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dirty Giotto, anyone else have this?

 
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Jul 05, 2008 08:15 |  #1

I bought a Giotto blower last year, I dont recall where to be honest its been so long but anyway I tried using it a couple times on my 20D and it always ended up being more dirty than when I started :(

Today I decided to look at it, I pulled the 2 end pieces out and cold water in there gave it a quick shake and then dumped the water into a clear glass, holy crap a ton of crap floating in the water. I did this over and over and finally cleaned it with hot water and a tiny bit of soap and now its clean.

it appears to be clean now but wondering if anyone else had this issue?

it has giotto written on it so it does not appear to be some cheap knockoff unless there are fakes out there

oh well I will let it dry out and give it a try again :)


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Jul 05, 2008 08:33 |  #2

hmm now that its dry I can still see this dry white powder crap inside of it again :( tried a quick water test again and sure enough white flakes coming out again :(

so now its in a dipper boiling, hopefully this gets rid of the crap, I noticed when I got it new this white stuff was on the outside and I had a heck of a time getting it off


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Jul 05, 2008 13:46 |  #3

so boiling it for 30 mins with a little soap worked perfect :) no more dirt woo


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Jul 05, 2008 14:30 |  #4

I read something about this a while back; don't remember if it was old or a bad batch..


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