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Water stains on antique glass vase
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Janaki in India    Posted 03-14-2002 at 02:02:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just got given a lovely glass vase by ma-in-law. Says its at least 100 years old. Trouble is people have tried to use it as a flower vase and left water in it for long periods of time. The result now is that it's got these ugly white lines at various levels. It's opaque now. I've tried lime scale remover but does't work. Does any one know what to do?

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Hilla    Posted 07-18-2005 at 05:01:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]

TB    Posted 03-14-2002 at 18:05:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have cleaned some pretty nasty glass insulators with some success below is a link. But if the glass is itched you well have to send it someplace to have it tumbled. If you go this route would I would do more research this takes special equipment and knowledge.

Erich    Posted 03-14-2002 at 14:41:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know how practical this is, but could it possibly be buffed and polished inside without harming it?

Salmoneye    Posted 03-14-2002 at 09:56:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Afraid that you will only ever be partially successful at clearing that up.
I have dabbled in glass for a while now and once a piece is 'fogged' it is pretty much done.

If you ever have good success, please let us know!
I have some EAPG (Early American Pattern Glass) and some depression pieces that I would love to salvage.

I have tried CLR, bleach, vinegar, gasoline, alcohol, lye, and about anything else I could think of with only VERY limited success...

Jerry S    Posted 03-14-2002 at 08:06:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try some vinegar.

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