glass cleaner

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:48 pm

AL-53: Is it a glass cleaner of for a car or something? I'm trying to figure out what section to look in.
Thanks
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PostBy: AL-53 On: Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:30 pm

traderfjp wrote:AL-53: Is it a glass cleaner of for a car or something? I'm trying to figure out what section to look in.
Thanks



It is a cleaner for ceramic glass top stoves...in the house cleaning chemical aisle ....it is a black plastic bottle....

I use a glass cleaner first..to get ash off the glass..then clean and polish with the Weinmans glass polish...it also cleans what ever the glass cleaner did not get off...glass feels so slick after...and easy to clean the next time...

Al
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:51 pm

I use Windex & 3 paper towels, hot or cold. By the time I get to the 3rd towel, the glass is clear.

Gotta be careful & quick when hot, obviously, but it has worked for me every time.
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PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:35 am

Same here SMITTY I have a spray bottle of water when i open the door to fill I spray the old rag and wipe it comes right off it works better when it is hot but you got to do it quick it gets a liitle hot Ceramic Cleaner works to but do it when it is cold or warm not hot
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Rex On: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:13 am

guys/gals,

The best way to clean your glass, wood or coal stove, is to use a damp cloth and dip it into your coal/wood ash and use the wet ash to clean the glass. You will find the glass coming clean like a new one.

The water changes the chemical compound to the ash and it become the BEST glass cleaner!!
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: bill4117 On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:06 pm

i used to used fine steel wool. WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T EVER USE THE GLASS CLEANER IN THE AEROSOL CAN (like sprayaway) that stuff is seriously flamable.
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:11 pm

bill4117 wrote:i used to used fine steel wool. WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T EVER USE THE GLASS CLEANER IN THE AEROSOL CAN (like sprayaway) that stuff is seriously flamable.


Some aerosol products use propane as the propellant.
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:24 pm

Rex wrote:... use a damp cloth and dip it into your coal/wood ash.....


Just be careful if the glass is hot, rag will burn your hand with instant steam! :woot:
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:06 am

Hey Rex,
I tried the ash and it worked great :D I'd have never thought of that one. Thanks :!:
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:36 pm

You really can put water or other liquids on the hot glass? I would be afraid the thermal shock would crack the glass....
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: europachris On: Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:58 pm

The ceramic glass has almost zero coefficient of expansion due to temperature change. There's almost no way to break it due to thermal shock. I've been hitting mine with a wet newspaper for months with no issues except clean glass. I do make sure to do it while the stove has been idling for a while so it's not blazing hot, but it's still pretty hot.
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Bobs86GN On: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:39 pm

If you have any fiberglass insulation around it is terrific for cleaning glass without worrying about scratching the surface.I used to install thousands of windows and the fiberglass will take out caulking,sweat,oil,etc. For really good cleaning I use a little rubbing alcohol on the fiberglass. I WOULD NOT use it in a burning stove but it works great to clean off the soot and carbon. Actually almost any liquid including just plain water will work fine. I mainly use the alcohol on window glass due to its ability to evaporate fast and leave no streaks. Honestly-try it-I know of nothing better. All you need is a small piece. 8-)
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:52 pm

I always found Rutland (Home Depot) works great.
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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:50 pm

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Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Horace On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:28 pm

Someone once told me to use Easy-Off Oven Cleaner (or equivalent) to clean the glass. I've never tried it.
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