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How do you remove a foggy film from cut crystal Waterford glasses?
Home Organizing & Cleaning / 9:49 PM - Sunday August 16, 2009

How do you remove a foggy film from cut crystal Waterford glasses?

Glasses were washed in a dish washer.

- Asked by Female, 66 or older

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My first question for you, is do you have hard water?  If so, the foggy film could be the minerals from the hard water building-up on your crystal glasses.  To remove the film, soak the glasses in vinegar and wash by hand.  This will help remove the film.  If it's a very thick film then you may need to resoak them.  However, if it seems the film isn't coming off, then your glasses may be permanently etched, which is caused by a combination of things: softened hard water, detergent and the high heat from the dishwasher.  Etched glassware cannot be restored back to their original clearness.

- Response by ghresearchinstitute1900, A DIY Expert, Female, 46-55, New York

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vinegar. and then a paper towel.

- Response by pizzatroll, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 46-55, Science / Engineering

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Wash them again but by hand to remove the film.

- Response by lasttrueromantic, Female, 36-45, Teaching

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The damage may actually be permanent :( The heat and chemicals can etch into lead crystal and cause a "bloom" ... Looks like a fog.

Try soaking them in white vinegar and using a toothbrush on the cuts. Or try using bubbling denture cleaner. I hope that something works...

- Response by siouxzen, Female, Who Cares?, Los Angeles, Self-Employed

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Hand wash and rinse your glasses with a solution of white vinegar and water. Let them dry with the vinegar water then pour very hot water over them for a final rinse. Wa La! shinny clear glasses. I stopped washing glasses in the dish washer for the same reason.

- Response by 3wiltedroses, A Mom of Tweens, Female, Who Cares?, Self-Employed

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1 cup of vinegar in the final rinse of your dishwasher.

- Response by ceehawk, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 66 or older, Atlanta, Retired

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Wash them by hand with Joy lemon dish detergent. Never put them in the dishwasher.

- Response by watbuttondoipush, Female, 36-45, Financial / Banking

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