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  1. Lixx

    Lixx Mr. Grumpy™

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    This might seem like a ridiculous question but have huge issue with my detolf glass getting cloudy. No matter what glass cleaner I use, it always comes out cloudy and streaky. Any tips or advice on cleaners?
     
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    Home Depot Zep glass cleaner. Windex is a joke.

    And yes I am a professional glass cleaner.

    Hope this helps

    IKe
     
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    I use a homemade mix of rubbing 1 part rubbing alcohol, 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water in a spray bottle and works great for glass and other shiny surfaces.
     
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    Thanks Ike. I'll check that stuff out. I really felt stupid asking but no matter how hard I clean I get cloudy streaks all over the glass. In fact no matter what I use it always ends up looking WORSE after I clean. I cleaned yesterday and it looks like crap. I kept thinking "wait is it the natural oils in my skin coming through the paper towels, the actual paper towels, the cleaner, what the hell is it?"
     
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    Is this the detolf with the hedorah and bemons in it? Maybe they are just outgassing... ;)
     
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    You are right. It seems like a ridiculous question.
     
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    I like the foaming glass cleaners better than the liquid kind.
     
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    This may sound weird. But try using newspaper instead of paper towels to wipe off the cleaning solution.
     
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    i use newspaper all the time. works great.
     
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    Really newspaper? No shit. I work for a newspaper, got plenty of that. I would think the newsprint ink would cause all kinds of smears. File that under unexplained in my brain.
     
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    yeah the newspaper takes the windex cloud off. my girlfriend showed me onetime, i thought it was weird but it worked
     
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    I use CRL foam glass cleaner. It works great on any glass without leaving any streaks.
     
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    you're stoked. I would think working at a newspaper, someone would have mentioned it. joking around the lunchroom..."hahahah....at least I don't have to buy paper towels to clean my windows....." no? something about the ink that actually prevents streaking.

     
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    You guys friggin' rule! Brought home a ton of newspaper last night and got news glass cleaner this afternoon. 1000 times better. Amazing newspaper really does work. My cases had a thick film that caught my eye at every angle, now gone.
     
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    the handy guys should check out their display cases as well. Awesome company.

    http://www.crlaurence.com/default.aspx
     
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    Yes newspapers always works well on glass.
     
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    just curious, do you have your set up in a room where you light candles? sometimes they can leave glass/mirrors cloudy after a while.
     
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    Hmmm my girlfriend loves to light candles in that room. :roll: I think I have the culprit!
     

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