How Can I Remove Hard Water Stains From Vintage Glass?

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Q: This small glass decanter and cordial glasses were passed down to me from my grandparents. I have fond memories of them sipping creme de menthe from them while watching Matlock after dinner. Unfortunately, they washed them for years in a dishwasher fed by mineral well water. How can I remove these stains?

You can tell the dramatic difference between the decanter, which was never washed, and the glasses. I've tried Barkeeper's Friend and soaking them in vinegar. I'm afraid if I scrub them too hard, I might scratch the glass. Help! Can the glasses from this cordial set be saved? 

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Editor: Readers, do you have any advice for removing mineral stains from vintage glasses?

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