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    Old 11-14-2011, 09:58 AM
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    Default Nifty cleaning accessory.. cotton makeup "rounds" for cleaning

    Lacking cotton balls to apply non-pumice hand cleaner to our little 99 g-daughter project, I rummaged around in one of our daughter's left behind (grew up, moved out to a place of her own) junk in a bathroom drawer. Found cotton "rounds" meant for makeup removal. Little pads about 2 inches in diameter, soft and supple. Used them with great success in gently applying cleaner, metal polish and wax to the project machine. They hold together VERY well and allow me to scrub a little without shredding.Turn them over and you have a new surface! your mileage may vary. Don
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    Old 11-14-2011, 10:32 AM
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    I use those too. Sometimes I grab them in a pair of hemostat clamps and use them like a giant cotton swab! Really comes in handy when you have a lot of goopy stuff to get off from inside a machine.

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    Old 11-14-2011, 05:02 PM
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    They are handy little things, aren't they? Thanks for the idea, and I will keep that in mind when I get back to my treadle.
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    Old 11-15-2011, 07:46 AM
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    Good idea. I will add those to my cleaning kit. Another thing that I have found for my kit is throat swabs. They have longer sticks than Q-tips and the sticks are stronger and have a longer reach.
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    Old 11-15-2011, 12:54 PM
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    All of these are great ideas. I just finished semi-cleaning an antique Davis machine, and wish I had thought of those makeup remover pads and the throat swabs. Qtips are really too pliable to do a great job of scrubbing in hard to reach places.
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    Old 11-17-2011, 04:09 AM
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    Great idea = thanks for posting
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