How to clean the glass smudges

I purchased a beautiful pendant light on-line which has 3 glass sides. I have tried windex, the dawn "special", vinegar and's still got that greasy film that shines through when it's lit. HELP! I love the pendant, but not when it's lit. Oh dear.....there's got to be a "better way".....


  8 answers
  • Le' Le' on Feb 12, 2018
    Too much work......take it down.....sell or donate....purchase another
  • Ler22589203 Ler22589203 on Feb 12, 2018
  • Ken Ken on Feb 12, 2018
    I looked at an older posting where the same question had been asked. This is what I gained from that: Use an oil based solvent like WD-40 or mineral spirits to dissolve all of the grease. THEN use your regular window cleaning water based solution. Should be no more problems.
  • Kathy Swan Wisniewski Kathy Swan Wisniewski on Feb 12, 2018
    Try ammonia.
  • Dor31512572 Dor31512572 on Feb 12, 2018
    2 micro fiber cloths.....pan of warm water.....wet one cloth and wring out most of water, wipe the glass then dry and polish with dry and works......great for car windows too......when doing windows use a glass scraper to take off anything that is stuck then wipe and polish...
  • Julia Julia on Feb 12, 2018
    rubbing alcohol

  • Jojo Jojo on Feb 14, 2018
    Thanx!....will give it a try today and keeping my fingers crossed. Would I have to rinse after? Just wondering if the metal surround could be damaged you think?
  • Barbara.molly Barbara.molly on Feb 14, 2018
    Hot water that has laundry powder in it, will remove grease from exhaust fan filters, so try it with your glass pendant, dip it into your laundry tub that is full of soapy water, rinse and polish