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How To Make Your Own DIY Cleaning Slime

November 7th, 2018

Are you sick of seeing filth in tiny crevices that you just can’t reach?

We find it lurking in between the keys of our keyboard.

Sometimes it’s stuck in between the cracks of our steering wheel or the nooks and crannies in our car’s center console.

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Finding something that can actually scrape this junk out is almost impossible.

And if you actually find something you can scrap it out with, it usually just falls right back in place.

That’s why stores are selling what is known as cleaning slime or cleaning putty.

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It works by dabbing the slime into those hard to reach areas.

When you pull the slime off, the junk you’re trying to get rid of sticks to it!

It’s great for getting rid of things like dust, hair, dirt, or crumbs. Just repeat this process until your area becomes clean.

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You can use this cleaning slime over and over again until it turns non-transparent.

Now, you can buy your own cleaning slime or you can make your own.

There are lots of recipes online, but some can actually harm your electronics.

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CNET claims to have a recipe that won’t leave your electronics covered in sticky goo.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 4 tablespoons borax
  • 2 bottles 4oz. bottles of white school glue
  • Food coloring (optional)
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Directions:

Step 1) Mix 1 cup of warm water with borax in a paper cup. Stir your mixture until the borax is dissolved.

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Step 2) In a separate bowl, mix a half-cup of warm water (add more if you need it), the glue and two drops of food coloring if you want it to be colored.

Step 3) Add your borax water to this mixture.

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Step 4) At first, you’ll have a bowl of goo. But it will stiffen as you mix it up. Stir it until it becomes firm.

Step 5) Once it becomes firm, you’ll want to start kneading for about 5 minutes it until it becomes a dry ball of ooze.

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Step 6) Add more tablespoons of borax if the slime is sticking to your hands or won’t form into a ball. Don’t use it on electronics if it doesn’t roll into a ball. It can leave a residue behind if you don’t knead it enough.

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Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions Source: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Use your ball to dab the are you are trying to clean.

Don’t let the slime sit on your electronics for more than a second.

You don’t want it to ooze inside. Just rapidly dab. If you don’t like this recipe you can find another here.

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Source: HGTV

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