ARE WATER STAINS CLOUDING YOUR VIEW?
by Reyne Haines
How many times have you rushed over to a glass vase in a booth only to
see it covered with hard water stains? Before you walk away empty
handed, consider these few tips.
1) The old vinegar and water trick. Most hard water stains will come
out if they aren't too heavy. Three parts vinegar and one part water,
sitting an hour, or perhaps overnight, sometimes should do the trick.
2) Lime Away. Yup, that same stuff you see in the grocery store.
Believe it or not, if careful, this can remove glass clouding rather
quickly. Take a small amount on a wet sponge and lightly rub in a
circular motion and normally you'll get sparkly glass.
3) For those incredibly hard to remove stains, go ahead and buy the
glass (at a greatly reduced price) and wait for one of those wonderful
glass shows to come to your area. Most of them will have a "glass guy"
set up who files chips, and also tumbles, or polishes glass. If all the
above listed items above fail, he is the guy for the job. Tumbling is a
little more expensive, and dangerous, than vinegar or Lime Away but is
almost 100% guaranteed to put the life back into that cloudy glass.
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