Cleaning camera with electric toothbrush

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The other day I replaced my dilapidated brush on my electric toothbrush and I thought the old one would make an excellent way to clean those corners in the camera that accumulate dust.
I scrubbed the old brush and left it to dry for a few days.
Tried it out last night on my EM1
It worked very well.

The bristles were softer and well splayed (yes it was well overdue for replacement! )
Previously I'd poked in corners with a cloth, hanky but didn't have same effect as this.

When I first got my toothbrush few years back I thought they were useful for other applications but never explored that.
Just need some sanding pads and I could use in my woodworking 🙂
 

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I have old toothbrushes in every toolbox and cleaning cupboard.

For a stiffer clean, denture brushes work very well also. I must buy some more of these, as the batch inherited from my father in law are starting to resemble plastic sticks. These can also be turned into a different kind of cleaning tool with some imaginative reshaping.
 
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An interesting idea, but i would be worried about pushing dirt into where it should not go.
But then I worry too much :)
I'd thought about that and avoided areas where such could happen.
Hopefully! 😊
I've used old toothbrushes for yonks, but looking at the rather bedraggled and about to be discarded electric brush I thought I'd give it an extended life.
It does (IMO) give a better clean than a manual brush.
Manual brushes haven't been displaced from my toolbox though
 

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I guess we are talking about the exterior, and NOT the sensor or shutter...
 

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Ya the toothbrush won't really help on those. I recommend steel wool or a brass bristled tool on a Dremel.
:roflmao:
Smoker's toothpowder + electric toothbrush would shift even the most stubborn sensor dust. Just don't forget to wash the residue away with a kettle of boiling water afterwards. Job done. 👍
 
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Well! Here's my thread, completely covered in all manner of spit'n dribble, toothpaste now valve grinding paste :laugh:

:Welcome: to all an sundry. Keep em coming :rofl:
 

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I use spectacle lens cleaner on a microfiber cloth to clean the sensor. Then cover it with an lcd screen protecto, cut down from an olld Kindle. No more dust of grease for me..
 

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