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Removing tiny foam debris
Posted by kasskaboose on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:15 PM

I did some more work and trying to remove the tiny pieces of foam or plaster.  I used tweezers and a brush but some of the pieces are too small.  Should I cover it with foam or leave alone?  The pieces are sporadic and tiny so not sure anyone will notice/care.  I do since I made the mess!

Thanks.

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Posted by tloc52 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:26 PM

I've had the same issue and yes people will notice. I use the tweezers and when that doesn't  work, I use the vacuum. I put a coffee filter in the nozzle and pick out the foam and reuse the ground foam.    TomO

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Posted by cowman on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:11 PM

There are sets of small vacuum tools with an adapter to your regular vacuum hose.  Micro-Mark has them.  They are small and get into the tiny places on the layout.  I'd still use some sort of screen, as mentioned above to catch the foam so you can reuse it.

Good luck,

Richard

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Posted by joe323 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:37 AM

Panty hose material works as a screen on my dust buster.  I just wait until the wife gets a run and salvage the trash.  Secure it with a rubber band.

Joe Staten Island West 

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Posted by RR_Mel on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:20 AM

I went with a Mini Vac attachment, they work great to get into tight places.  I made an extension hose from plastic hose from Home Depot so that I don’t have to drag the large vacuum hose across my layout.
 
Don't forget the filter to catch stuff you don't want to lose.
 
Here is an eBay link to the Mini Vac attachments.
 
 
 
Mel
 
Modeling the early to mid 1950s SP in HO scale since 1951
             
 
My Model Railroad   
 
Bakersfield, California
 
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
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Posted by kasskaboose on Friday, July 28, 2017 11:09 PM

Thanks all!

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