Cleaning a cloudy vase

I have a vase that I really like, but after sitting in the cabinet for a while it goes cloudy.
I wash it out with vinegar and hot soapy water but after some time it appears cloudy again. Does anyone know why?
  3 answers
  • Dee Dee on Sep 18, 2016
    Filling a cloudy vase with cold water with bleach added and leaving it to soak for a few hours then washing and rinsing as normal in hot water will work wonders. This was a tip given to me more than 50 years ago by the owner of an antique shop. If you are cleaning a bottle or narrow necked vase, before you empty out the bleach water add 1 tablespoonful of rice and shake vigorously before proceeding as above.
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    • Ginger Ginger on Sep 18, 2016
      Hi Dee, I just took my vase out to try your suggestion and noticed that the cloudiness appears to be like a very fine oily film on the outside as well as inside. Will try your advice but laying it in a basin and completely covering with bleach and water. The film is really perplexing!
  • Dee Dee on Sep 18, 2016
    For a film of oil or grease I'd try white vinegar and a little dish detergent in hand hot water.
  • Lori Lori on Sep 18, 2016
    I understand you can clean it, you want to know what might be causing it and how you can prevent it, right? Are any other things in that cabinet getting the film on them?
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    • Ginger Ginger on Sep 23, 2016
      No, Lori, I haven't tried that and also I rarely use the light in the cabinet.It seems so strange that no other glass in the cabinet does this.