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use an air hose (from a garage)

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Good idea, thanks. Perhaps I'll borrow a can of "air duster" at work.
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For the likes of Dust / Corn flakes that have ended up within the key, then air duster will be best, however, if your looking to clean something more "sticky" (maybe melted chocolate for example) I suggest a tootpick and a baby wipe! its small so gets into places, and containts mild enough cleansing agents to remove the cack without any damage.
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For the likes of Dust / Corn flakes that have ended up within the key, then air duster will be best, however, if your looking to clean something more "sticky" (maybe melted chocolate for example) I suggest a tootpick and a baby wipe! its small so gets into places, and containts mild enough cleansing agents to remove the cack without any damage.
Yeah - I didn't discover baby wipes until we had children but now I don't know how I managed without them. I still find it incredible that they shift ANYTHING but are still safe for use on children. Good call.
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I agree with you there ED209 - Babies can bring a lot of new discoveries! even if it is the magic power that is Baby Wipes!

Im full of useless information, that is rarely needed, but sometimes like this its good to have :P lol.

And if anyone was wondering what a tootpick was, it was meant to be tooth pick just my cack spelling...
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I found that mine was sticking because a little roll pin had started to work its way out and was dragging.
Open key half way and you will see it. Pushed it back in and all is good.
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The most-used key for our Soul had this happen - the pin actually wore down to where it wouldn't stay in place.

Not sure if the US Soul key is exactly the same, but it was close enough to other flip keys I've messed with. Easy to pop open - just look out for the spring clip thingy = and I used a piece of a finish nail, cut and edges cleaned up, that was a good fit, which I then flattened ever so slightly (hammer on an anvil) so it was a tight fit, and added a drop of superglue. I don't remember exactly when I "fixed" it, but I know it's been more years since I did than it had been from new when I had to.
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