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Other Uses of Rolling Papers



Yes, rolling papers can be used for more than just rolling cigarettes!

1. After soaking  in potassium nitrate, a rolling paper can be fitted to a base bullet to make a combustible paper cartridge.

2.  Cigarette papers are often used while playing the electric guitar to carry out notes and make a unique sound.

3.  Players of wind instruments, particularly the flute use rolling paper as a blotter to remove moisture that accumulates in keypads or joints. Some clarinet players use a folded piece of rolling paper over their two front bottom teeth to protect the bottom lip from being cut, due to the pressure from the weight of the clarinet on the lip.

4.  Rolling papers are used in computer-aided manufacture for setting the right level for drills. The paper is placed on the object to be machined and the drill is lowered until it catches the paper. Because the paper is so thin, this is the easiest way to get an exact start point for the drill.

5. Rolling papers are sometimes used by DJs to tighten a loose centre hole of a record. The paper is placed over the spindle and the record pushed down on top. This prevents the needle skipping from lateral movement due to a large centre hole.

6. Rolling papers can also be used as an instrument by themselves; by folding it and using it as a flute, just as one can with grass-straws, thin candy wrappers or other thin plastic, and similar.

7.  Rolling papers are used by a number of photographers use them as disposable lens cleaners. Though some are reticent to do so, due to the possibility of scratching the coating of the lenses. However, this can occur using other materials as well. The effects of using cigarette paper to clean photographic lenses are not noticeable in the form of decreased image quality, unless used extremely often over a long period of time.

8. Rolling paper can be used as a cheaper alternative to facial oil blotting paper.