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Cleaning Hard Water Spots Off Of Crystal

We have really hard water, and I wish I could figure out the best way to clean the water spots off my crystal wine glasses. Does any one have any tips? Of course I know that if I buff them when they are wet, but was wondering if there is a special fabric or something which would help and make life easier.

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Daphna from Alachua, Florida

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By Katie (Guest Post)
November 6, 20070 found this helpful

Just dampen any paper towel or towel with a little white vinegar and wipe....presto!!

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November 6, 20070 found this helpful

That's sounds familiar I too have hard water.. Hi my name is Rebecca...

The best thing to use is Vinegar that's the only thing I know about it works good... It smells of course but it works try it...

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November 6, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks for your responses. But wouldnt you taste the vinegar?

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November 7, 20070 found this helpful

If you are washing these in the dishwasher, you could try a cup or so of vinegar in the last rince. I used to do this when I lived in a town with hard water and I had no water softer. It also prevented a film on dark china like the brown teapot. You could give it a try.

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By Linda, Spokane WA (Guest Post)
November 7, 20070 found this helpful

There will be no vinegar taste. Honest.

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November 7, 20070 found this helpful

I agree with the vinegar. I keep a jar of vinegar under my sink and when I need it I put the vinegar in a dish and roll the glasses in the vinegar and then rinse in hot water.

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I put the vinegar back into the jar and use the same vinegar over and over.

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February 9, 20120 found this helpful

I have the hardest water out of all of you all . Most times a warm white vinegar and water soak will remove the spots but I have had some in which it did not. I used some fine metal polish in a final try to remove the spots from some glass and had amaizing results. You might try one of those metal polishing cloths to remove them as I do't believe the product I used is available anymore. I used," Haggerty's 100 metal polish". Last time I found some was at a jewelers.

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