Originally Posted by grape_escape
I had no problem taking it apart to clean as it is held into place by a Allen screw but I should have mentioned that in the thread. With a lot of patience and small hands I was able to clean the entire inside. Was just wondering if a coat of 303 would help the dirt to not stick.
I actually have small hands and thought I was doing a great job of cleaning the fan and vent. Then, I had to replace the crank mechanism which necessitated removing the fan from the roof. I was surprised to find what I did. Wish I had taken pictures for the group. As someone sensitive to mold and pollen, I will still make removal of the vent part of the cleaning process. There are just many parts of the lid lid you can't see let alone get to. It is less the dust than the condensation which allows mold and mildew to grown in nook and crannies of the lid.
As to the 303, to use it effectively it must be rubbed down which is time consuming. Also, no value to the UV protection. IMHO it is so easy to remove the blade and wash it, I wouldn't take the time with the 303 as it adds another step.