It can blow out grit if cleaning them regular way doesn’t work. Or it can dry faster after cleaning.
Personally I use acetone (100%, not to be confused with off the shelf nail polish remover which has additives) and then spin dry on a pencil, acetone seems to evaporate off faster than mineral spirits.
Though that may just be my perception and brain damage from the fumes.
In your case I think it’s just a matter of cleaning the lube off. So if you don’t have compressed air I wouldn’t sweat it and just let it dry normally.
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