Cleaners

by Ken
(Chatt. Tn)

I am trying a new item for cleaning my pieces before waxing. I am using the Mr Clean Magic Eraser, or the Walmart equilivant(?).

It, so far, seeems to work very well. It doesn't effect the glass but does seem to buff and dull the solder just a little. The polishing step brings the solder back.

Does anyone have comment, good or bad, on this?

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Cleaning Off The Last Bits Of Wax

by Cindy

This last weekend when finishing a piece, all I had left to do was the final waxing. I thought about the shoes I had polished earlier in the week. After getting off most of the wax I tried using my hand shoe polisher to finish getting all the wax off. To my surprised it worked great in the corners and next to the lead. Just thought I would share that tidbit.

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Cleaning Aid

by Keith Robinson
(Cottingham, UK)

Excellent household product

Excellent household product

This general pupose cleaning medium is really useful to the stained glass community. The packaging shows general household cleaning applications, cookers etc, but I have used it very successfully to clean lead came prior to soldering and for final clean up of a finished panel. When using it on lead it can be repeatedly washed out. The piece shown has been used for hours and its only just started to suffer physically. Its like an ultra fine abrasive but quite soft so it moulds round whatever you apply it to. Leaves no marks on lead but just a few passes leaves anything totally clean and grease free.

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Glass Shard Cean-up

by Kathy Shreve
(Cheyenne, WY)

I like to cut glass on a carpeted plywood panel. However, tiny shards of glass were difficult to remove from the carpeted surface until I hit upon using a lint brush with disposable sticky sheets. I run the lint brush over the carpeted area, and remove sheets as they get full of glass shards. No more sticks and pokes from those tiny shards!

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