Stay away from glass cleaners. Glass Cleaners may leave residues on your glass fence. Especially do not use bleach based cleaners. The best and cheapest cleaner is simple warm water and liquid soap (the kind that you use for dish washing).
Best time to clean your fence is in the morning when the glass is cool. Hose the glass down with clean water. Use a sponge or soft brush/broom to apply the soap and water on the glass just like you would when washing the car. Wash all the glass including all the hardware, hinges, latches, posts etc. Remove the soap suds by simply hosing it down with good clean water.
Leave it to air dry.
If your rail or post is powder coated and it has a stubborn stain, manufacturers recommend that you use methyl-based mineral spirits or mineral-based turpentine to avoid damaging the powder coating.
Last but not least you should try to clean your glass fence and its attachments at least every 2 months to give it the longest life span.
WHAT NOT TO DO
- Do not clean the glass when the glass is hot or in direct sunlight.
- Do not use cleaners which contain Hydrofluoric or Phosphoric acid as they are corrosive to the glass surface.Abrasive cleaners, powder based cleaners, scouring pads or other harsh materials should not be used.
- Do not store or place other material in contact with the glass. (This can damage the glass or create a heat trap leading to thermal breakage).
- Avoid causing extreme temperature changes to the glass as this may lead to thermal fracture of the glass, i.e. do not splash hot water on cold glass or freezing water on hot glass.
- Some tapes or adhesives can stain or damage glass surfaces. Avoid using such materials unless they are known to be easily removed.
- Protect the glass from debris when mowing the lawn. Breakages have occurred due to stones being flung from the lawn mower and chipping the exposed edge of the glass – the glass may not break straight away but it is now damaged and is more likely to break suddenly at a later stage.