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cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:22 pm
by zipflip | 57 Posts | 259 Points

what do you guys use like solvents like windex or gegreaser etc to clean the aluminum inserts in ur hoods . I really got no choice but to use something after realizing after being a chain smoker of cigs for past years all the stale 2nd hand smoke air goin thru hoods has left a grimy smoke stain look to it. I used rub alcohol in a corner to see hwo dirty it was and , it looked like I wiped my bum wit the rag all tarry brown.
my only concern is oxidizing of the shiny reflective surface etc. Id use plain water but im afraid id prolly be there all day scrubbing and rubbing and in the end have it clean but also dull form all the rubbing too.
I've also looked online nd cant find anyplace that sells just the presized inserts per the hood either. iknow they sell replacement glass sized per whatever hood you replacing glass for but no reflec inserts.... -?-
almost startin to winder if after all is said and done and the damage I do to the sheen/reflective capability of the insert that I may as well simply pull the reflec insert and just run as it is with the white powdercoating on interior even.

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#2

RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:37 pm
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6379 Points

new big glassed in hoods are 200 more or less on craig list...cant see running the white for that cost verses loss in lite...imho...


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RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:52 pm
by The Hemp Goddess | 281 Posts | 1083 Points

I would use a cleaning product for stainless steel appliances. They are gentle enough not to scratch, but tough enough to remove kitchen grease.

You still smoking cigarettes? Might be a good time to consider quitting. It is truly the best thing I ever did for myself in my life (and I had some pretty bad habits in my younger days).


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RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:04 pm
by Rosebud | 499 Posts | 2113 Points

I would use palmolive dish washing soap.

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RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:08 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.467 Posts | 11510 Points

Dawn cleans most anything


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RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:08 pm
by MR1 | 703 Posts | 2417 Points

The only thing I have found that is easy to find and that will take the tar from smoking off of an electronic air cleaner is Spray Nine. I quit smoking but there is still one smoker in the house.

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RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:13 pm
by Rosebud | 499 Posts | 2113 Points

Dawn is what I meant...stoner moment....thanks Ozzy.

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#8

RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:01 am
by pcduck (deleted)
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Have you tried the stuff they use to clean cooling coils?


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RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:02 am
by cant • Banned | 55 Posts | 148 Points

I use 3M aerosol degreaser to get things clean and some paper towel or an old towel.
cant

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RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:16 am
by CatFish | 7 Posts | 53 Points

I use RonsonoLighter Fluid then i just wipe with water works like a charm


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RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:48 pm
by zipflip | 57 Posts | 259 Points

plenty of ideas now to try or look into . thanks everyone. jus didn't know what direction to look as far as solvents to clean things without ruining the finish of things.

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RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:11 pm
by brimck325 | 55 Posts | 237 Points

iso.

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RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:17 am
by WeatherMan | 77 Posts | 146 Points

Quote: The Hemp Goddess wrote in post #3


You still smoking cigarettes? Might be a good time to consider quitting. It is truly the best thing I ever did for myself in my life



Quit over 5 years ago and have since then ONLY vaped, smoked or ate my cannabis.

QUIT THOSE NASTY THINGS and your lungs and bank account will thank you! Plus, you'll also live longer and that for me is something I can't believe I didn't take more seriously in my younger years.

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Cannabis Heals

Kick the Nic Bro !

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RE: cleaning reflectors

in Sizing and Lighting Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:20 am
by WeatherMan | 77 Posts | 146 Points

Quote: zipflip wrote in post #1
what do you guys use like solvents like windex or gegreaser etc to clean the aluminum inserts in ur hoods




forgot to address your question, sorry...

Yes, I use WINDEX 1x monthly as part of routine maintenance even if the reflectors "look" clean they get wiped down gently...

peace ~

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