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4/22/2019 5:32:20 PM
Posted: 1/1/2004 6:01:27 PM EDT
We have some real nice crystal wine glasses and the wife for some reason washed them in the freakin' dishwasher. Now they have those disgusting stains on them. How can I get them clean? Does your significant other do stupid shit like this? The only reason I can come up with why she does this is that she is lazy. I mean I only takes a few minutes to wash a couple of glasses. WTF? I've tried the vinegar treatment with no results. What do you all suggest? Thanks.
AB
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 8:03:54 PM EDT
Probably mineral ("hard water") stains. Try a web search on "removing hard water stains"; lots of info.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 8:06:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 8:08:19 PM EDT by 95thFoot]
Vinegar works with the water up here to get rid of stains. I can't say what works with the water where you are- try baking soda? She probably put the glasses in the dishwasher because she is f%$*ing sick of doing the G&%$*# dishes.....
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 8:07:34 PM EDT
CLR, then wash with dish soap.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 8:09:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By medicmandan: CLR, then wash with dish soap.
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What he said [;)]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 8:09:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By medicmandan: CLR, then wash with dish soap.
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Uhhhh...being as this is AR15.com, didn't you mean to type in CLP? [:D]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 8:16:14 PM EDT
Be careful about using CLP on crystal glasses, it can cause them to jam in dusty conditions. GunLvr
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 8:49:49 PM EDT
If it's not dishwasher safe, I don't buy it. Everything we have that's not was either a wedding present or hers before we got married. I'm not really that lazy, I just hate having to remember what's safe and what's not.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 8:57:24 PM EDT
WAIT! there are two different kinds of "white staining" on glasses. One is hardwater/detergent stains... easy to get off... mild soap and a sponge. sometimes you have to use the 'scrubby' side of the sponge.... BUT GENTLY! Second is "etching" the detergent is too abrasive and scratches the glasses. If thats the case... you are screwed. Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:05:48 PM EDT
HARD HYDROCHLORIC ACID!!! It basically an accelerated vinager- if the residue on the glasses is calcium carbonate, it'll be gone in a second. But please, please, remember to wash it all out..... [}:D]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:47:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By albob: The only reason I can come up with why she does this is that she is lazy. What do you all suggest? Thanks. AB
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Punch her in the kidney's, after she pisses blood for a couple of days and can walk again your house will be spotless for the rest of your marriage......depending upon how long it lasts after that..hehehehehhehhehee
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 10:04:20 PM EDT
Maybe you could get a new dishwasher that has a drying cycle? Try for a mid-20's blonde if you do.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 10:04:30 PM EDT
Whoops! Thought this was ARFCOM, looks like I got Metrosexual Central instead!
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 4:07:22 AM EDT
Try some vinegar..
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 6:56:31 AM EDT
This does not necessarily mean she is lazy; maybe she just doesn't know better. Try vinegar - 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. If this does not work add a little salt (dissolved) to the solution. Or try baking soda. She should have put vinegar in the dishwasher to have prevented this.
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 11:12:32 AM EDT
Bow-flauge ought to make those stains disappear.
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 11:27:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 11:37:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD: Be careful about using CLP on crystal glasses, it can cause them to jam in dusty conditions. GunLvr
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Thank you. [:)]
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 11:48:56 AM EDT
If it is hard water stains buy a box of "water softener". Pour it in a sink of water and rewash. I think they sell it in the laundry area.
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 11:54:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 73wcf4440: Whoops! Thought this was ARFCOM, looks like I got Metrosexual Central instead!
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[lol]
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 12:27:07 PM EDT
I've been to really big, high quality antique shows where a guy rents a booth and polishes/fixes glass and crystal. Mostly removing chips from edges, but I bet this type of guy could help. Look up crystal repair in the yellow pages.
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