How do I remove plastic from wood burning stove glass door?

Joan Rossi
by Joan Rossi

Plastic melted on hot glass door.

  7 answers
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 04, 2019

    Warm it up with a high temp blow dryer to see if it will loosen up. Use a safety razor blade to get under it, just like you are trying to remove paint from a window. The heat may soften it up some so that it will just peel off.

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Jan 04, 2019

    Joan, it looks like most of this info is referring to melted plastic on glass top stoves, but glass is glass so I think you could try one of these tutorials. I hope this helps.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 04, 2019

    When it’s hot scrape it with a putty knife

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jan 04, 2019

    Step 1

    Place a scraper against the base of the plastic if there is a larger piece melted on the glass. Keep the scraper as parallel to the surface of the glass as possible.

    Step 2

    Press the scraper gently against the base of the plastic to wedge the edge under the melted plastic. This should pop off the majority of the plastic, leaving some residue remaining.

    Step 3

    Spray the remaining plastic with an ammonia-based glass cleaner or acetate. Allow it to soak into the plastic for several minutes. Wear rubber gloves when using acetate.

    Step 4

    Wipe the plastic carefully with a melamine foam pad. Start slowly and carefully, and then gradually add pressure to remove the plastic without scratching the glass. Melamine is very useful for stain removal but is abrasive when too much pressure is used.

    Step 5

    Spray the glass with white vinegar. Wipe away any remaining stains or residue from the plastic with a microfiber cloth. The vinegar helps remove any remaining traces of the ammonia and helps clear the glass of remaining plastic.

    Here's some additional banter on this (funny) Don't know if any of this works I think last guy said take it out flip it over so plastic is inside and it will burn off

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 16, 2024

    Heat it up and scrape it off!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 16, 2024

    It should come loose with heat, use a putty knife or a single edged razor blade to scrape it off.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 16, 2024

    Heat it up and use a outty knife or a single edged razor blade.