How do you salvage perfectly good but filthy electronics and tools?
August 7, 2012 3:07 PM Subscribe
Your best hacks for cleaning filthy items such as computers, electronics, tools?
posted by momochan to home & garden (14 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I inherited many possessions of a relative who died recently. He was an early adapter in the computer/hacker world and his apartment was a treasure trove of great things- cd burner, MacBook, tools like you wouldn't believe and all sorts of great pop culture items from the last 40 years. The problem is that he was very messy hoarder type and all of his stuff has a layer of sticky film covered with dust. I've been trying to clean the items with a magic eraser sponge and typical house hold cleaners but it's not working as well as I would like. Anyone have any deep cleaning ideas/hacks to help me clean up electronics and/or tools? Can I run tools like screwdrivers, wrenches and hammers through a dishwasher? Obviously I know I can't submerge electronics, but are there other options of cleaning these items without soaking them? There is also furniture with the same issue- just sticky with dirt and grim. Halp!