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How do i clean a bulb without removing etching? « on: January 26, 2024, 07:43:39 PM » Author: wharinterrobang
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Re: How do i clean a bulb without removing etching? « Reply #1 on: January 27, 2024, 06:07:15 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
 I just carefully clean around the etch .
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Re: How do i clean a bulb without removing etching? « Reply #2 on: January 27, 2024, 08:39:38 PM » Author: Maxim
I typically use a damp paper towel or cloth and lightly run it over the etch area. Typically, I only lose etches if my skin directly contacts the etch; I believe oils in the skin cause this, but I'm not entirely sure.

But, if your tube or lamp is extremely valuable to you, do what Tim (Wide-Lite) said, just in case.
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Re: How do i clean a bulb without removing etching? « Reply #3 on: January 27, 2024, 08:49:07 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
 I killed one with windex and a paper towel .  :(
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Re: How do i clean a bulb without removing etching? « Reply #4 on: February 26, 2024, 11:14:51 PM » Author: 108CAM
I usually use a damp cloth or paper towel to clean the parts with no etching then use a cotton tip to clean around the etch.
The cotton bud method also works really well for cleaning the small gaps between the tubes of CFL and PL lamps.
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Re: How do i clean a bulb without removing etching? « Reply #5 on: February 26, 2024, 11:31:29 PM » Author: RRK
In the times of COVID craze I accidentally found out that synthetic alcohol wipes, cheap at any pharmacy, are also a very convenient and efficient way to clean almost anything, from a fly-ridden refrigerator to lamp surfaces. Gentle on a glass, but MAY remove some poorly made etchings/markings. Now I always keep a box of them just in case.

 
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