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Tired of seeing 00 steel wool listed as a safe way to clean glass by our members.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by misc, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Aug 5, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    misc

    misc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the rant, but many people are telling others to do this and it isn't even close to correct.

    I don't care if you used it and you think it looks good. You actually just put millions of microscopic scratches in your glass and it will stain easier now that you added surface area, peaks, and valleys for stains to grab on to.

    I have attached exactly what I have to send out to my customers when I am finished a glass job so they can clean it without me being liable if they damage it. Do you see 00 steel wool on it - nope. Do you see the part that says no metal objects should come into contact with it - yes.

    This is from Oldcastle Glass the largest manufacturer of glass in North America and it was co-wrote with GANA "Glass Association of North America". I think they might know what they are doing.
    Attached Files [​IMG] Glass & Metal care info.pdf (1.37 MB, 0 views)

    Hopefully I can save a windshield or two from years of abuse.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    You know, I don't understand why the heck anyone would want to use steel wool on their windows. I see lots of posts saying its safe, but it seems pretty crazy to me. I would be too scared to do it on mine.:eek: I use Spot-Ex for real bad water spots with no worries about scratching.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    00 steel wool is pretty coarse. 0000, not so much.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    wait, so i should stop using the grinder on my windows ?
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    x2 my die grinder gets those hard to reach places
     
  6. Jul 4, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    lol, wut
     
  8. Jul 4, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    Just found a thread where someone recommended steel wool to get out water spots so I figured it was time for a bump.

    "Misc" is what Bob put all my old "Oswego" threads under with some other members threads who got the hemmer/left.
     
  10. Jul 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    So this good advice is YOUR fault

    I don't know if I can accept it anymore :cool:
     
  11. Jul 4, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    Wut? :goingcrazy:
     
  12. Jul 4, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

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    I dont listen to anyone but Oswego, that guy was the shit.

    R.I.P. :pray:
     
  13. Jul 4, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    someones hitting the :rasta::proposetoast::cheers: again I see
     
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    bump.... stupid people still telling others to scratch their glass with steel
     
  15. Nov 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    As I am waxing my truck I just wax the glass as well. It does a great job at removing the water marks.. plus it helps to repel water.
     
  16. Nov 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    And their chrome.

    That's even worse than using it on glass.
    Chromium is only a couple of microns thick. It simply adds lustre to the nickel, copper, or gold plating beneath it.

    Once scratched, it's only a matter of time before it peels.
     
  17. Nov 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    Wax fills the chips, crevices, and voids in the glass then hazes over time.

    I would never wax glass. In all my years working with glass I have never seen any product that even resembles a wax being used industrially. See here for some more info http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/de...s-stains-scratched-glass-etc.html#post5602651
     
  18. Nov 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    lol...hell yea, dump some Pepsi on it and rub away :rofl:


    some DB in another forum actually had the balls to throw up the Rockwell hardness chart saying steel was softer then glass so no way could it scratch it. silly people
     
  19. Nov 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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  20. Nov 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    are there less stupid people in your time? thinking in the future maybe there would be no need for a thread like this
     
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