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Offline stevetheb

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Whitefriars? how should I clean it?
« on: October 13, 2006, 08:27:53 PM »
I bought another vase today... I should consider buying flowers now and again and actually use these things...

http://www.kammneves.co.uk/vase2.jpg

I've pretty much convinced myself that it's a Whitefriars Vase pattern 9772.. it's about 18 cms tall and pretty heavy...

It has however been used as a vase (hardly surprising) but is in great conditon apart from some deposit (Limescale) inside...

Whats the best way to clean it? Can I just wash it in warm water?


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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006, 08:53:07 PM »
I use Lidl Bathroom cleaner, don't leave it on too long, about 2 minutes or so, and it seems to take off the whitest lime scale.


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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2006, 09:24:25 PM »
Hi, lovely vase, I like this pattern very much. Looks like Lilac c1974, probably pat. no. 9777 in catalogues at 7.5 ".  The 9772 is the larger one at 9 ".

For cleaning I use Cillet Bang and leave in overnight, but the Lidl one sounds very effective if only needed to stay in for 2 mins!  I shall try that. Emmi


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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2006, 09:42:09 PM »
It's cheaper as well Emmi!


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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006, 09:53:24 PM »
I have just found a concentrated Limescale remover, here in Holland, it is supposed to be diluted before use, but I have used it in 3 vases and so far each one has come up spotless, with very little effort.
My lateset purchase, which arrived this afternoon, is now sparkling clean and I am one happy camper  :D  :D
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2006, 09:43:58 AM »
Then when I;ve got all the scale out, I polish plain (not coated - the alcohol takes the coating off  :cry:   which it also does to pictures on old tins.  Spoilt my best tin like that  :oops:  :cry:  :oops: ) glass with Isopropyl Alcohol - available from the chemist.  Gives a lovely sparkle.


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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2006, 07:45:06 PM »
Lidls - Bathroom cleaner - 79p -

I have a nice shiny vase now....and am even pondering cleaning the bathroom now...

Great stuff - so glad I asked the question..


Steve


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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2006, 07:57:57 PM »
For really stubborn deposits a handful of brown rice and a little water swished around in the vase. The husk of the rice is a mild abrasive, but not hard enough to scratch the glass and there is no risk of chemical attack from limescale remover.
If your hands are wet be careful not to drop the vase as you agitate it and don't do it in the sink as you are bound to hit the tap. Experience you see !
I understand broken walnut shells are used in the optical industry to polish glass, but I haven't tried. And also I think in lapidary, but that is not relevant I suppose because gemstones tend to be much harder than glass.


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Re: Wow!
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2006, 10:03:20 PM »
Quote from: "stevetheb"
Lidls - Bathroom cleaner - 79p -

I have a nice shiny vase now....and am even pondering cleaning the bathroom now...

Great stuff - so glad I asked the question..


Steve


Isn't it good stuff!!  and their kitchen cleaner is the bees knees too.  

and all considerably cheaper than Sainsbury's


 

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