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I used a glass cleaner on my new mirror and now it is so fogged up I can’t see! Help!


Posted by mom90511, 25th July 2016


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  • Thanks for asking this, I’m going to try the vinegar and newspaper tomorrow :)


  • You can buy a glass cleaner that stops fogging, ideal for bathroom mirrors. I’ve only seen it online tho


  • Thank you for all that great advice!!! The vinegar and newspaper worked a treat but I will store up all those other solutions too!


  • Try using a cloth and vinegar to clean the mirror!


  • Clean it with the same stuff you would you car windscreen.. Its a little expensive but it works and last for a while…


  • I get a facewasher cloth (some call it a flannel) wet it then squeez excess water out.
    Put a dot of dish-liquid on wet come cloth, now wipe and scrub mirror with it.
    Now rinse cloth clean, squeeze excess out and again wipe mirror. Finish with white vinegar on a dry clean face washer and wipe over mirror to take streaks off.
    I never need the vinegar as im left without streaks.


  • Some glass cleaners seem to have an oily/detergent substance in them which may clean off with hot water. I also tried glass cleaner on our car windscreen and was not impressed with the results. I would try a combination of white vinegar and water and dry it thoroughly. Beware that if you use toothpaste remove it quickly, but gently with either paper towel or a soft duster as it is abrasive. There is/was a product called rain aid is/was in car washers under the bonnets. It don’t know if it would work on mirrors.


  • I was thinking about this question today, because at the end of a survey I completed in Internet, this message appeared.

    “Did you know toothpaste can de-fog bathroom mirrors? Readers Digest says coating a mirror with non-gel toothpaste and wiping it clean with a cloth prevents mirrors steaming up.”

    Maybe you’d like to try?


  • Vinegar mixed with water in a spray bottle should do the trick. I use paper towel to wipe to help avoid fluff and streaks.


  • Try using water mixed with white vinegar


  • As silly as it sounds, as a kid I remember using cheap no frills brand flyspray on the bathroom mirror and wiping it off with toilet paper, lol. It worked a treat – the mirror didn’t fog up each morning and it also kept away all the annoying bugs that hung around the flouro light.


  • I’d use a microfibre cloth with plain water and go from there.


  • Yes, vinegar and a news paper is what I would try as well !


  • Vinegar should be the answer for you. Works really well…..just water a bit of white vinegar down and try that if not, go 100% vinegar and use it with paper towel or newspaper.


  • Try vinegar and newspaper. Old fashioned but should work.


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