Can I Use Steel Wool to Clean Auto Glass?

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 […]

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Can You Wash Your Car if Your Windshield is Cracked?

Washing your car with a cracked windshield … although it seems like an initial “no” there are a few things to consider. Yes, technically you can physically wash your vehicle with a crack or chip in your windshield, but it might not be in your best interest. Why? – It’s simple, if too much pressure […]

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Recycling Glass Bottles

The Case of the Broken Bottle Build Question: Dear Glass Detective, I am tired of seeing glass bottles and jars not getting recycled. I am wondering two things—first, is there an R-value for broken glass, such as gabion glass or broken bottles? Secondly, I want to build a fence made of broken or whole glass […]

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The Many Uses of Mirrors

Mirrors do more than allow you to see your reflection. They can make a space brighter or appear larger. Mirrors also play a major part in feng shui. There are plenty of uses for a mirror in your home or business. What Does Your Reflection Show? While mirrors can be used to let you know […]

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Mirror Lighting Options

Mirror lighting can transform it into something completely different. From a design standpoint, it can help jazz up a living or dining room space. Mirror lighting can also help improve reflection. Mirror can create a nice feature or design element in most any room. Using mirror in your home’s design can help make the space […]

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Entry Doors 2020: Larger in Size and Wider in Options

If you’re shopping entry doors in 2020, you might find yourself confused by the latest trends—many of which represent polar opposites. Some manufacturers have worked to develop age-old aesthetics, while others have gone modern. Some are offering pivot doors, while others are sticking with standard hinges. Perhaps the only trend that most door manufacturers seem […]

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A Guide to Full Length Mirror Options

A full length mirror not only allows you to see yourself and your outfit better, it can help a room appear larger and brighter. Full length mirrors come in several different sizes with a variety of frames and mounting systems. If you want to be able to see a more complete reflection of yourself and […]

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Picking the Perfect Vanity Mirror

A vanity, whether in a bathroom or not, is essentially pointless without a mirror. And since the station is designated to help us beautify, why shouldn’t the vanity mirror itself exude its own sense of beauty? So, what mirror should you pick? There are many ways to create an attractive vanity station through the presence […]

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What Is the Value of My Antique Mirror and Should I Restore It?

What Is the Value of an Antique Mirror? People often think of their heirloom furniture, such as mirrors, as priceless antiques. They consider them invaluable due to the history they’ve garnered through the various generations they have survived. The truth is, not all antique looking mirrors actually have age value as you might suppose. Yes, […]

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A Guide to Mirror Styles

A mirror, whether framed or simple wall glass, is one of the most dynamic pieces of artwork you can place in a room. Not only does it create style and flare through shape, frame design and reflection, but it is also practical for everyday use. It stands out as a design piece is through the […]

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