The Ultimate Cleaning Antique Glass Quiz

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The Ultimate Cleaning Antique Glass Quiz
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Just found the most exquisite antique wine glass in a flea shop? Well, potentially exquisite, seeing that it is covered in decades worth of grime. Take our quiz and gets some pointers on how to clean the delicate glass so that you don't hear the dreaded, and unfortunately familiar, twinkle of breaking glass.
What is the name of extraterrestrial and naturally occurring glass?
obsidianites
Extraterrestrial or naturally occurring glass, glass that is created by the astronomical heat generated by volcanoes or meteorites, is called obsidianites or tektites.
grangafoles
terreglass

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How should you clean a museum quality piece of antique glass?
Spray it with Windex or Windowleen and wipe it gently.
Consult with a professional evaluator before attempting anything.
If you have a museum quality piece of glass, don't try to clean it yourself. First consult with a professional evaluator.
Soak it in hot water for a few days and then let it air dry.

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How should you maintain an heirloom quality piece of antique glass?
Wash it with warm, soapy water.
Spray it with' Windex' or 'Windowleen' and let it air dry.
Wipe it down with distilled water.
If you have an heirloom quality piece, wipe it down with distilled water. Avoid submerging it in water.

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What temperature should any water that comes in contact with antique glass be?
room temperature
Any water that comes in contact with antique glass should be room temperature or just slightly warmer.
cold
warm

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When cleaning your antique glass, what should you cover your work surface with?
layers of newspaper
towels
You should cover your work surface with towels or soft cloths to create a cushion, incase you drop or knock over any pieces.
a rubber mat

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What is the ideal way to wash a piece of antique glass?
in a rubber-mat-lined bath tub
in a plastic or rubber tub
The ideal way to wash glass is in a rubber or plastic tub. If that is not possible, line the sink with soft towels.
in a stainless steel sink

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What is the most aggressive method for cleaning a very filthy piece of antique glass?
using lime scale removal product
The most aggressive method for cleaning a dirty piece of glass is to use a lime scale remover on it. This should only be done when a list of cleaning methods in order of aggressiveness has not been successful, starting with rubbing a glass with a slightly damp, lint-free cloth.
soaking in denture cleaner
wiping with a solution of three parts water to one part vinegar

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What kind of polish should you use when polishing antique glass?
polish designed for glass topped stoves
When trying to polish off stubborn blemishes, use polish designed for glass topped stoves. For a homemade method, try a dab of baking soda or toothpaste.
silver polish
jewelry polish

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What is glass made from?
water, sand and sodium carbonate
sand, oxygen and lime
sand, sodium carbonate and lime
Modern day glass is made from sand, sodium carbonate and lime.

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Before cleaning a glass piece, what should you do?
Wash your hands.
Put on gloves.
Inspect the piece to determine its level of fragility.
Before you clean a glass piece, you should inspect it so to determine what kind of glass it is made from and if there are any delicate spots like metal filigree, or painted rims and decorations.

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