glass cleaner

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:17 pm

Don_t_Say wrote:Do about four shots of Jack Daniels and chase it with the "bottled water". In just a few minutes you won't care if the glass is dirty or not! :shock:


HUZZAAAAH!! :punk:
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: tvb On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:15 pm

Taking advantage of the warm weather and an idling stove I set out to once again clean the glass. I hadn't touched in several weeks and it was seriously fogged up.

This time I used some Barkeeper's Friend. I made a thick paste with some water and using a paper towel, got to work on the cooled glass. Once I was satisfied that I got most of the hazing off, I simply wiped with a dry paper towel and finished with regular glass cleaner.

The results were amazing - the haze I thought I was etching is gone. There's still some hazing around the outer edges where I got lazy but the results were excellent and it didn't take too much rubbing/scrubbing.
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:37 pm

tvb wrote:Taking advantage of the warm weather and an idling stove I set out to once again clean the glass. I hadn't touched in several weeks and it was seriously fogged up.

This time I used some Barkeeper's Friend. I made a thick paste with some water and using a paper towel, got to work on the cooled glass. Once I was satisfied that I got most of the hazing off, I simply wiped with a dry paper towel and finished with regular glass cleaner.

The results were amazing - the haze I thought I was etching is gone. There's still some hazing around the outer edges where I got lazy but the results were excellent and it didn't take too much rubbing/scrubbing.


Thats the same results we get with Fast Orange hand cleaner w/Pumice. We use the same method you use to apply it. It cleans BETTER than Stove Creosote glass cleaner from our local dealer. Been using it for 10 years now. Love it.
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:26 pm

Tried the car wax- multiple barnds - tired the rubbing compound -fine and coarse - I'll save you some time........doesn't work. Used everything in my basement and a buffing wheel on a drill.........enjoy the "orange glow" as the saying goes on here.....
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: tvb On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:33 pm

DVC500_at_last wrote:Thats the same results we get with Fast Orange hand cleaner w/Pumice. We use the same method you use to apply it. It cleans BETTER than Stove Creosote glass cleaner from our local dealer. Been using it for 10 years now. Love it.


I saw that you had posted that earlier and considered it but the pumice had me concerned it would scratch.
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:38 pm

tvb wrote: concerned it would scratch.


The Transparent Ceramic is ALOT harder than glass. We have used Fast Orange on our FireplaceXtrordinaire doors for 10 years now. No scratches are apparent. They still get crystal-clear everytime I clean them.
I love this stuff. It works on a whole lot more than just greasy hands :clap:

BTW... the creosote cleaner we got from the stove shop, also has pumice in it. But it just did not "Melt" the creosote as well as Fast Orange.
Fast Orange was alot cheaper too.
Gosh, I wish I had bought stock in the company 10 years ago....
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Paisan On: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:38 am

I used toothpaste and water last night on the glass of my DS. It worked real good. :yes:
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Bratkinson On: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:15 pm

After reading this thread several times, and having tried newspapers, clean cloths, and paper towel, I decided to try another experiment.

I happened to have a bunch of gift-box-stuffing-type tissue paper that a friend who was closing down a small retail shop a couple years ago was discarding. I figured "hey, it's free, and I can use it". yea...maybe in 20 years of gift giving, I MAY be able to use up perhaps 200+ 24" x 36" sheets of white tissue paper.

So, I tried it on my 5 week old Alaska Channing that is running at '2+' these days....hot glass and all...it worked SUPRISINGLY well! It seemed to have some kind of oil in the tissue, so now there's a clear, streaky oily residue on the glass, but it's really quite clear. Much better than when I tried paper towels when it was down for cleaning a couple weeks ago!

But the toothpaste idea fascinates me, too. Let's see...Aquafresh or Colgate???? I just may give it a shot!
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:19 am

Bratkinson wrote:So, I tried it on my 5 week old Alaska Channing


And therein lies your problem....stop back when you have 90 days under your belt. You too will learn to love the orange glow!
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Rex On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:27 pm

the BEST way to clean your glass is by using a damp cloth, place a small amount of fine coal ash on it, and rub away at your glass.. Glass will be as clean as you'll ever see it!!
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:19 pm

Rex wrote:the BEST way to clean your glass is by using a damp cloth, place a small amount of fine coal ash on it, and rub away at your glass.. Glass will be as clean as you'll ever see it!!


You have a hand fired stove....much different animal when talking about cleaning glass as compared to a stoker.
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:08 pm

My new (this summer) LL Pocono is already just an orange glow with mere fond memories of the cute flames. However, if you save the money on the glass cleaners and buy cheap tequila and wash it down with a few blue moon beers I can imagine I'm standing in front of a huge log fire and I don't even have to watch my wifes stupid TV recordings. This solution is permanent too - more booze and the flames come right back.

Love that fire. :partyhat:
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: sootman On: Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:37 pm

av8r wrote:
Rex wrote:the BEST way to clean your glass is by using a damp cloth, place a small amount of fine coal ash on it, and rub away at your glass.. Glass will be as clean as you'll ever see it!!


You have a hand fired stove....much different animal when talking about cleaning glass as compared to a stoker.



I tried a bunch of stuff that worked OK, but after I read this first post I tried it with a damp paper towel [ I spit on it ] and it worked amazingly well and that was on a Harmon Mag stoker after about a ton and a half through it. Thanks Rex

Glenn
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: UMLQQKNATU On: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:29 pm

Hello I just cleaned the glass on my Harman Mark III and it came out beautiful. My wife buys these magic erasers from the Dollar tree to clean up after the kids. So I decided to try one on the stove and it worked like a charm.
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: BigSven On: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:48 am

UMLQQKNATU wrote:Hello I just cleaned the glass on my Harman Mark III and it came out beautiful. My wife buys these magic erasers from the Dollar tree to clean up after the kids. So I decided to try one on the stove and it worked like a charm.


Cool, we have some of those. Do you use it wet or dry?
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