I have found a better way to clean windows, have tried the news paper with
ok results. Use a window cleaner and wipe off with a microfiber towel. The
micro fiber towel will not swish the dirt around but will capture and
retain the dirt. Additionally car wax will help prevent the window from
getting dirty again as quickly and will remove those tough spots.
Is this a variant of the turner's trick of grabbing a handful of swarf
to burnish the finished workpiece? I thought that was mainly
heat and the resins and sap doing a quick polish. I'm partial to the
waxy-string method, myself.
One of my guys used to, and I emphasize 'used to' clean his glasses
with paper shop towels. Scratched the shite out of the coating on his
polycarbonate lenses. Paper is fibre. Fibres have 'ends' on
them...those are scratchy. Do not use TP to blow your nose for any
extended period of time during a cold, you'll end up looking like WC
It is an old bathroom joke consisting of two red corn cobs and one white
- in a box with a cellophane cover and a notice that said "In case of
emergency, break glass." It went on to give instructions something like
"Use red cob first. Then use white cob to see if second red cob needed."
The system will be down for 10 days for preventive maintenance.
Pulp paper is made from wood, rag paper is made from
cloth. Pulp paper is going to scratch a LOT more than
100% rag, as my test on shellac with a sheet of printer
paper bore out last night. Use it for smoothing anything
short of the final glaze coat on French polish.
I've been using the brown paper bag idea for quite a while.
Only slightly off topic: newspaper is probably the best thing to use
to clean glass (eg, your windshield). Seems the ink acts like a fine
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