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After a similar issue, this is what I found effective: Find a large funnel, perhaps 20 cm (8 in.) across, and tape it to the hose of a shop vac that can handle water. Place the funnel on one spot at a time to pull up water, shutting the vacuum before moving to another spot. (The force can pull up carpet if used injudiciously.) Use many large, fluffy towels, ...


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I use hard papers and put them below my hand so my skin would not touch them.


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The safest way to dry a wet carpet is to crank up the heating to full power. The warm air can retain more moisture than cool air and slowly draws the moisture from the carpet. Frequently (3 - 5 times a day) open all the windows as far as possible to let the moist, warm air out and let cool, dry air in. If the ambient air is very moist where you live, you ...


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Moisure is a problem for some 3D printer filaments. They are typically shipped in vacuum sealed bags with a small desiccant package within. Once opened, it can be challenging to keep the filament moisture free. I found plastic bins with a seal around the lid and clamping handles, but the desiccant bottles within would load up in short order, telling me the ...


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Some years ago, I stained some clothing with curry and nothing would remove the stain. Then, it accidentally got left on the washing line for 2 or 3 sunny days in a row - and the stain magically disappeared. My assumption was that UV light is capable of chemically altering the organic compounds a lot quicker than the equivalent man-made dyes. It might be ...


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Water + baking soda The rubber might be permanently damaged but you can salvage it with water and baking soda. I had a similar problem with my mouse. I used baking soda dissolved in water to wipe it clean. It removed the stickiness but the rubber still did not feel the same as before, and it became sticky again after a couple weeks of use. So you probably ...


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If there is contamination left on the rubber, you could use a dish liquid solution on a warm damp dish cloth. Use care and try it along a bottom edge to see if it cleans without extra damage.


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You can try wiping with plain (medical) ethyl or isopropyl alcohol to remove the gooey additives in hand sanitizer, if that is what is making the phone feel sticky. However, there's a chance that the hand sanitizer partially dissolved the rubbery coating, so alcohol could make it worse, or remove the coating completely, so test in a small spot before wiping ...


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Vinegar. Leave submerged for 24 hours or, depending on grime, spray it on a cloth or towel to wipe the dirty surfaces off. Then, rinse lightly, scrub with a light abrasive like baking soda then rinse again and make sure you lightly grease. Preferably with some kind of oil, not WD-40.


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an electric hair clipper works fine for de-pilling cloth items. use the "closest" adjustment setting on the clipper, without any of the hair guides that snap on to the clipper head.


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