How to clean microfiber couch?

My couch and ottoman are both a light brown microfiber/faux suede fabric. I need to know an effective method of how to spot clean this fabric without damaging it.

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Would layers of microfiber cloth work as an effective N95 air filter substitute?

Hello, as many of you know, there are some devastating fires in California right now. My family and friends live nearby to these fires, and are being exposed to toxic levels of smoke and air pollution. Due to the disaster situation, many stores that sell n95 masks have sold out or are price gouging people who need them. I have been trying to figure out an effective solution where they could use household materials to approximate the particulate filtering properties of the n95 filter. I was thinking they could make some kind of respirator style mask with the main face mask made of cardboard and duct tape, ad make a "cartridge" for the mask out of a cardboard cylinder stuffed with layers of microfiber cleaning cloth, or potentially other air filtering material, or even activated charcoal if it is available.I understand that such filters are not an ideal substitute but when the air is completely off the scale for toxicity, anything is better than nothing. Does anyone have any input on this? Is this worthwhile at all? Is there another commonly available material that you would reccomend other than microfiber cleaning cloths? -ilpug

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Is there any awesome way to clean car windows? Answered

Okay heres the predicament I am now in charge of cleaning my families vehicles (a prius and a ford F250 super duty turbo charged lariat diesel) but when ever i try to clean the windows i always get spots and streaks and it is reducing my pay and tolerance i am gently rubbing in a circular motions and using microfiber and/ or paper towels and i am using window cleaner. any ideas are better than none thanks! 

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Windbelt powered heated jacket

Hi everyone. After reading about windbelt and looking at prototypes designed by some folks here I have got an idea. Basically use windbelt to recharge a battery -I believe li-ion polymer battery is the lightest. The battery in turn can be used to heat a jacket. Idea is to use carbon microfiber sheets which heat up when electric charge is supplied by the battery. A battery wont last long so it is important to focus heating the core- heart and lungs. If these parts are very warm that the body will divert heat to warm other parts. If you are an ultra light hiker or a racer and travel in cold windy places you will understand how cool this thing would be. Down/synthetic insulation is bulky -Now just imagine the bulk of warm sleeping pad and down/synthetic insulation gone from your pack.. This could be a possible future. Anyone interested?

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An idea for an alternative cloth wringer

I'm thinking about a new design for a cloth wringer like function. A product that will squeeze your cloth from water. Not pointing out any imperfections from a generic cloth wringer shown in the first picture but its just a thought of designing a new one since some say that the current mechanism of a cloth wringer doesn't do the job effectively or there is a separate need for a bucket for it to be attached. Anyway, the design I'm thinking of is to solve any problems that is experienced by a normal cloth wringer.I'm thinking of a new design that would include a tube that would let you insert your desired cloth and a separate cloth absorber that would absorb the water when you squeeze the tube. A picture of a tube would look like the second picture (taken from the internet, youtube aa product called "Easy Squeezy" by Vitility). However its mechanism isn't the same as the idea I have but its physical appearance is kind of the same. I can't make a new one since I still don't know how it would look like based on the mechanism I have in mind.The Easy Squeezer's mechanism includes two separate tubes and you'll need to insert your cloth inside the inner tube and close it by another tube. Then you'll need to apply a force directly into the tube so you'll be able to squeeze out the water from your cloth. As shown from the youtube demonstration video (Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--tHZRMjk3Q)Thus, an idea came up and the mechanism I have in mind is you'll need the tubes just like from the "Easy Squeezer" and a separate absorbing cloth (preferrably a microfiber one). Then, you'll need to roll your wet cloth along with the microfiber cloth and insert it into the tube. After you've inserted the two rolled clothes into the tubes the mechanism would allow you to create a twisting force into the tubes and ultimately squeeze most of the water from the wet cloth while preserving an uncreased cloth. Which is illustrated from the fourtth picture. Generally, you can do the twisting yourself even without the tubes but it would take a great effort to squeeze and make it a tedious job when you're going to do it for a large amount of wet clothes. The mechanism I have in mind is for the tubes' ability to translate a larger torque (or twisting moment) into the tubes while only having to exert little force. However, the problem is I don't know how to start in the design. Any ideas and suggestions on how to improve?

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COMING SOON to Nicker987's instructables page.

These are just some of my latest i am thinking about putting on Instructables. Enjoy and leave comments for me to improve or revise. Im only 12 so go easy for now lol.First one:Mini traffic light that can be used as decoration or put in a locker. Just a fun design.Materials:Red, green, and yellow LEDmomentary switch9 volt9 volt clipand some electrical taperesistor (i used 680 ohms)Second one:Slingshot. Me and my friend put this bad boy together one weekend. It fires over 300 feet with proper ammo. At the moment i am testing out metal nuts, washers, and metal balls i got from my bro as ammo. THE POUCH SUCKS. I NEED NEW SUGGESTIONS.Materials:2 pieces of plywood approximately 2" by 22".Screw and nutLARGE rubber bands (or tie some together like i did cuz i ran out of big ones)and a microfiber cloth for the pouch. I am completely open to new ideas for a pouch because i don't really like it myself.Third one:Skewer Shooter. I modified this off of my old one. This one has improved barrels and can shoot more accurately.Materials:Bic penrubber bandduct tape.SORRY FOR CRAPPY PICS I WILL FIX IT NEXT TIME.

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