10:12AM | 08/04/05
Member Since: 08/03/05
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My daughter cleaned our new glass storm door with a TSP solution instead of glass cleaner. Then she allowed it to dry instead of wiping it dry. Now there appears to be an irridescent film that I have been unable to remove with glass cleaner. Any suggestions?


10:28AM | 08/04/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
white vinegar.


12:40PM | 08/04/05
Member Since: 08/03/05
2 lifetime posts
White vinegar didn't work either. I really scrubbed with it too.


03:07PM | 08/04/05
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
Concentrated TSP, or TSP allowed to dry on glass can cause etching. If that has happened the damage may be irreversible. Hydrofluoric and phosphoric acids are better known etching agents, but trisodium phosphate, while slower, can also severely damage glass. If you view the glass surface with a magnifying glass you will see if the surface has etched, or if it is indeed a film.

doug seibert

09:47AM | 08/06/05
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
I've had good results removing the film using the suggestion on a TSP package......

Prepare a fresh weak solution of TSP and clean rags to clean the glass.......

Re-wash the glass with fresh rags and Clean water.........

Rinse the glass again with clean water and immediately BUFF the glass dry using soft paper toweling.......


04:25PM | 07/19/13
I had drip marks from tsp etched into my windows which neither vinegar or dilute tsp would remove. I made a paste of powdered glass and vinegar and rubbed it in a circular motion over the marks then rinsed with clean water. This worked very well.
I would definitely test a small inconspicuous area first.
p.s. The glass powder came from a glass grinder I use to make stained glass windows.


02:37PM | 09/15/13
I inadvertently left tsp streaks on window glass. I then tried everything under the sun to remove it: vinegar, a light solution of tsp, window cleaners, glass buffing cloths, etc... Nothing worked.

Finally, I was using a white out product to clear the white film that develops on the inside tempered glass pane on a gas fireplace screen and, lo and behold, it worked perfectly.

Hope this info helps someone out.


10:36AM | 12/25/13
Any ceramic stove top cleaner will remove the stains. Be careful on the application as the ceramic cleaner will make swirls that you can see in the light. I recommend using an orbital buffer to apply and then applying Rain X afterward.


02:36PM | 07/16/14
For TSP stains on glass, I used Glass cook top cleaner. Put some on a paper towel rubbed in small circles then wipe off immediately with wet towel. Stains are gone! Magic!


08:19AM | 07/17/14
Member Since: 06/23/14
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Alex mason
I have used Hydra Glitter to clean my window glass...
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