Any kind of liquid cleaner. Spray it on and spread it around on
the glass. Let it set a few minutes. Rub it with a balled up
sheet of newspaper dampened with the cleaner and dipped into the
Mineral spirits would probably work - I used to use ms to remove tar.
Be sure, if you use mineral spirits, that all traces are gone before you
light a fire. I know you know better - just had to say it :o)
Washing soda. Available in most grocery stores in the same section as laundry
detergent. Dissolve 1/4 cup in a quart of warm water. The goo will wipe off.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss
For the glass on a wood-burning fireplace, the unbelievably simple
solution is to use the wood ash itself. Dip a wet paper towel in the ash,
rub it on the glass, dissolves the stuff in about five seconds. Wipe it
clean with another damp paper towel. Way easier/cheaper/eco-friendlier
than anything else I can think of. As I said, unbelievable.
Dennis M. Straussfogel, Ph.D.
Aerospace Engineering Consultant
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