washing liquid on halogen bulb glass

Putting in a new halogen headlamp. Haven't got any methylated spirits handy to clean it with. (Thinking of cleaning it since someone might have handled
it with sweaty fingers before i got it, which would shorten its' life).
Would it be worth wiping the glass with a clean paper tissue dipped in a little washing up liquid mixed with warm water and then wiping it dry? Or is this not the best way?
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On Fri, 02 Mar 2012 17:11:41 +0000, john east wrote:

No!
If it's new from the packet, and *you* haven't touched, just fit it.
Chris
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On 3/03/2012 5:18 AM, Chris Whelan wrote:

Concur
I would not be placing it in water as you may get water in the base ceramic material and this will short the bulb.
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No, it won't. But if you're really worried polish it with a clean bit of plain tissue.
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