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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 12, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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any tips or products to clean up old glass?

I have more or less just inherited an older car from long island NY, the outside glass has a haze that is difficult to see through and is rough to the touch. glass cleaner has done nothing, all purpose spray cleaners no help, CLR and not cutting through. any ideas ? I have read that barkeepers friend applied with a moist cloth may cut through, I'll try tomorrow.

anyone been through this and brought back old glass?

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Re: any tips or products to clean up old glass?

Buy some four ought (finest gauge you can get) steel wool, then use it dipped in clear vinegar, rinse with water and vinegar solution repeat or let soak on bad areas then polish the glass dry with newspaper.


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X2. The steel wool believe it or not doesn't scratch the glass. I use steel wool to clean any overspray that sneaks through the masking paper. Works every time


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Re: any tips or products to clean up old glass?

The steel wool & vinegar should work (mix vinegar & water & a little dish soap). Is it all over the glass, or is it windshield wiper marks?
If it's wiper marks, you're not getting them out. Time for new glass then.
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Re: any tips or products to clean up old glass?

I work for Pilkington and the repair guys use steel wool and vinegar and a few other things. I would suggest starting with a small area bottom passenger side first. Go lightly to begin with. As we say at work it s on the passenger side nobody will ever see it for the dogs nose prints anyway !
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Re: any tips or products to clean up old glass?

Not sure of you budgit but new glass is much easier.I bought mine for around $700

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Re: any tips or products to clean up old glass?

$700!
The last tinted and shaded windshield I bought for my Camaro was $35.00. That's thirty-five.
Of course that was in 1979.
But still, is Maryland that expensive?

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Re: any tips or products to clean up old glass?

I replaced mine last year for $70 and it came from a Md Chevy dealer....of course I know an installer, but still, it was a great improvement and paying another $125 for installation wouldn't have stopped me.

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Re: any tips or products to clean up old glass?

Paid $90 for mine and 2 of us installed. . . not difficult. I use the original butyl to keep the glass the correct distance from the body. Pre fit the glass and set the bottom 2 stops, set the glass on the stops and lay it down. . . 15 min job! Not a big deal and you save some bucks. I think the fun of restoring a car is doing it all yourself. I leaned how to weld, paint, build an engine and do interior work over the years and so what if you screw up in the process. My restorations never leave the yard. . . except engine machine work. Try it, you will like it!!!! Just an old guy talkin.
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