what can I do to get my son's melted jacket off my glass door???

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cristiansmom

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Jul 17, 2008
92
Rhode Island
My husband accidentally hit the door with my son's jacket and it melted onto the glass. He proceeded to try to scrape it off with a plastic scraper but now's it just smeared on and looks worse... I tried paint remover and acetone when the stove was cold. Tried to get the stove hot and scrape again but with a glass scraper but still no luck... Any help????

Debi
 

SmokeyTheBear

Minister of Fire
Nov 10, 2008
13,363
Standish, ME
debinri said:
My husband accidentally hit the door with my son's jacket and it melted onto the glass. He proceeded to try to scrape it off with a plastic scraper but now's it just smeared on and looks worse... I tried paint remover and acetone when the stove was cold. Tried to get the stove hot and scrape again but with a glass scraper but still no luck... Any help????

Debi
Ouch,

You'll have to find something that can dissolve both the jacket and scrapper stuff, there are a number of removers that would likely do it but I'm not so sure about their effects on the gaskets and the glass itself would be.

All of these products need to kept away from heat and only used in a well ventilated setting.

The first one I'd be tempted to try would be Goof Off, I'd talk to the stove shop first.

Good luck and don't scratch that glass.
 

lightyear

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Dec 24, 2010
163
Maryland
just try glass cleaner and razor blade on an angle to scrape it off. It shouldn't scrape your glass.
 

Defiant

Vermont Castings Geek
Dec 5, 2007
2,128
Old Lyme CT
Might be easier to pick up a new piece of glass and jacket while you are at it.
 

lbcynya

Feeling the Heat
Oct 26, 2006
484
W Michigan
lightyear said:
just try glass cleaner and razor blade on an angle to scrape it off. It shouldn't scrape your glass.
+1...

I've used a razor blade (make sure you use a brand new one) on my wood stove tons of times before I figured out that water and ash worked better. :)

The melted bits might leave a shadow, but that might dissipate over time (with lots of heat).
 

smilejamaica

Feeling the Heat
Nov 24, 2008
443
hartford ct
what about isopropyl alcohol or mineral spirits just make sure stove is cool with one of those green top sponges
 

magsf11

Feeling the Heat
Jan 31, 2009
346
buffalo ny
try one of those magic erasers. that what i used on mine when my sons ball bonced of the glass andleft all kinds of marks.
 
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katwillny

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I used Goo Gone to remove a piece of a plastic bag my dear son was kicking around and got stuck to the glass. Im sure i dont have to tell you to Make sure stove is off for a few hours before you attempt this.
 

hoverfly

Minister of Fire
Jun 26, 2008
550
Southern NH
Any scraping or chemicals could damage the glass, personally I would replace the glass or let it cook off.
 

Nicholas440

Feeling the Heat
Oct 27, 2008
347
Northeast Oh
I would burn it off with a propane torch, it would be messy, smokey, and smelly but it would cook that material to a point that it would scrape off easily. The window can take a good amount of heat its a ceramic material not glass. I would take it very slow, dont put too much heat onto it just heat the messy part up from a few inches away, let the torch flame sort of cook it then scrape gently.

Or as someone said just let it be and in time the heat will bake it enough to come off. If it was like a nylon material or polyester and its melted to the window I doubt that Goo Gone or any solvent is going to remove it without damage to the window itself.
 

Bxpellet

Feeling the Heat
Nov 1, 2007
427
Bronx, NY
I would try a heat gun and a new razor, if it melted once it will melt again, slow and steady when it's soft scrap it of make take a few times good luck did your kid get a new jacket, or he walking around with a pellet stove battle scar
 

velotocht

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Jan 22, 2011
68
Dutchess Co, NY
Ladies and Gents:

Is the glass in a pellet stove symentrical? In other words, is the inner (heat) surface the same as the outer (room) surface? I'm asking because I know an electric kitchen range has a sealed unit in which the inner glass is tempered (heat resistant) and the outer glass is standard window glass. It is not good to put kitchen-range glass in backwards - I'm speaking from experience here! :)

Here's my thought - If the glass is symmetrical, could one simply turn the glass outside in? And then let the heat and flames of the pellet stove cook the plastic off? The added value here is that the fumes from the plastic cooking would be exhausted out side of the home. ??

Comments?

RonB
 

Trickyrick

Feeling the Heat
Oct 23, 2009
285
Western MA/ Eastern NY
OK, I work in the plastic processing industry. There is a spray we use on molds to remove plastic and burnt materials from molds and dies. The spray is called "The Stripper" made by Slide products. You can look it up in the net, I think PPE (plastics processing equipment) might still carry it.

I can NOT recommend using this spray indoors and it is both flamable and caustic to nearly any finish. Take the glass out and bring it outside. Spray this stuff on and let sit for a couple minutes. Keep it wet with the spray and whipe off.

I'm serious about not doing this indoors, it eats all paints, any urithane, any waxes, all stone and tile sealers, small dogs, and cats, etc. As a spray you can guess that it gets everywhere. Also whipe with a cotton material any synthetic cloth will melt. You get the picture.

Also once clean rinse well with water or glass cleaner before installing it back in the stove.
 

SmokeyTheBear

Minister of Fire
Nov 10, 2008
13,363
Standish, ME
RonB,

A wonderful idea, only gotchas are:

The chemicals being burned off may cause more problems to the stove (unknown) and you have to have the glass work done at a stove shop ($) if you wish to maintain any warranty etc... .
 

cityhick

Member
Aug 2, 2010
36
N W Ohio
razor blade......new.......keep the edge flat against the glass.....they even make a little holder that you can get at the big box store for scraping......people use them to scrape melted jacket material off of stoves and such..........razor blade........good luck.......you shouldnt need it though if you get a razor blade......it helps to have a can do attitude also...
 

velotocht

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Jan 22, 2011
68
Dutchess Co, NY
SmokeyTheBear said:
RonB,

A wonderful idea, only gotchas are:

The chemicals being burned off may cause more problems to the stove (unknown) and you have to have the glass work done at a stove shop ($) if you wish to maintain any warranty etc... .
SmokeyBear:
I expect the burn chemicals would do little harm to the inside of the stove (not sure, but I 'expect'). Most clothing material sold in the US has to pass several strigent chemical and fire retardent tests such that if the cloths do catch fire they do little harm to humans or surrounding environment. Therefore, I would expect minumal harm to the guts of a pellet stove. That said, however, the coat may have been made in China - which means all bets are 'off' as to content and chemical nature or the jacket!

As to glass work being done at a stove shop - I frequently drop the windows out of my pellet stove to clean the air ducts behind them. It is 2 nuts and 10 minutes work - and recommended in the WhitField owners manual. I can easily flip my windows a replace them inside-out ... or outside-in :). Not quite sure why you would propose taking the stove into a stove shop.

Thanks for the reply. Take care

RonB
 

SmokeyTheBear

Minister of Fire
Nov 10, 2008
13,363
Standish, ME
velotocht said:
SmokeyTheBear said:
RonB,

A wonderful idea, only gotchas are:

The chemicals being burned off may cause more problems to the stove (unknown) and you have to have the glass work done at a stove shop ($) if you wish to maintain any warranty etc... .
SmokeyBear:
I expect the burn chemicals would do little harm to the inside of the stove (not sure, but I 'expect'). Most clothing material sold in the US has to pass several strigent chemical and fire retardent tests such that if the cloths do catch fire they do little harm to humans or surrounding environment. Therefore, I would expect minumal harm to the guts of a pellet stove. That said, however, the coat may have been made in China - which means all bets are 'off' as to content and chemical nature or the jacket!

As to glass work being done at a stove shop - I frequently drop the windows out of my pellet stove to clean the air ducts behind them. It is 2 nuts and 10 minutes work - and recommended in the WhitField owners manual. I can easily flip my windows a replace them inside-out ... or outside-in :). Not quite sure why you would propose taking the stove into a stove shop.

Thanks for the reply. Take care

RonB
Your Whitfield manual does not apply to other brands and window glass work is usually required to be done by the manufacturer's representatives.

Look it up in your manuals folks.

That is why you Read The Fine Manual.
 

Rokal

Member
Jan 3, 2011
60
Long Island, NY
cityhick said:
razor blade......new.......keep the edge flat against the glass.....they even make a little holder that you can get at the big box store for scraping......people use them to scrape melted jacket material off of stoves and such..........razor blade........good luck.......you shouldnt need it though if you get a razor blade......it helps to have a can do attitude also...
The razor blade will work. My wife accidentally cleaned the hot glass of my stove with a microfiber cloth last week. The cloth melted to the glass.

I let the glass cool and scraped off the hardened mess with a new razor blade. Worked great and no scratches!

Good luck.
 

Countryboymo

Feeling the Heat
Feb 24, 2010
424
W Central MO
I have to second or third the sharp razor blade and scrape it off. I used glass cleaner and kept the last little residue wet for about 10 mins and used a cotton cloth to clean it the rest of the way. There was a little halo or shadow still visible and after a week or so of running the stove it faded away.
 

DoWnAqT

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Jan 23, 2011
71
Dunbarton, NH
I dont know if this would help, my sunglasses cleaner pad fell out of my pocket and landed on to my chrome pipes on my motorcycle when they were burning hot...I was able to get it off with Oven cleaner...Yellow can, just sprayed it and let it sit for a while and it came off pretty easy with a microfiber towel...do this when it cools down too..
 

DoWnAqT

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Jan 23, 2011
71
Dunbarton, NH
I dont know if this would help, my sunglasses cleaner pad fell out of my pocket and landed on to my chrome pipes on my motorcycle when they were burning hot...I was able to get it off with Oven cleaner...Yellow can, just sprayed it and let it sit for a while and it came off pretty easy with a microfiber towel...do this when it cools down too..
 
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