Can cloudy glassware be restored? You can remove the buildup caused by calcium and magnesium ions in hard water by swabbing the glass with acetone (nail polish remover), and then scrub gently with a mild detergent. Soaking the glasses in plain white distilled vinegar for 15 minutes is another effective home remedy.
What causes glassware to become cloudy? Cloudy glass is an industry term describing glass that has calcium deposits, which causes a light, foggy appearance in glassware. The water that held flowers in the vase or the repetitive washing of the tumbler is the culprit.
How do you remove white film from glasses? Soak the glasses in white distilled vinegar for 5 to 15 minutes, then wash them with dish soap and rinse them very well. If you have hard water, you will likely have to do this from time to time to remove residue. Another solution is to use acetone and then scrub (gently) with mild dish soap.
How do I fix cloudy glasses in my dishwasher? Or perhaps you changed dishwasher detergent, or the manufacturer of the detergent or rinse aid changed its formula. Try soaking one of your cloudy glasses in vinegar for about five minutes. Then scrub or wipe vigorously with a nonabrasive pad or cloth, and rinse.