Window cleaning question

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Nearing the end of my first build. Just noticed a little dirt (fingerprints, speck of glue) on the acetate windows, and I know you folks will know the best way to clean them up. 

Help!  
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For the fingerprints dip a q-tip into warm water with a drop of liuid dish detergent and try that.  if it's tacky glue, try a fingernail.

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For fingerprints, I'd use the cotton swab, but I'd use a bit of Windex or similar cleaner that doesn't leave a film as the detergent might. 

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6 hours ago, Sable said:

Kathie, doesn't Windex cloud some plastics? I've been warned not to use it. 

Really? Good to know! i've not run into that problem, but maybe I've just been lucky. I guess testing in an inconspicuous spot would be in order, like a drop on the end of a toothpick in a corner that might be hidden by a flower box. 

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I follow up the detergent with a wad of water-dampened tissue, in case my solution wasn't dilute enough.

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