Science Questions

Can you remove fingerprints with sandpaper?

Sun, 24th Jun 2012

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Question

Sven asked:

Is it possible to "sandpaper" fingerprints off a surface?

Answer

Geraint -   Yes, I would guess you could.  If you were ablate enough of that surface then you'll remove any kind of interaction.  The other advice, of course, is to wear gloves when loading your shells.

Chris - So basically, if you did actually scrape hard, you could erode the surface and then you wouldn’t stand any chance of getting a fingerprint from that.

Geraint -   That is correct, yes.

 

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