Best door glass??

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Post By: Homesteader » Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 11:40 am

I use some stuff once a week called "Perkins HearthGlass Crème" that I got from a stove store. It's got some grit to it. I open my load door before my shakedown and reload and leave it open for about 10 min. or so till the glass cools down enough to touch. I use a rag with a little bit of the crème in it to clean off the glass then rinse off the rag leaving it just damp and go over it again. Cleans the glass real good. Other than the time it takes for the glass to cool down its a quick job and I can watch the blue ladies dance in HD. :)

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Post By: freetown fred » Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 12:33 pm

There's a lot of this crackling that is within the pyrex itself--no fix there. Course mine's 10 yrs old & I can still see PRETTY WELL. I also just leave the door open till the glass cools.

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Post By: rberq » Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 3:49 pm

Hmmmm. Open the door until the glass cools. Too easy, no wonder I didn't think of it. :oops:

Thanks. I'll give that a try.

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Post By: lsayre » Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 4:37 pm

Why wait for it to cool?



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Post By: joeq » Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 5:44 pm

Looks like the opposite of "artificial aging" to me, Isy. :D

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Post By: lsayre » Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 5:46 pm

I recall seeing an advertisement for one of the zero expansion ceramics years ago in which a torch was raging on one side of the thin sheet of glass while someone was pouring water on the other side. The foreign video I posted came close to its impact.

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Post By: rberq » Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 6:31 pm

lsayre wrote:
Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 5:46 pm
I recall seeing an advertisement for one of the zero expansion ceramics years ago in which a torch was raging on one side of the thin sheet of glass while someone was pouring water on the other side. The foreign video I posted came close to its impact.
Great video! I have used damp paper towels on the hot glass but even though my head tells me it's OK I still cringe.

As suggested above, I opened the door and let it cool for a bit, then used a foam sanding block from my sheet-rocking toolkit. It worked pretty well, was cool enough so the sanding block didn't smoke, and draft was enough so it didn't register at all on the CO detector. As the cast iron door cooled it ticked so regularly that I thought it was my pendulum clock.

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