dirty glass

dirty glass

PostBy: kobra44 On: Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:21 pm

Hi. I have a Stratford SC100 Coal stove. It have a glass front on the door. I keep getting a hard to clean resign on the inside of the glass that I have to clean with a single edge razor to get it off and nothing will touch it. What is causing this and is there a cleaner for glass?

Glass cleaner

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:55 pm

I clean ours almost everyday, our stove came with special glass cleaner with silicone. It makes it easy to clean next time. Removes the soot and discoloration.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

dirty glass

PostBy: peggy On: Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:29 am

ash on a damp paper towel works great

PostBy: AL-53 On: Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:49 pm

I use a glass cleaner called invisible glass to get most of the removable soot and stuff..then I use a glass cleaner for ceramic top stoves...it does a great job..plus leaves a silicone coating to make future cleaning a breeze..it is the same stuff as the rutland stuff..but half the price...bought mine at wally mart..3.49 a bottle...does a great job....


PostBy: Cap On: Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:57 am

Last week cleaning up the old Mark III, I used car cleaner polish ( not wax ). It actually worked. It cleaned the glass well except for the haze on the glass. I even tried the razor blade but it was a lost cause. But the glass was 100% cleaner than when I started.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Dirty Glass--Try Turtle Wax

PostBy: Cap On: Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:05 pm

I know this is an old topic and I surely do not want to drag it out again, but I have discovered an excellent & cheap glass cleaner. In my last post I suggested using car cleaner polish ( not wax ) It worked okay but a considerable amount of elbow grease was necessary.

I went one step back in the paint cleaning process and tried some Turtle Wax rubbing compound which can be found at Wmart for $2. It works like a champ. The glass is easily cleaned. Use the mild compound in the green tub. Do not use the red product as it contains abrasives.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

PostBy: Mlou On: Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:04 pm

Question for those of you that are cleaning your glass. Are you burning anthracite or bituminous coal? I never have "soot" or anything on my glass that would need to be scraped off. I vacuum off the dust once a week, then wash with windex, that is all I need to do. :?: Just curious.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:20 am

I've seen many stoves with discolored windows that burn anthracite, usually after many years of use. Maybe becuase you keep up with it that it doesn't get bad.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite