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LPT: get a 12 pack of cheap microfiber towels from Amazon. They are big, but they work soooo well at cleaning glasses. Without any kind of water or solution, they will get all the oil off with just a wipe or two. I've since had LASIK, which I also recommend, but buy those microfiber towels. Not the thin ones you get with your glasses. Get the big fluffy ones and keep one at work, in your car, in your bag, at home. If you're as obsessive about keeping your glasses perfectly clean as I was, they'll be a godsend.
I'm talking about these:
I went a little overkill and got this set of 24 from Amazon Basics - they kind of get fluff and fuzz stuck in them but they do the job. I use them for EVERYTHING from my face to washing the bathtub.
I got these on Amazon recently! They're nice and soft and work well.
They're a recent purchase and I haven't yet tried to wash them but I don't see that being an issue.
No, the cloths for eyeglasses should be okay, I'm talking about the microfiber cloths like these.
Paper towels have fibers that will also cause swirling on the plexi, so yeah, whatever the smoothest cloth you have that's non-abrasive is fine.
No don't dilute. The idea is that the alcohol makes it evaporate so quickly that it won't leave a residue.
Anything sold as a "microfiber cloth" (like this) should work nicely. If you don't have a clean one around, an old cotton t-shirt works really well too. Something like a Hanes white undershirt.
Water + microfiber cloth. Make sure you at least have 2 microfiber cloths. Don't use the microfiber cloths for glasses. In my experience they dont really clean the smudges and fingerprints. They only make it worse specially when it is wet. Use something like this [link] (you can buy 3 packs afaik). Use one for the actual cleaning and one for dry wiping/final wipe. Just make sure the cloth is not dripping wet.
I would just suggest to keep wiping it down I use a microfiber cloth
Oh just like a regular microfiber washcloth! These are similar to the ones we use at work :
And they are reusable! We just wash them every day and only use designated colored rags for each area (pink for bathroom sink and toilet, green for shower, yellow for kitchen and other surfaces)
I'm not sure really a "life hack" but buy a pack of microfiber clothes and wash them instead of paper towels.
Way cheaper and way less wasteful. I bought this pack like 3 years ago and still have the same like six pack of paper towels from them too.....occasionally a mess like cat puke is too gross.
The 24 pack lasts me basically a week.
I think that depends. For example, this type of microfiber cloth I do agree with you that it could be kind of aggressive depending on the surface, but the cleaning glasses microfiber cloth type are much softer and not aggressive at all.
No heating, but you may use a fan.
Personally, I use a microfiber cleaning cloth after rinsing my toy to remove most of the water, then let it dry open. The microfiber cleaning cloth leaves no fibers on the material, hence the reason I prefer such cloth to any random cotton or terry cloth.
Using the Amazon brand microfiber cleaning cloth, I find that my Tenga Flip is fully dry in less than an hour : I can then put it back in storage right there (if I'm in a hurry).
Mine is very close to the day I bought it apart from some very minor break in and I've been using it heavily for just over two months.
I just use a thick microfiber rag to clean it once a week. Just wet one side of the rag and scrub over the pad twice, then I scrub it again with the dry side afterwards. The pads normally completely dry within an hour or so and afterwards the glide is back to pretty much out of the box.
I think due to the material that's used sweat, oil, and grime stay VERY close to the surface of the pad and affect glide relatively quickly if not cleaned away. At least that's my layman's belief. The pad is amazing if you ask me, i wouldn't give up on it too quickly.
Edit: This is the kind of cloth I use: [link]
I just wet the cloth with plain water, no soap or chemicals. I might use soap if I end up doing a full wash in a tub or sink, but since I'm letting it air dry I avoid anything like that.
Hope that helps!
Edit: For reference these are the kind of microfiber cloth that I use:
Sorry for the long reply!
Well, I used both the glasses cloth and a cloth similar to this one. I did not buy this exact one, but the texture is similar. I assume they're the same thing.
I'll heed your tips! Thank you for that!
I've bought mine from Amazon, Walmart, the dollar store... they are super cheap and they're basically all the same. You can get a huge pack of them on Amazon for like $10-15. I've DEFINITELY used the ones here before.
You may want to consider buying a universal screen protector designed for laptops that you can cut to fit your screen. That will probably be better than that thin film they put on anyways.
And I have something like this I keep in my car.
AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - 24-Pack [link]
Hey, thanks for the comment! About the microfiber towels- are you talking about the kind that you generally wipe your glasses with, or these things? [link]
I'll go ahead and pick those up for wiping things down, if they are what you're talking about!
Pretty sure they were referring to the AmazonBasics microfiber cloths. They are about 11x15" and currently 24 for $10
I do it dry but you can do it wet after you wash it! I just spot clean my brushes before or after each use with the microfiber cloth (I don't have time to wash my brushes every day. I wash them every other week). I bought these microfiber cloths on Amazon because I also love them for cleaning but I think I've seen smaller packs at CVS or Walmart!
this - i use micro fibre cloths and lightly rub my skin when i cleanse at night. I use these exact ones
for potty accidents i used these:
and would just wash them whenever i used them. they absorbed more than paper towels and I could wash and reuse them. felt less wasteful to me
I'll leave this here... [link]
I keep one in my truck, backpack, desk, coffee table, night stand, kitchen, etc.
as a general rule for cleaning cars, work from least-abrasive to more abrasive. This is less important for glass (because it's harder and doesn't scratch as easily as paint) but is still a good general rule to follow.
What this means for glass is: Start with a good microfiber and quality glass cleaner. Buff it well and dry it thoroughly - then test (with a garden hose). If that doesn't work, try something a little more abrasive, then follow up with the glass cleaner again to remove the abrasive. Re-test. etc.
In other words, do these steps until it's clean. If step 1 is good enough, stop. Don't do step 2 etc.
Step 1: Use a good microfiber towel and good paint-safe glass cleaner. Stoner's Invisible Glass is kind of the go-to cleaner but something like Windex works in a pinch (the detail crowd would disagree vehemently with me on this! the ammonia in Windex can etch paint if you're not careful) Spray the glass thoroughly and spritz a little on the towel itself then buff it thoroughly with a little pressure. Dry with a 2nd microfiber then check to see if it's clean with a garden hose.
Step 2: If that doesn't get it off, go with a very mild abrasive, being careful not to get any on the paint. Use Bon Ami ([link] ) or BarKeeper's Friend ([link] )plus a little water to make a thin paste. Again, scrub with a microfiber and very little pressure. Buff it, then clean with the Invisible Glass and re-test with the garden hose.
Step 3: Use a clay bar ([link] ) with a little Quick Detail (Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Detail is good - that comes with the kit I linked) or soapy water as lubricant. I'd actually do step 2 (bon ami), then step 3 (clay bar), then step 1 (glass cleaner) in this case.
Step 4: scrape with a brand-new razor blade plus some glass cleaner as lubricant. Follow up with the Bon Ami, the claybar, then the glass cleaner.
Microfibers: Microfibers are the absolute CORE of good auto detailing. Get some good ones - it's worth your while and unless you get into the boutique towels, it's really not all that expensive, and they will last a long time & can be used all over the car. Costco has 30 of them for $15 or something like that and they're really pretty decent quality. Look for the big pack of yellow microfibers. Amazon Basics has some decent ones as well: [link] -- for the "best quality at a decent price" I'd go with the Rag Company. They even have some glass-specific towels: [link] While you're there, get a good drying towel too!! I can't recommend the Platinum Pluffle or Dry Me a River Jr. towels enough - night-and-day difference when washing a car :)
At this point you want to stop any new corrosion, so a light oil will be a good start. Rem-Oil in the spray-can will be good. Use a micro-fiber cloth to wipe with as it'll be gentle (Amazon sells a bundle as part of their "Amazon Basics" line). For the bore, the Hoppes Boresnake is fast and easy.
Store it wrapped in a clean & dry microfiber inside the house, away from the bathroom or other source of humidity. Of course, make sure a child can't access it (most states now have laws about this). Re-oil it yearly, or after handling.
Just use a dry microfiber cloth to clean your screen. If a dry cloth doesn't do it then get the cloth damp with plain water and use that. Then carefully buff dry with a different dry microfiber cloth.
You shouldn't need to clean your screen with a wet cloth very often as long as you aren't touching it. For dust a dry microfiber cloth or one of those Swiffer Dusters will do the job nicely.
Honestly, get a pack of these. Phones, laptops, vr, tablets, whatever. They are the best cleaning cloth ive found, and use them daily.
Seems to me that the paper towel has scratched the FEP, they can be quite abrasive, and the scrapers are not great either as you could leave creases or scratches on the surface. I've done this before my first time cleaning the FEP and it will most likely lead to more issues later.
I'd change it and get yourself some microfibre towels for cheap on Amazon, like these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009FUF6DM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They work great for cleaning the FEP. A point on that, you only really need to clean it if you're changing the resin, otherwise. just use a rubber spatula and skim the surface to check for any resin cured to the FEP. Then just top up the resin and go.
The scratches son the build plate are normal, if you saw mine you'd be horrified. As. long as they aren't gouges and you can't feel them with your nail then they're all good.
This is a great deal. They're useful for so many things, including cleaning your lenses.
/u/emptystreets130 is right, check out r/AutoDetailing. I just ordered my interior cleaning stuff last night from Amazon, I can share what I ordered below for reference:
Microfiber Cleaning Cloths ([link]) - you can get whichever brand you want, I think Meguiar's has some that people like but it's a little pricey (3 cloths for $9-10).
Lexol Conditioner Cleaner Kit ([link]) - for deep cleaning, once every 3-6 months (depending on your user of the vehicle)
Lexol All Leather Clean Care ([link]) - for regular cleaning, every 1-2 months (depending on your use of the vehicle).
Meguiar's Interior Cleaning ([link]) - clean the interior (dashboard, steering wheel, door plastic panel, etc)
Invisible Glass Cleaner ([link]) - exterior cleaning for glass, windshield, mirrors, etc
I'm wondering myself if I missed anything for interior cleaning. For exterior cleaning, since we live in apartment and have not officially moved into our house, I may just take it to a reputable car wash that I have been using for several years on my previous vehicles and just pay the exterior cleaning fee.. once we move, I will look into doing exterior detailing myself.
Balls. Pinballs need to be replaced every so many years.
Cleaning supplies... like micro fiber towels, isopropyl alcohol, maybe a tin of Carnauba car wax and glass cleaner.
A bit more game specific... rubber ring kits. Rubber rings get old and worn out and have to be replaced at some point. Kits are generally sub $20.
I'd also highly recommend Super-Bands for the flippers if they don't already have them. They run about $2 a pop.
If you can find out what games they have, we can point you to more specific items.
Thanks! Much appreciated. These are the cloths I use, do you think they old scratch the screen if I used just a dry one?
They are everywhere. Amazon, Walmart, auto parts stores will have them by the car wash supplies...
Like these, you can buy them just about everywhere.
Use these (also great for glasses, phones, etc.):
Put windshield washer fluid ($2/gallon) in a small spray bottle. Use newspaper if you have it, otherwise a microfiber cloth (~$0.50 each depending on qty)
Microfiber cloth is thicker so it picks up more oils. The cloth for psvr use too thin. I is these
Don't worry about fingerprints when you're moving the TV. Just move the TV safely and then clean it with a microfiber cloth, like these:
If you have friends, consider Tabletop Simulator. It pretty much has an infinite amount of replay-ability. I would also vouch for Rocket League.
If you're into mods there's also a lot of games on Steam and in general with lots of mod support. (Minecraft comes to mind)
Also consider getting a better mouse, or microfiber cloths to clean your PC area, or save a little bit more and buy a UPS to protect your investment.
AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - 24 Pack... and don't use any cleaning chemicals, only water and only for stuff that doesn't come off with just the cloth.
AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - 24 Pack [link]
Personally I always use a Microfibre cloth, I find the Amazon Basics ones quite good. For making the screen shine I use Whoosh! it's a safe non-chemical cleaning spray bottle in 3 different sizes, makes the screen like new.
Maybe physical exfoliation on top of chemical? Do you use bar soap or loofah with body wash? Try a microfiber cloth, like these:
AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - 24 Pack
I bought these and I've been happy with them. Plus you get SO MANY. A few of mine have definitely been repurposed for cleaning <_<
Emphasis on the sham part.
24 Shammies for $10