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    ShamWow

    That annoying comercial and frequent topic of jokesters in my family. Last year after saying I was disappointed that no one gave me Shamwows for my birthday, They all showered me with Shamwows for Christmas. Although not as advertized I have found a great use for them. After they have been laundered a couple times, they become fuzzy and a great tack rag. It clears all dust and leaves no lint. Throw them in the laundry after a few uses and renewed to their de-dusting glory. I found them to be much better at absorbing dust than water

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    Haven't tried the Sham-Wows, but those microfiber cloths sold for auto detailing also make good tack rags. I buy mine in bundles of 25 at Sam's Club.

    In addition to being good tack rags, the micro fiber ones will find any sanding imperfections by sticking to them - whether you want them to or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Haven't tried the Sham-Wows, but those microfiber cloths sold for auto detailing also make good tack rags. I buy mine in bundles of 25 at Sam's Club.

    In addition to being good tack rags, the micro fiber ones will find any sanding imperfections by sticking to them - whether you want them to or not.
    I found that to be a shamwow procedure as well. Will look at Sams for the bundle of rags, but these Shamwows seem to last a long time.

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    Just don't drop those microfiber rags in the shavings from the lathe. They are like a wood chip magnet! I couldn't get all the chips off the dang thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Daugherty View Post
    Just don't drop those microfiber rags in the shavings from the lathe. They are like a wood chip magnet! I couldn't get all the chips off the dang thing.
    Mostly I drop small things like bushings or nuts off the mandrel or the inserts from my tailstock into the shavings under the lathe... requires a handful by handful search to find it.... they land in the chips, burrow down and then immediately take a left or right so they are never just below where you dropped them.
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    I would like a Snuggie made out of Sham-Wow material. I would put it on and jump into a pool, and soak the whole thing up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Daugherty View Post
    Just don't drop those microfiber rags in the shavings from the lathe. They are like a wood chip magnet! I couldn't get all the chips off the dang thing.
    Yeah - even a shop vac won't get 'em off! Pretty much makes a 'one time user' out of them.
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    I really like the ShamWows. I scoffed at them when I first saw them, because I've had shammies before and they were AWFUL, to put it mildly. But David bought a box of them at CostCo, and I took possession of the small ones for the kitchen, and I LOVE THEM for cleaning, wiping down counters, and cleaning the bathroom. Toss them in the washer---but not into the dryer, as that ruins them (DAMHIKT).
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