Somerville, NJ (February 2002) – When Joe Pimentel’s buddies are busy coughing out fine sand that sneaks through mask seals, the Tracy, Calif., snorkeling enthusiast is busy scoping out the underwater scenery.
His prize-winning secret: Pimentel cleans his equipment with a compressed-gas product, Dust-Off®, most often used to blow away dust on computers. Pimentel’s advice qualified him for one of 101 portable CD player in a new-uses contest sponsored by Dust-Off’s manufacturer.
“A series of blasts leaves my mask and snorkel so clear. If my friends used the Dust-Off, they’d be back in the water like me, exploring exotic fish and caves,” he explains.
Most often found in office-supply stores, Dust-Off was invented in the 1970s so news photographers could safely clean negatives and camera equipment. The Grand-Prize winner, announced last month, won a home electronics package worth $3,000 for his suggested use: cleaning automobile air vents.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Andrew M. Steinman, Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Falcon Safety Products, Inc.
25 Chubb Way, P.O. Box 1299
Somerville, NJ 08876-1299