Looks Like Water Dried On, But Not Water on Sliding Glass Door

peabody1June 5, 2014

Help me clean my sliding glass door. It is hard to describe what is going on. It looks sort of like someone sprayed the glass and let it . It has a water spot appearance. I am not saying that is what happened, but to give you some kind of visual. I have tried to clean it, but no luck. Vinegar and water will not clean it. There is so build up of anything so nothing to scrape off. The glass itself just seems to have this look of something sprayed on and dried on. Suggestions for getting it off. I have used a microfiber cloth, too.

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graywings123

I have the same thing. It is neither on the inside or the outside. Mine isn't coming out.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 12:01PM
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KeithBC

You've not said if the glass is clear. However, I have used a product available at Home Depot called Shower, Tub and Tile cleaner put out by ZEP. Follow the instructions, and for sure test on a small corner first. I use a white abrasive pad with this on stubborn marks. and found it may take more than one use. For sure, test on inconspicuous area first - it has a harsh odor as well!!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:40PM
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morz8

Is this a double pane insulated glass door? Could be the seal is failing and the cloudiness you see is inside the space between panes. Sometimes the first clue is just a bit of spottiness that doesn't clean up when the outsides are cleaned....Just a thought.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 12:57PM
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peabody1

To answer the questions posed....it is clear glass....it is a sliding glass door....and it is NOT double pane insulated glass.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 8:09AM
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rob333

Could it be that there is a film coating and it's actually coming off rather than something being on it?

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 1:39PM
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peabody1

rob333,

It does not appear to be a coating. There is no bubbling up nor pealing of any type. It just looks like something has dried on it. It isn't actually the shape of water drops, but when you look at it it looks to me like liquid has dried on it. I just now took a look and I scraped on each side of the door. The door must be double pane and the spots look like they must be between the glass.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 11:28AM
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