Dust

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by Olllie, May 17, 2010.

  1. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    It's ruining my life. Gets fucking everywhere! I got a very small room so only takes about a week before my decks and records have a fine coating.

    Been cleaning with a dry cloth but doesn't seem to be picking it all up.

    What's the best solution or product for easy and thorough dusting? I was thinking of getting a can of compressed air but i'm not sure how long the can would last so could be expensive.
     
  2. damnjungle

    damnjungle New Member

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    dust covers! life saver trust me. i was using compressed air to get it all the cracks an duster wipes for months then moved in a tiny flat with my girlfriend and invested in sum dust covers, now i love em saves me so much time!
     
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  3. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    I'm using the technics dustlids, i'm also talking about the dust that gets on the top of the lids and in between the bits of the mixer. Good shout though i'll try and find a nice fabric cover for the mixer
     
  4. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    peel off all of your skin - i heard that like 70% of dust is dead skin cells, no skin - no dust. Problem solved and all you'd need was a potato skinner!
     
  5. DTR

    DTR the village idiot

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    I cover our stuff with a big England flag, it keeps a lot of the dust off
     
  6. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    pisses me off aswell, gets so dusty so quickly its ridiculous¬!
     
  7. damnjungle

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    old t-shirt on the mixer all the way! got covers on the turntables but u cnt get ones fo most mixers.
     
  8. Kit

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    Just an old t-shirt or sheet over the mixer like jungle said mate. I never use to cover the Technics with anything, just the standard lids. The edges and tops of the lids get dusty, but TBH that doesn't really matter, just as long as the decks themselves are dust free. I know it's a pain in the arse but always put the dust lids back on after a mix, it saves a lot of ballache later on.

    How are they treating you anyway?
     
  9. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    Perfect cheers for asking. So glad I bought these from you and didn't risk another ebay purchase. Finally got my money back for the broken ones so all is well.

    Never take the lids off anyway as they don't seem to get in the way as my table's high enough.
     
  10. dnbkingz

    dnbkingz bollocks

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    I just let the needles take he dust off and then i gently rub the needle to wipe it off.

    Bad me.
     
  11. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    Pretty minor really. Mine are dusty as fuck and I'm not arsed in the slightest.
     
  12. JamesZero

    JamesZero aka Zero Beats

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  13. dizzzeejungle

    dizzzeejungle Junglist Down Under..

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    I just throw a bedsheet over everything + keep a paintbrush near the decks in case i need to clean the needles
     
  14. Krispy

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    Same here, I just wipe em off once a month or so with some disinfectant wipes or something

    meh, whatever..