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Live_Steam_Mad
sage


Reged: 07/24/07

Loc: Moss Bank, St.Helens, England
Re: Old C8 - cleaning corrector plate - advice new [Re: Live_Steam_Mad]
      #6345701 - 01/30/14 05:55 PM

OK so I found a facial tissue with 100 per cent virgin fibre. The brand is called "Elegant" ;-

http://companies.globalmarket.com/elegant-hygiene-pvt-ltd-194015.html

...and it looked like I could get them over here ;-

http://www.staplesdisposables.com/product-detail.aspx?pid=180&product=ele...

...until I realised I had the name of the latter item wrong (Elegant vs Elegance)

Regards,

Alistair G.

Edited by Live_Steam_Mad (01/30/14 05:56 PM)


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Live_Steam_Mad
sage


Reged: 07/24/07

Loc: Moss Bank, St.Helens, England
Re: Old C8 - cleaning corrector plate - advice new [Re: Live_Steam_Mad]
      #6345715 - 01/30/14 06:08 PM

I just learned that according to ConserveATree the "Puff" facial tissues from Procter & Gamble are 100 per cent virgin fibre ;-

http://www.conservatree.org/paper/PaperTypes/tissueconsumer.shtml

...but then they also claim that Kleenex are too, which can be wrong in theory according to Kimberly Clark ("up to 10 per cent recycled" for Kleenex). The "Puff" tissues are only available in USA and would not be likely to be marketted in the UK under that name (if you lived here, you would know why, since "puff" is slang for something "offensive"). The Puff tissues are shown here ;-

http://www.puffs.com/facial-tissues

Ahh wait a mo, I just found the answer on Procter & Gamble's website ;-

http://www.puffs.com/faq

"Are Puffs made from recycled material?
No. Puffs facial tissues are made from virgin wood pulp."

I suppose I could try to get the Puff tissues from Amazon like I got the Windex from LOL.

Regards,

Alistair G.

Edited by Live_Steam_Mad (01/30/14 06:14 PM)


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Joe Cepleur
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/18/10

Loc: Dark North Woods
Re: Old C8 - cleaning corrector plate - advice new [Re: Live_Steam_Mad]
      #6345797 - 01/30/14 06:53 PM

By golly, they've adulterated Kleenex! How shall I ever tell my British friends I'm a "Puffs" man now!

Thank you for this. I shall never advocate for Kleenex agàin, or buy a box for optics. Puffs are readily available here in the former Colonies.


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DocFinance
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Reged: 01/14/14

Loc: Clear Lake, Texas
Re: Old C8 - cleaning corrector plate - advice new [Re: Live_Steam_Mad]
      #6346242 - 01/30/14 10:53 PM

I've always understood that clean (well-washed and lintless) cotten cloth was the way to go, and I save cotton rags just for that purpose. Never damaged any coatings or gotten any scratches that way on lenses, but I've never cleaned any of my mirrors either, other than to blow dust off of them or wash them with distilled water and let them air dry.

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rcwolpert
professor emeritus


Reged: 08/13/12

Loc: San Jose, CA
Re: Old C8 - cleaning corrector plate - advice new [Re: DocFinance]
      #6346357 - 01/31/14 12:02 AM

I've always found Dr. Clay's cleaning techniques to be excellent.
See www.arksky.org/asoclean.htm for a complete description.

- Bob


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Live_Steam_Mad
sage


Reged: 07/24/07

Loc: Moss Bank, St.Helens, England
Re: Old C8 - cleaning corrector plate - advice new [Re: rdandrea]
      #6346409 - 01/31/14 12:53 AM

Quote:

Kimtech Science Kimwipes Delicate Task Wipers have 0% pre- or post-consumer recycled content. I've read various things about the pros and cons of using Kimwipes on optics, but that might be a different avenue to pursue. The website says US only, though.




Yeah, Kimberly-Clark Professional UK have the Kimwipe ;-

http://www.galleonsupplies.co.uk/products.asp?code=7216&name=kimberly-cla...

...but even their Standard White Facial Tissue has 100 per cent virgin fibre ;-

http://www.kcprofessional.co.uk/products/facial-tissue/facial-tissue-box/flat...

...the problem is getting hold of the professional series products...

Regards,

Alistair G.


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Live_Steam_Mad
sage


Reged: 07/24/07

Loc: Moss Bank, St.Helens, England
Re: Old C8 - cleaning corrector plate - advice new [Re: Live_Steam_Mad]
      #6346426 - 01/31/14 01:08 AM

Found the Kleenex Professional tissues at 2 GBP per box with 5 GBP delivery ;-

http://www.thelabwarehouse.com/professional-tissues-kleenex-200x210mm-carton-...

Regards,

ARG


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