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Old April 19, 2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Cleansafe "Moisture Free" Air-cans

Do any of you use those aircans to clean your guns? They are most commonly used for keyboards, I think, but it says on the back that firearms is a common use as well.

The can says "moisture free cleaning" on the front and I used one to clean out a glock, but then someone told me air-cans can have moisture in them, which wouldn't be good to blow into a gun, obviously.

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Anyone else use these?
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Old April 20, 2010, 07:03 AM   #2
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Tried it a few times when I was deployed. It was good for blowing the dust out of the grip frame and some exposed areas, but thats about all I was able to accomplish. To do a real good cleaning job, the old-school way is still the best.

Strictly speaking, it is moisture free IN THE CAN. However, when air (or any gas for that matter) is rapidly de-pressurized, its temperature drops and condenses moisture out of the ambient air. So the moisture isnt coming from the can, its coming from the air around you.
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Old April 20, 2010, 07:43 AM   #3
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^^^ Exactly what he said ^^^
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Old April 20, 2010, 08:32 AM   #4
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Be careful not to shake the can while you're using it.
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Old April 20, 2010, 09:46 PM   #5
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I actually use those to blow out the Hoppes #9 from all those little crevises. works really well for me!

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Old April 21, 2010, 02:50 AM   #6
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Be careful not to shake the can while you're using it.
Turn the can upside down for a blast of instant cold. It's great for when you are trying to freeze stuff. (Like gum stuck in carpet.)
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Old April 27, 2010, 07:00 AM   #7
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A buddy of mine was stationed as an MP in the early phases of Iraq- he said when they weren't "huffing" the duster cans, they were blowing sand out of their berettas!
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Old April 27, 2010, 07:24 AM   #8
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Not knowing better, I used this to clean dust out of one of our computers. Shorted out several electrical components. I know better now.
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