada EH said:

Wouldnt Micro-Fibre cause ESD, unless you meant case, mouse, monitor, speakers, keyboard, and not the inside of the case.

I used it on the inside of my case, the fans, and the mobo heatsinks. I dont think it would if you ground it because there would be no electrical difference. I was touching the case the whole time btw


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