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Hand wipes

From: Hugh Phibbs <h-phibbs>
Date: Monday, May 24, 2004
Patti Gibbons <pgibbons [at] uchicago__edu> writes

>I am interested to know if anyone has experiences with using
>commercially available hand wipes (or baby wipes) in a special
>collections reading room setting. Would you recommend using (or not
>using) hand wipes?

Since commercial products may contain unknown ingredients, the
consequences of their usage can never be fully anticipated. One can
create effective wipes by placing paper towels in a lidded plastic
box and adding enough water and alcohol that the stack of towels
will become damp, but not soggy. These towels can be used for
cleaning glazing used in framing and other cleaning tasks, without
beading or deposition of lint.

Hugh Phibbs
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC  20565

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:71
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Received on Monday, 24 May, 2004

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