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Hacks related to the cleaning, preserving, manipulating and using glass.

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How do I make a very strong magnifying glass? [closed]

It's getting on to Summer time and with that comes the Sun. I wanted to make a lens or perhaps an array of lenses to focus the Sun's radiation in to one smaller concentrated point which could almost ...
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How to dust a TV screen? [duplicate]

I attempted to dust the screen of my tv with a cotton cloth and much dust collected in the edges and corners. How can I dust more efficiently as to avoid this build-up?
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How can I clean my car headlights?

My car is getting rather old and it's headlights are foggy and dirty. How can I possibly clean them to be as close to new as possible? The image above is what I'm chasing. EDIT: I know of the ...
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How can I clean a glass top oven that has black areas?

I have scrubbed until it's a smooth surface that feels very similar to the original glass top but the surface is so dark it's nearly black. I can slightly see the original pattern in the dark areas ...
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What is the quickest way to defog car windows?

If I don't warm up my car in the mornings the windshield gets so foggy that I can't see. The Heat/AC doesn't seem to help fast enough, and wiping the windshield leaves streaks. How can I deal with ...
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How to remove water spots?

I have a shower with a glass screen to stop the water covering the floor and I try to wipe it down every time using a squeegee in order to prevent the exact problem I am having - I believe the issue ...
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What is the best method for cutting the top off a wine bottle?

I have seen lots of methods for cutting the top from a wine bottle and tried a few. However, I noticed that when I remove the top of the wine bottle, the area cut is always really jagged. Nothing a ...
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How do I remove cloudy buildup from putting wine glasses in the dishwasher?

I have some cheap wine glasses that I regularly put in the dishwasher. (They are not the really cheap greenish glass but rather thick clear glass.) White cloudy rings develop over time, and also from ...

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