Cleaning glass fireplace doors

March 26th 2000

Abbotsford, BC

Dear Shell,

I have a gas fireplace. Every year the glass gets a buildup on the flame side. It looks like ash but is extremely difficult to remove. I have tried everything to remove it but cannot remove it all. I have tried Vim, your home cleaning formula etc. but nothing works 100%. I don't want to use something too abrasive that will scratch the glass. Any suggestions on what I could use on the brick around it as wee, as it too has gone rather black in areas?

Thanks, Don

Dear Don,

One of the best products to clean glass fireplace doors is Turtle Wax (liquid), yes the same as you use on your car. Apply with a denim cloth and buff with a soft clean cloth. Most fireplace shops stock a glass cleaner but most people also have Turtle wax in the garage.
As for the bricks the best product is Pick Solution, available at many major retailers.

It's just that easy.

Shell Busey