Cloudy Front Glass

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Post Sun. Aug. 03, 2008 11:52 pm

Has anyone tried polish or is there any method to make my front glass look somehwat new agian? There is a cloudy white haze on most of the ceramic glass. I tried cleaning it and using stove top polish with little luck.

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Post Mon. Aug. 04, 2008 5:51 am

Cleaning Glass/Stove

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Post Mon. Aug. 04, 2008 5:59 am

Mine is a dark chocolate brown coloring. I've tried lava soap with steel wool. Rouge and buffing wheel. And with a razor blade. I've only been able to lighten the color a slight amount but able to see through it better.


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Post Mon. Aug. 04, 2008 8:01 am

Once the brown film gets on the glass, it's almost impossible to remove. As I posted in the other thread it's easy to clean once the wax coating is on it, however I started with new glass.

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Post Mon. Aug. 04, 2008 9:33 am

After 2-3 months, mine clouds up and that's about it, I still keep it clean, but still very hazy.

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Post Mon. Aug. 04, 2008 9:36 am

I read the other thread. Basically there isn't much that ca be done short of polishing the glass periodically. I think mine is too far gone for that.

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