/ How to clean a compass that did battle with boiled sweets?
String can be replaced, but does anyone have any suggestions for salvaging the main part of the compass without stripping any of the markings/glow in the dark stuff from it?
Freeze it off or Melt it off?
Also try a solvent like nail varnish remover?
Hot water may do it. Don't use nail polish remover, acetone will melt the plastic.
I was thinking of a strong solution of dishwasher chemicals, but that may well have an effect on the softer parts of the compass.
How do you tell if an ant is hungry though?
Moral of the story is definitely to eat any sweets left over from a day in the mountains.
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