I have loads of pieces of cloth, and loads of scraps, and loads of rags. I especially save a piece of cloth if I haven't got one like it. But I never know what is "lint-free" and what isn't.
My immediate need is to clean the printhead of a bubblejet printer, because I don't want any lint particles clogging the print jets. I have a commercial head cleaner (although being commercial just means someone was selling it. There is no evidence yet that it works. But if I use a lint free cloth, I know it won't make it worse.) So I need something porous that will hold a little liquid cleaner, but not linty.
My first inclination is that any man-made fiber would work. I still have scraps from 1971 when I was a nightwatchman at a fabric dying factory in Queens. True scraps, nothing more than triangles 4 inches by 12. It's 100% polyester, or something like that. Does that mean it's lint free?
But this question has come up in my mind many times, and I finally thought to ask you folk. What is a lint-free cloth, and do I already have one?
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