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Flash SOTU
-17th April 2004, 14:51
To wash my lame i am supposed to mix woolite and windex. Just that i can only buy woolite and not windex in Austria. Please can anyone tell me that Windex is made of, so that i can find something comparable? Thanks Flash

uk_45
-17th April 2004, 15:59
I think it's basicaly the same as any window cleaning stuff, quite thick not a spray, I maybe wrong tho.

Tarmac
-17th April 2004, 16:29
Don’t think this is what you’re looking for… in fact its not – but here’s a recipe for a cocktail… called a Windex!
2 oz vodka
˝ parfait amour
Shake vodka and liqueur with ice, strain into chilled glass, garnish with orange peel
mmm… lovely…

uk_45
-17th April 2004, 17:39
I'll have to try that one!

Juicy
-17th April 2004, 20:11
What's this about washing lames...?

You can *wash* a lame??!!

Please someone, tell me how....

:confused:

sparkymark567
-17th April 2004, 20:33
You buy a lame thats's washable, only they don't seem to last as long as the LP lames, so you won't need to wash it anyway.

symon
-17th April 2004, 22:46
Originally posted by Juicy
What's this about washing lames...?

You can *wash* a lame??!!

Please someone, tell me how....

:confused:

SRB said somthing aout washing lames a while back in another thread !!!................. it was something about washing it in lemon juice !! aparently it breaks down the greases of sweat in the fibres or something like that!! ........................ send SRB a PM or something he should be able to give you the full gist of things!!

Flash SOTU
-18th April 2004, 07:39
Originally posted by Tarmac
Don’t think this is what you’re looking for… in fact its not – but here’s a recipe for a cocktail… called a Windex!
2 oz vodka
˝ parfait amour
Shake vodka and liqueur with ice, strain into chilled glass, garnish with orange peel
mmm… lovely…

Thanx for the cocktail recipe!

Does anyone by chance know the incredience of windex the window cleaner?

As i understood it the washing-procedure (wash lame in lukewarm water with woolite+windex, one cap each in it, for 5 minutes, rinse, air dry) brings dead spots back to life.

cheers
flash

Juicy
-18th April 2004, 08:37
Cheers symon :-)

Hamley
-18th April 2004, 12:31
You know windex is pionsonus Tarmac ..........


Noah

uk_45
-18th April 2004, 12:36
The cocktail is called windex not made of it but as i discovered Mr Muscle does go with wine, badly!

Neo
-18th April 2004, 13:07
apparently some people actually wash em in the machine on a very cool wash

I recently bought one of the sabre gloves with lame cuff - that was my concern, how do you clean em? But both Alex and Roger said it's *probably* ok to wash em on a cool wash (and apparently people do, though not sure if I'd like to try it :P)

uk_45
-18th April 2004, 13:08
Yeah i think LP says it can be done at 30:dizzy:

Neo
-18th April 2004, 13:11
I got one of the lightweight ones right enough, but I assume same applies to inox ones

uk_45
-18th April 2004, 13:17
Ok this is taken from LP site of a normal sabre lame


Machine washable on a delicate cycle at 30 degrees

Tarmac
-18th April 2004, 18:07
check it out..
http://www.windexglasscleaner.com/

hayleyjade
-18th April 2004, 21:05
teehee isnt windex the stuff that greeks stereotypically use on everything?

(taking from my big fat greek wedding)

devalleassoc
-18th April 2004, 23:46
Originally posted by hayleyjade
teehee isnt windex the stuff that greeks stereotypically use on everything?

(taking from my big fat greek wedding)

That's TRUE!!
;)

btw, my life is currently the first half of that movie!!:eek:

Flash SOTU
-20th April 2004, 16:14
Originally posted by Neo
apparently some people actually wash em in the machine on a very cool wash



Don't ever try this!!!!!

Neo
-20th April 2004, 16:15
why not? Do u have some experience of this that we don't that you'd care to share with us? :)

It is the manufacturer's recommendation after all :)

uk_45
-20th April 2004, 16:18
I dont think you put any thing (ie detergant) in tho!

Flash SOTU
-20th April 2004, 16:19
Originally posted by Tarmac
check it out..
http://www.windexglasscleaner.com/

seen this one, it doesn't say what's in it, maybe it says on the bottle itsself? does anyone have one at home?

I need something that compares to it. It would be nice if someone could send me one bottle of windex (the cleaning agent ;) by mail!!!

cheers
Flash

Insipiens
-20th April 2004, 17:35
Originally posted by Flash SOTU
Don't ever try this!!!!!

Works fine on my lame - LP one bought last year (not the really expensive one) with a tag inside which says it can be washed in the machine at something like 30 degrees (celsius). :wavesurf:

That said, I cured the major dead spot (all the front of the jacket) on an old LP lame (1993ish) by washing in cold water with lemon juice. Now works fine. :)

Flash SOTU
-22nd April 2004, 19:55
Originally posted by Neo
why not? Do u have some experience of this that we don't that you'd care to share with us? :)

It is the manufacturer's recommendation after all :)


Yo!
Try to bend a pice of wire in one way and then the other way - after a couple of times it breaks...

same happens to the threads of a lame jacket that's randomly folded and refolded in the machine.

J_D
-22nd April 2004, 22:03
how about one that's randomly folded and refolded in fencing bag?

Neo
-22nd April 2004, 22:51
Originally posted by Flash SOTU
Yo!
Try to bend a pice of wire in one way and then the other way - after a couple of times it breaks...

same happens to the threads of a lame jacket that's randomly folded and refolded in the machine.

Technically you could then sue the manufacturers under the sale of goods act :P

PKT
-22nd April 2004, 23:53
instead of Windex, water and vinegar work just as well for cleaning glass.
Hence it is ironic to see that Windex have come out with a "Multi-surface wipes with vinegar".

The ultimate lame' cleaning experience has to be that posted by artisan
http://www.fencing101.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10581
Toilet bowl cleaner not only cleans off the green oxidation, it makes the lame' conductive again.
A Lazarus effect.

PK

uk_45
-23rd April 2004, 15:05
By the way for those intrested in the cocktail look here:
http://www.cocktail.uk.com/db/viewCocktail.asp?ID=1964

UglyBug
-23rd April 2004, 15:23
Windex is the same stuff as Mr Muscle glass spray in the UK, so try and get hold of that - NOT the oven cleaner or anything else!

Neo
-23rd April 2004, 15:43
Originally posted by uk_45
By the way for those intrested in the cocktail look here:
http://www.cocktail.uk.com/db/viewCocktail.asp?ID=1964

You're too young to be drinking cocktails! :P

uk_45
-23rd April 2004, 15:47
Ahh but not to make them and im getting pritty good at it! And then they need tidying!

hayleyjade
-23rd April 2004, 16:05
so straight down the hatch it goes!!!!

uk_45
-23rd April 2004, 16:07
Well making a B-52 is a art form i'm damned if any one else drinks it!

oddball
-23rd April 2004, 19:19
Washing LP Lame: don't put it in with anything from which the colour will run......... like chainmail

heh heh

oddball
-23rd April 2004, 19:25
Originally posted by PKT
instead of Windex, water and vinegar work just as well for cleaning glass.
Hence it is ironic to see that Windex have come out with a "Multi-surface wipes with vinegar".

The ultimate lame' cleaning experience has to be that posted by artisan
http://www.fencing101.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10581
Toilet bowl cleaner not only cleans off the green oxidation, it makes the lame' conductive again.
A Lazarus effect.

PK

could use sand and vinegar like for cleaning chainmail..

Neo
-23rd April 2004, 19:32
Originally posted by uk_45
Well making a B-52 is a art form i'm damned if any one else drinks it!

try flatliners and long island ice teas... mmmm :)

Neo
-23rd April 2004, 19:34
Originally posted by oddball
could use sand and vinegar like for cleaning chainmail..

Just a thought, but for the younger members, best not try this with your parent's washing machine without their help/supervision :P

uk_45
-23rd April 2004, 21:40
Sorry i know this is off toips but:

Washing chainmail: Dont try this at home, Go to a mates!

Neo
-12th May 2004, 19:08
btw folks I washed my LP lightweight lame and sabre glove (with lame cuff) seems fine, the only downside being it loses that shiny look. :S

epeemom
-13th May 2004, 19:04
The reason the directions call for Windex and detergent is that Windex contains amonia. A friend of mine used that combination and washed his lame by hand. All of the green spots came off. Hope this helps.

Neo
-13th May 2004, 19:06
ewww.

Me thinks when your lame has green spots on, its well past time to phone daddy and get a new one! :tongue: