Now before y’all freak out, consider the properties. Panty liners are made to trap liquids. They do not fall apart when wet. They do not drip unless way past the saturation point. They are sterile (maybe, at least one would think they are!) They come individually wrapped. They can be folded in half, sticky side together, or stuck onto something else. Off brands are cheap, if there are none in the house. (Ask first! Women get really mad if you swipe their personal products.) And they are disposable; some even come with a sheet of plastic to wrap up the used one.
They also make excellant little pads to clean all sorts of things with alcohol or acetone. The “used” pads in the photo were used to remove black nail polish, rhinestones, floral decals, and silver glitter off my toenails. I might use them to clean steel.
My apologies to anyone offended by this post.