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Deodorant & Antiperspirant - Damage Components?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Huxley2k7, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Huxley2k7

    Huxley2k7

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    Well guys, what do you think?

    For years now i've been using 'SURE' antiperspirant, which is the whiter, thicker variant of deodorant. Whenever i put this stuff on, my room fills up with a mini cloud of the stuff for a short period of time, no matter how much you use. Now, like i said, i been using this stuff for ages and for ages i have noticed this stuff settles like dust. Thick white dust. Whenever i clean my room, i can trail my finger along a line of dust and every time it will smell like my antiperspirant. On to my computer... Whenever i open my baby up for a clean, after i haven't cleaned it out for a while, i can trail my finger along the dust at the bottom of the case and low and behold, it smells of that damn antiperspirant! Also, if i take out my graphics card and blow into the heat sync to clear out the clogged up dust, it smells of that stuff!

    Now if this shit settles so much, gets into components and fans and god knows where else, how damaging can this stuff be for computer components? And i know im not the only one who uses deodorant, so this could be effecting a wide range of people!

    Up till now i've just shrugged it off, but what if it is actually doing a lot of harm to my system?

    What do you guys think?
     
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    I can't imagine it being less harmful than dust, so I would treat it at least as such. On the other hand, it's probably a bit stickier than dust, and if it gets caked on thick enough, it's gonna start hindering stuff. Stuck in fans, dust can cause video card artifacts, etc.

    Plus it's not normal and it's alarming, so get better deodorant! (I can only use Old Spice High Endurance because it lasts the longest, and it's not powdery)
     
  3. zekrahminator

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    I think you need to get a STICK of deodorant instead of a spray bottle :p.

    The worst my stick of Sure has ever done to me is made me smell like a tube of Elmer's glue. And that kind of thing gets all the meth chicks, so I don't think it's all that bad :laugh:.
     
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    If you wanna turn a lady's nose, get the After Hours body wash from Old Spice. They now have a matching deodorant. My girlfriend loves the smell.
     
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    This is what i mean, it can be sticky and such, more harmful than dust! Maybe i should change my deodorant...


    But those sticks suck, you roll 'em on then 30 minutes later you'll need to top it up! Not saying im some kind of sweaty betty here but i think you know what i mean? :D
     
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    You're not using the right stick then. Try the Old Spice High Endurance. I've tried many sticks, and it's the only one that keeps me from smelling like a guy. I can apply at 7am and I smell just fine when I get into bed at 11pm.

    Granted, I have an office job and I'm not a sweaty person.
     
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    That stuff clogs in your underarm hair when you sweat, which you still do even though its anti-persperent!

    You wanna try lynx, its bam chikka bam bam to the ladies lol, my girlfriend loves it :)
     
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    I used to use Lynx back in the day but everyone round here thinks its tacky for some reason, no offense to you mate! Besides its more like a body spray, it doesn't prevent you from sweating.

    ANYWAY! This thread isn't about what body spray we blokes use, its about deodorant damaging our previous hardware! :cry:
     
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    People believe antiperspirant prevents sweating?
     
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    We've already established that it's harmful. I mean, it can't be harmless, right?
     
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    You mean *I* believe it prevents me from sweating? No not really, but its much more effective than spraying on some watery perfume.

    Anyway guys this is going way off-topic in a weird on-topic kind of way. :rolleyes:

    Well i'd like to see some other peoples opinions on the matter too.
     
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    No it's not. We told you it's probably bad, and now we're trying to sway you to a better deodorant. You can't go wrong with a non-powdery stick. No area of effect damage. :D
     
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    Haha, okay okay, i'll change my deodorant... :cry:
     
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    Have you tried putting your deoderant on in a different room? Perhaps the bathroom, like a normal person?
     
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    Feh. I used to put mine on in my room 'cause that's where I get dressed. I don't like putting it on until I have a shirt on, otherwise I'll get it all over the shirt.

    Since the girlfriend moved in, I get as dressed as I can in the bathroom 'cause she gets to sleep longer. I put on at least my undershirt in the bathroom, so I apply deodorant in there as well.
     
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    Holy shit, i'm not normal, im a freak, i apply deodorant in my bedroom! Who the hell are you to say its 'normal' to put deodorant on in the bathroom? I'll put it on wherever i like. Ha.
     
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    So long as you do put it on.
     
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    I would say its more harmful to your lungs than your hardware! I really wouldnt worry about it!

    Anti-persperent does prevent sweating, thats what its designed for, it contains aluminimun which helps block your pores!
     
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    Freak. :)
     
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    It doesn't prevent it 100%. It's mostly designed to keep your armpits dry to hinder the growth of odor-causing bacteria.

    It's actually aluminum phosphate, which is frowned upon by many people because it's thought to increase one's risk of Alzheimer's.
     
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    Adidas deodorant sucks. I like Gillette for some reason(not the gel stuff).
     
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    I'll attest to Adidas sucking. It doesn't last for shit.
     
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    Yeah, the Adidas stuff sucks.... makes you smell like their shoes
     
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    WTF @ your avatar :roll:

    Someone could photoshop that...
     
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    its the picture from the toothpaste thread....

    sexy isnt it?
     

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