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Kids threw teddy bear at glass, how to clean?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by burnt03, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    Almost made it through the first year. Kids were really good all year, made it clear not to go near it, etc. Younger one has a tantrum, takes the older one's bear and tosses it at the glass. Doesn't stick, catch on fire, etc but melts something onto the glass.

    Looks like it's made out of "chenille". Won't wipe off... can I use razor blade and scrape it off or can you suggest something else?

    Thanks

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  2. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Razor blades work on the inside of my glass without a problem. Should work fine on yours.
    Or use a bunny to clean it. Nothing sticks to their fur, or so a bear told me.==c
  3. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    I had a similar scenario but it was my dog playing catch with himself with a plush toy, stuck right to the glass. I used a scrape blade the next morning once the glass was cool so it didn't smear. There was residue but a little white vinegar cleaned it right off.

    Good luck!
  4. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    I had someone get polartec melted on mine...probably pretty much the same stuff. First, I think it will burn off with time. Second, you can try carefully wiping it when hot...it's more likely to come off then,.But use a silicone tool and try to do it before the glass gets to 500. Like a spatula. Or, when it's cold, use one of the flat nylon scrub things made for cleaning non-stick pots: they work well on the glass. Won't scratch it.
  5. tekguy

    tekguy Feeling the Heat

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    carefull use of a razor blade at the proper angle will scrape it off, a nice new clean sharp edge blade, not a gouged up dull old one
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  7. gmule

    gmule Feeling the Heat

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    I used a razor blade to remove melted barbie hair off of the glass on the fireview.
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    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    Metal spatula got melted fleece off of mine. Could probably find the post still on here
  10. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Enough about the stove . . . how is the beloved teddy bear?
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  11. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Let it cool down and use a razor blade.
  12. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I don't remember exactly how it happened, but we had a similar situation with my brother's teddy bear when I was a kid. Grandma had to do some surgical teddy skin grafting.
  13. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    Thanks for all the tips guys, I'll give it a try after work today!

    Teddy bear is singed but otherwise ok :)
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  14. TradEddie

    TradEddie Minister of Fire

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    With kids, you need a bottle of "Goof Off" on hand at all times. Great for for removing almost anything. Be sure the stove is cold, this stuff will go WOOF.

    TE
  15. westkywood

    westkywood Feeling the Heat

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    I clean windows for a living. What I would try first is let the glass cool ( totally ), get it wet with water and dish soap ( to make the razor glide easier) use a new single edge razor to scrape it off. The key is to keep the glass wet....
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  16. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I use a single edge blade to scrape the black glass of my BK all the time. Never had a scratch.
  17. Dieselbreath

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    I had a similar mark on mine (bottom of tennis shoe from the grandson.) After giving up trying to remove the imprint I left it alone and with the heat it gradually disappeared.
  18. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I agree with the others.....a brand-new, sharp razor blade. You can clean up any leftover residue with a little bit of paint thinner or even give one of those magic erasers a try (when the glass is cool, of course...)

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