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Tip on how to clean sunglasses

Normal glass or plastic lenses, a quick dunk in warm water usually is enough. Or you can add a couple of drops of dishwashing detergent to get the tough grease. If warm water isn't readily available, a quick spray with a commercial window cleaner also can be used. But be careful if you have an anti-reflection coating on your lenses which is common on glasses that have been prescribed for night driving. These coated surfaces have been specially treated and certain liquids or detergents will often make matters worse by creating smudges on the lens. In these cases you should use an optical spray. The optical spray doesn't have to be specifically designed for sunglasses as any optical spray will work just fine including those designed for cameras..

The surface of the nose pads are generally quite resistant to dirt and natural facial oils as they are usually made from a resistant type of plastic or acetate. However dirt can easily get wedged between the nose pads and their frame mounts. If this should happen just soak them for a couple of hours in warm water to loosen the residue. Then it's a simple task to gently brush away the unwanted dirt with an old soft bristle brush or old toothbrush.
Plastic frames, on the other hand, can form a greenish hue over time due to acidic reactions with the skin's natural oils. It is best to avoid the frame touching the face at all. If you properly adjust the nose pads inward to raise the glasses away from your face you can avoid this calamity. Once the frame has been damaged from the facial oils, it is almost impossible to remove the green coloration. Be sure to routinely tighten the screws of the frame.
By routinely inspecting your glasses and doing preventive maintenance, including regular rinsings in warm water with gentle drying, you can prevent dirt build up in the first place. Then you can enjoy your sunglasses more many years of service.

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How do I stop baumatic dishwasher leaving a sticky residue on glasses and other articles on the top shelf?


Make your dishwasher more effective with these quick tips: 1. Check the sprayer arm. When I opened the dishwasher door during a wash cycle, I learned that some of my utensils are too tall, and they blocked the sprayer arm from rotating. Problem solved! Also look at the holes on the sprayer arm to make sure they are not clogged. Use a toothpick if you need to dislodge anything.
2. Check the drain. Look inside the bottom of the dishwasher and remove any food or objects from the filter. Run the garbage disposal to clear it out before turning on the dishwasher since they share the same drain.
3. Don't overuse detergent. It's a mistake to assume you should always fill up the detergent cup. Check the manual and your detergent. On mine, filling it to the first line (about a third) is enough. Too much detergent can leave residue and etch your glasses.
4. Check your water temperature. If it takes a long time for the hot water to reach your kitchen sink, that means the dishwasher isn't getting enough hot water at the beginning either, and that makes it harder to wash away the food particles and grease. If you need to, turn on the dishwasher after you've used hot water at the kitchen sink.
5. Clean the inside of your dishwasher. Grease, detergent residue, and calcium deposits build up inside your dishwasher. You can use vinegar to wash them away. On a regular basis (every few months or so), run a wash cycle while your dishwasher is empty. Don't use detergent, but turn on the dishwasher and let it run for a few minutes until water starts to fill up the bottom. Then add one or two cups of white vinegar to the water and let it finish the cycle.
Sometimes using a dishwasher is an experiment in finding the right combination for hard or soft water, the detergent, and a rinse aid.
Best of luck
BBBBB

Nov 30, 2014 | Baumatic Dishwashers

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frigidaire d. w. grit and white film on glasses


Good Morning Friend,

I see that you are receiving grit and a white film on your glasses, in your Frigidaire dishwasher, model# FDB1050REC. Here are some common solutions that you can begin with.

-Check your water hardness. Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and glasses may also get spots and film for a number of reasons. To remove buildup, spots and film, clean using the following instructions:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in a normal manner. Do not load any metal utensils or silverware.
2. Do not add detergent.
3. Select the NORMAL WASH cycle. Close and latch door. Press START/CANCEL pad.
4. Allow your dishwasher to run until it starts the second water fill (approximately 10 minutes).
5. Unlatch and open the door, and pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
6. Close and latch the door and allow the cycle to finish.
For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to install a water softener.

-Your water temperature may be low. Avoid extremely low or high temperatures.

-Avoid overloading and improper loading.

-Make sure you are using fresh detergent. Old detergent is ineffective.

-Make sure your rinse aid dispenser is filled.

-Check to see that the proper amount of detergent is being used for cycle selected.

-Your home water pressure may be too low-it should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).

If none of these suggestions helps, I would suggest contacting either the manufacturer or a local authorized technician. Hope this helps.

-Best Regards-
WP

Feb 16, 2012 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050REC Stainless...

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I am getting a white film on my plastic glasses and plastic spoons. Why?


If you have hard water, glasses can look spotted and cloudy even after cleaning. Sometimes changing the dishwasher detergent can help. The easiest solution to clearing up glasses that start to look cloudy is toadd some vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher before you start a cycle. Simply add 1 cup of white vinegar and it will clear up your glasses very well.
You should see marked improvement after the first time you do this. If they are not crystal clear then simply repeat the process until all of the cloudiness is gone. In fact I recommend to using a little vinegar in each cycle to maintain the clarity of the glass.

Note: you can pre-test this by rubbing some vinegar on an individual glass with a cloth. If you cannot remove the cloudiness by soaking it and rubbing vinegar on it then it is possible that the glass is etched due to harsh or cheap dishwasher detergent and vinegar will not solve the problem.

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Someone put dishsoap in the dishwasher


Hello jennifer, welcome to fixya. I usually find this works... If you have your normal dishwasher detergent such as Cascade, Electrosol etc. add some directly into the tub of the unit as this type of detergent actually has an "anti-sudsing" agent added to it and will neutralize any "soap" introduced to the machine. Don't be shy with the stuff, be generous it will likely require a couple or a few tablespoons full. You may need to repeat the process or just add a ton of dishwasher detergent as well as some vegetable oil which will help neutralize the soap as well. Select a "normal wash" cycle, but monitor it closely. If you notice it sudsing add more detergent and make sure the water is good and hot at your kitchen tap before turning it on.


Let me know how you make out. It usually works in the cases I've had...eventually. I've seen plenty as you are not the first nor will you be the last...that's life ;o) Please take a moment and rate this solution favorably after experiencing positive result's. Let me know either way please. Thank you for visiting "fixya" today.

Good luck.

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Jun 26, 2010 | Bosch SHU3306UC Built-in Dishwasher

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Flash stuck on LG VX6100


If it survived one dunking it will most liklet survive a second SOOOOO. I am into R/C stuff and when our gear gets dunked we rinse it out with ultra pure water, Deionised/distilled water if you can get it. I think that the detergent in the washing machine may have left a residue and be affecting your electronics so if you wash it carefully in distilled water (yep dunk it again, crack it open and wash it all inside)to get rid of the detergent residue on the board (note REMOVE BATTERY). Afterwards dunk it in methylated spirits (test to make sure it wont affect any plastic parts first)to remove the water and leave to dry in a warm spot for a day at least. 2 years ago I dropped a $500 transmitter in a dirty dam (Acid /fuel/road runoff)and did exactly this and its been fine ever since. Worked the next day in fact. Its not a mobile phone but its always worth a chance. Once you've finished you may want to take it apart after you've tested it if its going and spray the board with CRC 226 circuit cleaner and water repeller. I've got it on all of my R/C gear and it gets regularly soaked for up to 1hr at a time in muddy water and is all fine.

Apr 30, 2007 | LG VX6000

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