SailNet Community

SailNet Community (https://www.sailnet.com/forums/)
-   Gear & Maintenance (https://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/)
-   -   Remove dried salt from porthole glass (https://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/329586-remove-dried-salt-porthole-glass.html)

fune31 05-11-2019 12:48 PM

Remove dried salt from porthole glass
 
Does anybody know of a good product or home made solution to remove dried salt from porthole glass?

I have tried white vinegar and a lot of elbow grease. But, that dried salt will just not go away.

capta 05-11-2019 01:02 PM

Re: Remove dried salt from porthole glass
 
We just rinse with fresh water. Salt is 100% water soluble. Even after days in the sun and wind, the salt just washes off our Eisenglass dodger windows, and they are a lot more prone to scratching than porthole material.

chicory83 05-11-2019 01:07 PM

Re: Remove dried salt from porthole glass
 
Mild acids like the acetic acid in vinegar should be good for removing residual calcium carbonate, but there are more aggressive products you can buy in a hardware store for removing lime scale that may work better. Before you try one of them I would try to increase the contact time by soaking a cloth in vinegar and securing it against the window for a while. Increasing the temperature will also increase the rate of reaction, moderate warming might help the process along.

SeanM26 05-11-2019 02:07 PM

CLR diluted in hot water.

paulinnanaimo 05-11-2019 02:14 PM

Re: Remove dried salt from porthole glass
 
Are you certain that you are dealing with dried salt and not abrasive scratches for example?

hellosailor 05-11-2019 02:53 PM

Re: Remove dried salt from porthole glass
 
If it is salt, as the others said, that's water soluble and letting it get damp (cover with damp paper towels & wait) would let it come off easily.

If it is NOT salt, and the portlights really are glass, one alternative is to take a fresh single-edged razor blade and carefully hold it at a low angle, and scrape. Unless you dig a pointy corner of the blade into the glass, this works on windshields, glass stove tops, portlights, windows, no problem. Some folks will take a stone or fine sandpaper and just round off the corners of the blade to make sure it can't nick.

Home-made glass cleaner often is salt and lemon juice and water, so perhaps a little lemon juice would also help.

Thank hard: If it is not salt, what else could it be?

fune31 05-12-2019 11:49 AM

Re: Remove dried salt from porthole glass
 
Thank you for the responses.

rocullen 05-15-2019 04:15 AM

Re: Remove dried salt from porthole glass
 
I use vinegar and calcium lime rust remover.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome