Isopropanol aka isopropyl alcohol, C₃H₇OH, has many uses in keeping computers running well. You can buy it in any drugstore, usually in a 500 mls (1.06 US pints) bottle. You don’t want methanol, methyl alcohol, wood alcohol or rubbing alcohol. In a pinch, you can get it from Amazon at considerably more than the going price. Make sure you get the 99% pure form. Other types may contain water or massage oil. It dissolves grease. It leave no residue. You can use it to:
You can make a powerful yet environmentally friendly glass cleaner similar to Windex. Here is a recipe for a three 650 mls (1.37 US pints) sprayers full:
|water||1.65 litres (1.74 US quarts)|
|isopropyl alcohol 70% or 99%||240 mls (1.01 US cups)|
|sudsy ammonia||60 mls (2.03 fl oz)|
|Dawn dishwashing liquid||2½ mls (0.51 US teaspoon)|
|blue food colouring.||1 drop (1 drop)|
The blue food colouring is optional; it helps identify the sprayer contents as window cleaner. Use a microfibre cloth.
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