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The Case of Scraping Paint Off of Windows

March 1, 2022

Question: Dear Glass Detective, I have been asked to take paint off of windows. The person said someone already tried and couldn’t do it. The paint has been on for years and the sun hits the windows hard. I know I will have to scrape, but is there a product that I can use and […]

How to Get Scratches out of Your Windows

March 1, 2022

Windows bring in natural light, fresh air and help improve the overall comfort of your home. So it’s no surprise that upgrading your home’s windows is one of the best investments you can make. But what happens when your sparkling, clear windows are scratched? Your beautiful views go from clean and pristine to dull and […]

How to Clean Your TV Screens and Computer Monitors

March 1, 2022

There are a number of important considerations to remember when you're cleaning TV screens and computer monitors in your home. Find out why the old methods for cleaning glass-screened CRT TVs of the past no longer applies and learn how to clean modern TVs and Computer Monitors.

What Causes a Mirror to Tarnish?

March 1, 2022

Mirrors can suffer from tarnishing, fogging, black spot formation, de-silvering and more. So what causes mirrors to tarnish? There can be a few culprits, but there's one that's almost guaranteed to ruin a mirror. The Glass Detective explains on our blog!

Can I Use Steel Wool to Clean Auto Glass?

March 1, 2022

The Case of the Cleaning Compounds Question: Dear Glass Detective, When cleaning the interior of an automobile windshield that is fogging, is it recommended to use an abrasive step in the cleaning process? Most of the car care “how-to” videos and postings online all seem to include an initial “abrasive” step which uses a nylon […]

The Case of the Theft Deterring Glass

March 1, 2022

Interested in making your home safer and more resistant to burglars? We offer up tips on how to fortify your home's weaker points - the windows and doors. Read more to find out how you too can protect your home from theft.

How To Choose Between Laminated vs. Tempered Safety Glass

February 18, 2022

Confused about what type of replacement glass to use in your home or business? Learn how to choose the right type of safety glass for your job today!

The Case of the Etched Shower Glass

February 18, 2022

Want to add design elements to your basic shower glass? Etched glass and backpainted glass is an excellent way to do this! Explore the possibilities here as the Glass Detective takes on the case of the etched shower glass.

Glass Railing Systems

February 18, 2022

The Case of the Reticent Railing Remodeler Dear Glass Detective, Would you please advise me whether to choose between laminated or tempered glass for a frameless glass railing system on my balcony in the 4th floor of a building? Will ½” glass be considered safe or should I ask for a thicker glass? I want […]

How to Remove Watermarks & Stains on Glass

January 26, 2022

We all may want those sparkling clean windows and glass shower doors we see on TV, but getting them isn’t always that easy. Stubborn watermarks can make it difficult to keep windows and shower door glass sparkling clean. Find out how to remove watermarks from your glass.

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