Cleaning glass tops

  1. Steelersfishguy

    Steelersfishguy New Member Member

    Hi ! I have dried hard water or calcium on my glass lids , I clean them every week with vinegar and then rinse them off with hot water for about 5 mins then dry them before putting back on but they are still stained. I was wondering if tooth paste would work with an old tooth brush then rinse with hot water??


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    Steelersfishguy

    Steelersfishguy New Member Member

    Cleaning glass lids

    Hi ! Has anyone tried cleaning the glass lids with tooth paste and an old tooth brush to remove calcium or dried hard water from the glass ? Thanks for your help!!


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  3. Matt B

    Matt B Well Known Member Member

    I use a paste of table salt and vinegar and vigorously scrub it, the salt is pretty abrasive and helps to break things up along with the vinegar ime.
     


  4. bescher

    bescher Valued Member Member

    I just take mine off and over to the sink, some windex, then rinse it off and dry it with a lint free towel
     
  5. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    The trick to keeping glass lids clean is to wipe them down frequently & not let any drips dry.
    If you do get watermarks a clean unused kitchen scrubber & a run under the tap will get them off, if they're really stubborn a white vinegar solution will do the trick.
     
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    Steelersfishguy

    Steelersfishguy New Member Member

    Ok!! Thanks! I'll give that a try !!


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  9. Linda4088

    Linda4088 Valued Member Member

    I have the same thing at the top of my tank so how do I get it off? I've tried razors vinegar might work but I'm afraid of it getting in the tank


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