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#71064 06/07/2007 02:36 PM
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Does anyone know of a method or a product that will removed the unsightly watermarks that are deposited on the inside of glass or crystal vases as well as other vessels ?

I am talking about that almost transparent milky white deposit that either comes from the water or from chemicals released by flower stems.

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A treatment this is used for this condition in the antiques trade is to put Windex diluted with water in the vase along with a handful of steel* ball bearings. Shake this up until the coating comes off.
*Do not substitute lead birdshot as it's too soft and will plate the glass.
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Dave try using White Vinegar.In s.Fl. outside windows get stained with rain etc., the vinegar cuts thru it.I don't like the idea of shaking steel balls in a vase it can break


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My wife was in the "antiques business"
In the UK there is a product for cleaning false teeth called "Steradent".About the size of a quarter.Fill the glass/jug with water above the
stain line drop the pill and bingo.Fizzes like
Alka Selzer but its takes the stain right off.
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#0000 steel wool

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Try this:
fill it 1/3rd with dry split peas...cover and shake it.......worked for me....


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Well did you try anything Dave.Let us know


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I have tried some of the above with no luck. The Windex and Polident had no effect.

This is not a crust or anything you can feel, but rather about 50 years worth of marks from hard water or whatever. Here is what it looks like:

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Ok now I can see what the problem is. We have the same problem where I live due to hard water. I'd recommend going to a pool supply place. Ask for one of the packaged chemicals they sell to get lime and calcium deposits off pool tiles. These shouldn't harm the glass.
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Dave,

Howsa bout white vinegar and cream of tartar ??????


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Originally posted by Dave Hohaus:
I have tried some of the above with no luck. The Windex and Polident had no effect.

This is not a crust or anything you can feel, but rather about 50 years worth of marks from hard water or whatever. Here is what it looks like:

Oh yeah Dave, seen that here many, many times. How about using a simple product that you don't have to buy in gallon containers? I speak of "Lime Away". Can't hurt you know and if it were not to work, you still have a product to use on the glass shower doors! When in doubt, try it out!


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