Cleaning Cut Glass

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
Anyone any tips on cleaning crystal? We have a decanter which my wife tried to clean a few years ago. Ever since the glass looks "cloudy" on the inside. Nothing seems to be able to bring the glass back to new condition. Any ideas?
I started out with nothing......And still have most of it left:p

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  • edited 23 April 2016 at 1:42AM
    flipperniflipperni Forumite
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    edited 23 April 2016 at 1:42AM
    https://www.cleanipedia.com/gb/bathroom-kitchen/clean-cloudy-glasses-glassware

    From above site.

    Toothpaste
    We’re not interested in any of these fancy schmancy whitening pastes, tartar control concoctions, or colourful gels – what we want here is the good old basic white toothpaste. Spread some onto your glasses (inside and out) then use an old clean toothbrush (or any old brush with stiff bristles) to scrub away at the toothpaste, smearing it all across the glass. As a very, very mild abrasive (don’t forget – this stuff is safe for the enamel on your teeth), toothpaste gently removes that cloudy film while not doing any damage to your glassware, so you can even use this method for fragile crystal. The downside of this method is that it does take a little bit of elbow grease. For a much easier and quicker way to get your glassware looking clean, try the method below.

    Vinegar
    White vinegar really is a cleaning essential – it works on anything and everything including dirty pots and pans, smeared windows, and yes, even cloudy glassware. The method is simple, and it’ll take you no time at all. Simply fill a bowl with white vinegar (not malt vinegar, this isn’t a chippy), dip your glasses in for a few seconds, and remove – et voila, clean glasses. Now, there is one slight problem here, and that’s the smell. Vinegar has a very strong smell (and an even stronger taste) so how do you remove the odours? Fortunately, it’ll do most of the hard work itself – as the vinegar evaporates as it dries, the smell will start to disappear. You can give it a helping hand, however, by rinsing the glass under fresh, cold water.
  • CEON44CEON44 Forumite
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    Excellent thank you. We'll try these tips
    I started out with nothing......And still have most of it left:p
  • TickedTicked Forumite
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    We wash cut glass in warm water and washing up liquid, using a bottle brush to reach inaccessible places. A good rinse in warm water to finish. Fairy liquid does a better job than others.
    Also, for washing off green mould from guttering and soffit boards, Fairy liquid is best, others just don't hack it.
  • frugalmacdugalfrugalmacdugal Forumite
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    Hi,

    try half fill with tepid water and vinegar, with crushed egg shells, cover top and shoogle.

    The egg shells work as a scraper.
    Y'all take care now.
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