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    • Bitsy Beans
    • By Bitsy Beans 2nd Jul 09, 1:53 PM
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    • 2nd Jul 09, 1:53 PM
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    • 2nd Jul 09, 1:53 PM
    Have you tried water and vinegar? Normally shifts most stuff? I assume you can't scrub too hard with something abrasive like a microfibre cloth?
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  • absolutebounder
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    • 2nd Jul 09, 3:04 PM
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    • 2nd Jul 09, 3:04 PM
    Try a little soda crystals dislolved in water or even lemon juice.
    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 2nd Jul 09, 3:22 PM
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    • 2nd Jul 09, 3:22 PM
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    • 2nd Jul 09, 3:22 PM
    WD40 is a brilliant degreaser or try lemon juice and bicarb mixed with a little water. Methylated spirits is good for cleaning muck off glass too.
    • squeezymeplease
    • By squeezymeplease 17th Feb 10, 7:46 PM
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    • 17th Feb 10, 7:46 PM
    Removing stains from glass
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    • 17th Feb 10, 7:46 PM
    I wonder if any of you fantastic people could give me any tips here. My mum has 2 interior doors that are wood with glass panels on the top half. The glass is frosted in a design. She sprayed two of the panels with glass cleaner (windolene I would imagine) and went to wipe them, but the glass is just stained with the spray mark She hasn't touched them since!

    Has anyone got any idea what we could use to remove the spray stains? And why this has happened? Also, what should we use to clean them from now on?

    Thanks so much, am only new to this site so any tips greatly appreciated!!!
  • Mrs Thrify
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    • 17th Feb 10, 9:58 PM
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    • 17th Feb 10, 9:58 PM
    Hiya, when I had a window cleaner he used Fairy in the water.
    Now I am more MSE I clean them myself with vinegar and water.
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    • 17th Feb 10, 11:17 PM
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    • 17th Feb 10, 11:17 PM
    Believe it or not the best smear free way of cleaning glass & mirrors I've come across is cornflower in warm water. I use a level desert spoon of CF to a bowl of warm water, wash with one cloth, dry with a second & polish with a 3rd absorbent cotton cloth.
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 18th Feb 10, 1:18 AM
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    • 18th Feb 10, 1:18 AM
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    • 18th Feb 10, 1:18 AM
    white vinegar is what I use to clean ALL glass products!
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    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 18th Feb 10, 6:17 PM
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    • 18th Feb 10, 6:17 PM
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    • 18th Feb 10, 6:17 PM
    I have used the cornflour method too and it is brilliant it grabs all the dirt and leaves windows and glass smear free
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 20th Feb 10, 12:10 AM
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    Hi Squeezy, hope you got the stain removed ok.

    There is another thread about removing stains from frosted glass, so I have added yours to that one to keep all the suggestions together.


    Thanks

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    • squeezymeplease
    • By squeezymeplease 22nd Feb 10, 7:13 PM
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    Stains on frosted glass?
    Hi, I thought I posted this here a few days ago but I can't find my post, although I thought I had a reply. I have searched for the thread but it says no post found.

    Anyway, I wanted to ask if anyone could advise me on what I could use to remove a spray stain from frosted interior glass doors. my mum sprayed window cleaner on the glass panels of her livingroom door but when she wiped it, it had ran down the glass but didn't wipe, it just left a mark in the shape of the spray! She is afraid to put anything else on incase it makes it worse. She is hoping to sell her house soon, and really can't afford new doors or new panels but it is noticeable as only 2 of the 4 panels are stained so we need to do something.

    Sorry for rambling on, I am still getting used to this site and my posts always seem to disappear before I get to read any replies!!
  • durham_girl
    Was this thread it? It's about a table, but still frosted glass. It does have some replies

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1790319&highlight=
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    • squeezymeplease
    • By squeezymeplease 22nd Feb 10, 7:29 PM
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    Hi, thanks that wasn't the thread I started but my thread seems to have appeared further down that one! I was sure I started it as a new thread so I could find it again, I didn't think I had replied on someone else's thread, I haven't seen that thread before!

    But thank you, that was the post I asked a few days ago. Thank you.
    • squeezymeplease
    • By squeezymeplease 22nd Feb 10, 7:32 PM
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    Oh ok I have been looking for my thread all day! Some nice person gave me a link to this and I found my thread in this one. I haven't got the stain removed as I came on today to see if anyone had advice for me and I couldn't find my post! I didn't think to look under someone else's thread, silly me.
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 23rd Feb 10, 12:14 AM
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    Hi Squeezy

    In Old style, there are a lot of things that don't change over time - such as removing stains/cooking certain recipes etc. We like to keep everything tidy and all the information together, so I put your thread with the old one - which is called a merge.

    This means if someone has the same problem in future, they can search and find all the answers together. I posted to explain here

    Don't worry - it can be a little confusing at first but you will get used to it in no time. If you are stuck just shout and no doubt someone will be able to help you

    I am only a new board guide, so i will check to see if i did everything correctly.

    Sorry for any confusion. x
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    • squeezymeplease
    • By squeezymeplease 23rd Feb 10, 4:48 PM
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    Can you explain how to search then, as when I searched for my first thread nothing came up.
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 23rd Feb 10, 5:20 PM
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    Pink.
    Can you explain how to search then, as when I searched for my first thread nothing came up.
    Originally posted by squeezymeplease
    Hi squeezymeplease,

    If you want to find your own posts click on your user name in any thread and it will give you an option to find more posts by squeezymeplease'.

    For help with searching squeaky has written an excellent guide here:

    I searched but couldn't find anything ( quick search help )

    Pink
    • Srai13
    • By Srai13 10th May 17, 4:04 PM
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    I think I have found something that works well with removing stubborn grease stains.

    I had some doors installed with frosted glass. One day I noticed like a water mark on it, tried to wipe it off, but it wouldn't budge! Doors had only been hung less than a week and I was pretty annoyed. Anyway, took a look at this thread and pretty much tried everything expect for steam. By the way - do not use WD40 as somebody suggested as it made it worse! The marks I had on the door were darker in colour from the glass and pretty noticeable. Yesterday, went out and got everything suggested on here, white vinegar, magic eraser etc, none of them worked! Luckily I picked up a bottle of Bar Keepers Friend multi surface cleaner and sprayed it on today. Good thing is the mark has gone! Only issue I have is that the spray left white marks on the glass, which isn't so bad due to the glass being white. I did spray it unevenly, so will attempt to spray the whole glass again and hope for a good result!
    • gogirlgo
    • By gogirlgo 11th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
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    stained frosted glass
    a painter has got zinsser stain blocker on my frosted glass bathroom window and nothing will remove it. It is the shellac one in the red tin. It has smeared all over the glass. has anybody got any ideas how to remove it. thank you
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