How to clean old glass electrical insulators?

Kandy Scott
by Kandy Scott
A bunch of insulators have been stored for years, some in water (that's why they are green). How do I get the cloudy stuff off?
A few of the glass electrical insulators that need to be cleaned.
  5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 01, 2016
    I would try soaking them in White vinegar to kill the mold. Leave in long enough for the process to work. Then once the mildew is gone wash out with Dawn dish soap and dry.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jun 01, 2016
    Great find! Yours don't appear to be moldy as much as they are dirty. Here's an article from some guys who really know their stuff! . They give great advice on cleaning all sorts of crud off glass insulators.
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    • MN Mom MN Mom on Jun 01, 2016
      @Kandy I think they'd be beautiful just nestled together on a table top
  • Kandy Scott Kandy Scott on Jun 01, 2016
    Thank you everyone for answering my questions...Now to give the cleaning a try. Next..what do I do with all these insulators???
  • Linda Santo Linda Santo on Jun 02, 2016
    Couldn't answer yesterday-internet problems. I used wood bleach (oxylic acid) and let my insulators soak for a few days. If you google-the experts will tell you that's the way to go. I forgot a couple and left them soaking over the winter and no damage-perfect. They came out beautiful! I've put 3 in an old wine holder with solar light tops on my deck. I'm also working on some in holders for landscaping lights. I don't have any pictures at the moment but I've found lots of uses. Have fun-I'll see if I can get some pics and post.
  • Linda Santo Linda Santo on Jun 02, 2016
    I did find a couple of pictures