QUOTE(DiscoPants @ Oct 11 2010, 01:08 PM)
Denatured alcohol is just another name for meths.
Fair enough - I tend to think of denatured alcohol as colourless, as opposed to purple meths. The first time I used meths I was afraid it might colour the hair but it doesn't.
QUOTE(Halka @ Oct 11 2010, 04:13 PM)
I'm sure I read somewhere to avoid alcohol on the bow - though it's fine for cleaning strings.
Definitely keep it off the bow stick
otherwise it will spoil the varnish, but it is fine on the hair. A fingerboard doesn't have any surface treatment so you don't need to worry when you are cleaning strings.