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[#1] Posted: 03/04/2012 - 2:37:41 PM
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I was showing a client how to remove the glass in the gas fireplace for cleaning. We decided since it was already out, might as well clean it before putting it back.

He used Windex which quickly got most of the haze off. However, there was a very stubborn whitish staining that Windex would not take off. Is there a specific type of cleaner that will get the combustion product stains off the glass easier?

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[#2] Posted: 03/04/2012 - 2:43:48 PM
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When the sulfur residue is left on the glass long enough it etches the glass.

Get some of that polish they use for glass-topped electric ranges and polish the glass to remove the etching.

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[#3] Posted: 03/04/2012 - 3:12:05 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by hausdok

When the sulfur residue is left on the glass long enough it etches the glass.

Get some of that polish they use for glass-topped electric ranges and polish the glass to remove the etching.

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How long for the etching effect? This thing was not even a year old.

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[#4] Posted: 03/04/2012 - 3:21:20 PM
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No idea,

Sometimes I see em like that after years, sometimes before the house is sold. Don't know what makes one worse than the others. I used the polish on a friend's fireplace. His was about three years old. It took some elbow grease but the glass polished clean.

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[#5] Posted: 03/04/2012 - 6:12:32 PM
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Hey, John. Is your Google finger broken?

"Your Regency? fireplace is supplied with high temperature glass.

A white film can build up on the inside of the glass after the initial break-in of the unit. It is caused by water vapor mixing with by-products of combustion. This mixture forms inside the firebox and will quickly condense under certain conditions on the coolest spot in the firebox which is typically the glass front. The condensation forms a white film on the glass when it dries out. It is acidic and will etch into the glass permanently if not cleaned off soon after it forms.
If your glass requires cleaning, we recommend using an approved glass cleaner available at all authorized Regency dealers. Do not use abrasive materials.

Cleaning residue from the glass (exterior surface)
If your glass requires cleaning, we recommend using an approved glass cleaner available at all authorized Regency dealers.

Warm up the glass slightly
Use a foam glass cleaner (not Windex type) or Kel Kem glass cleaner (available from your local fireplace store)
Use a razor (use with caution, keep the blade on a angle ) or rub it off. Always keep the glass wet with cleaner while you scrape the glass.

CAUTION & WARNINGS:

Do not clean when the glass is hot.
The use of substitute glass will void all product warranties.

http://www.regency-fire.com/Cu...Gas.aspx

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