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#417283 - Tue May 21 2013 11:16 AM Glass cylinder cleaning??
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
I'm trying to get the small inner cylinder on a tok 34 visiguage to come clean and am running out of ideas!
It has some light hazy spots on the outer portion of the cylinder and I've tried muriatic acid and tried rubbing it with mothers metal polish and yet these spots persist. My actions have cleaned it up a lot but there are just some spots that seem very stubborn.
Anyone have any suggestions for me??
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#417289 - Tue May 21 2013 11:24 AM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: K W FRITH]
bowserman Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 30 2012
Loc: Zumbrota, MN
Kevin,
I used lacquer thinner on mine and it did the trick. It might be worth a shot. I let ot set in a it for a little while to break it loose then wiped it down with moderate force. I am no expert but it worked for me.
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#417291 - Tue May 21 2013 11:25 AM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: K W FRITH]
JGD Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 26 2011
Loc: Michigan
Try baking soda and white vinegar. Add vinegar to the baking soda until it's a paste (not quite liquid). Lightly rub it on the glass, then let it sit for 10 minutes or so. Then rub it into the glass with some elbow grease, then wipe clean with damp cloth.

May have to try a few times. I've had some good luck with it before, but I haven't run into anything too tough yet. Not sure if it'll be strong enough or not, might be worth a shot. I was going to try the Mr. clean magic erasers one day too but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Good luck
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#417293 - Tue May 21 2013 11:33 AM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: JGD]
minuteman Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
use windex and a 600 grit wet sandpaper kevin
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#417295 - Tue May 21 2013 11:37 AM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: minuteman]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Steel wool.
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#417296 - Tue May 21 2013 11:40 AM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: minuteman]
Woodys Rod Shop Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 28 2010
Loc: Utah, Salt Lake County [Murray...
I have used CLR and a scotch bright. red or gray
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#417309 - Tue May 21 2013 12:39 PM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: Woodys Rod Shop]
BlkAngus Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 27 2012
Loc: Turtle Lake, ND
I use wizards rubbing compound, has a lot of grit, has worked for me.

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#417335 - Tue May 21 2013 03:36 PM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: BlkAngus]
buzzy56 Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 24 2012
Loc: Michigan
Try using Mequire's plastic polish. I have used it to remove scratches from plastic dash parts.It is very fine polishing compound.Might work for you?.?
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#417348 - Tue May 21 2013 05:05 PM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: buzzy56]
Miken Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
I've used easy off oven cleaner with 0000 steel wool and it worked great. But wear gloves it will burn your hands.

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#417351 - Tue May 21 2013 05:09 PM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: Miken]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
IF all above fails, soak it in Paint Stripper, then use 0000 steel wool.
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#417358 - Tue May 21 2013 05:33 PM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: Dick Bennett]
wocopep Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Wetumpka,Al.
Fine steel wool and Dawn detergent or SOS pad. Works every time.

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#417422 - Tue May 21 2013 10:08 PM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: wocopep]
JimT Online   content
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
LMAO -All those ideas should keep you out of trouble for quite a while, Kev.


Edited by JimT (Tue May 21 2013 10:10 PM)

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#417450 - Wed May 22 2013 03:49 AM Re: Glass cylinder cleaning?? [Re: JimT]
tbuckles Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Sep 10 2003
Loc: Carthage, IN USA
Steel wool works good but it will leave fine scratch lines.
I use brass wool, works good on porcelain also. You can get it from marine supply stores, I order it from McMaster Carr.
Tom.
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