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    Can Dusters, last long??

    greetings, just need to know how long these cans last, at NZ$48.00 for can and spray unit i want an idea of how much use i will get out of 1 can.
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    48.00? I could ship you a 5 pack from the states for less than that! I usually go through the standard can of air duster about every 2 months. But, I use it for cleaning my enlarger, spraying negatives, and also cleaning up charcoal drawings when I am working outside of Photography.

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    thanks for the info. Yep, NZ$24.00 a can, though i know if i shop around i will find a better price ~ like 22.00
    2 months is ok. cheers
    CW

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    Ouch, I buy giant size cans from Walmart for about $3 to $4.
    I think they started putting up the price to stop the kids form buying them and sniffing them.

    Next time I come to NZ to visit the relatives I should bring a suitcase full and sell them while there. I wonder if the airline will let me bring them on board?

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    I hate canned air. They're expensive and possibly an environmental hazard. try using a squeeze type bulb like this one instead.
    http://www.meritline.com/rubber-air-...--p-35791.aspx

    You'll save the environment, save money and develop a firmer hand shake ;-)

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    At that price, it might be worth going to a welder's supply and getting a tank of compressed nitrogen, a regulator and fittings. Upfront cost will be more, but it'll last ad infinitum.

    A blow gun and portable tire filler tank can also be had cheap - I used to use this to clean out PC's when I had a PC repair shop. a 5 gallon tank and blow gun costs about $50 together here in the states, and it's $2 - $3 to fill with compressed air at any filling station. The compressed air tanks can get water in them, which might not be great when it spits out onto your prized negative. Moisture filters can be had, however.

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    Get an antistatic brush...and kiss the air goodbye.

    Does a better job and much more environmentally sound...and doesn't stir up the air in your darkroom.

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    I was at Target the other day to buy a duster and they carded me!(I'm 56) I geuss young people have been inhaling them to get high.

    Jeff

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    That's nothing! I was once buying a bag of potato chips at a liquor store and got carded! Who knew, potatoes are controlled substance....:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    thanks all, I have a tyre fill compressor and will get an anti static brush. The canned air does not really do the job.
    Carded at over 40 is gotta be a compliment huh?
    regards
    Craig

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