Gel sticks?

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  1. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Good, bad? I've tried using swabs and they just move the dust around. I've heard good things about the gel sticks.

    Anyone have experiences with them?

    Thanks.


     
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    Do you mean for sensor cleaning?
     
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    I've been using the swabs with good results for years. I heard really good things about the gel sticks as well though, so I got one.

    My experience with it was that, like the swabs, it doesn't work in one pass like magic. What I experienced is that it didn't work unless used several times with a close look using a lighted loupe and a few test frames in between until it's really clear again. All in all, I still like the swabs better.
     
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    ugh... good to know, but disappointing. I've had no luck with swabs, so hoping the gel sticks would be a better way, and more affordable than constantly getting it done professionally. Thanks.
     

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