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Cleaning glass shower doors!

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TexasOma 1
MonzaRacer 2
FabFive 1
kwgraniteguy 3
AngieKaye 4
grandma again 9
Pepper 6
Kayry 1

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grandma again --- 8 years ago -

How do you clean your glass shower doors? I have had the hardest time getting the soap scum and white scale off of them. Short of using oven cleaner, I thought I had pretty much tried everything. Apparently not, however.

I mixed 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 warm water. I applied that just dripping wet with a rag and left it on for 10 minutes. Then I scrubbed with one of those green pads and rinsed. There was still some on the glass. ugh!! Then I made a paste of equal parts baking soda and warm water. I plastered it on the shower door and left it for 5 minutes before rinsing well and drying. Walla!! Shiny clear door except a few spots I missed. Those will be taken care of tomorrow though.

Who knew the product I needed was right in my kitchen all the time? All of this other stuff can be trashed or I will give it to my housekeeper for her to use some place else!! I will no longer be buying that expensive stuff.

My housekeeper called in sick so that was why I was scrubbing the shower, by the way. Yes, I am one spoiled princess! :)

Now, I know some of you might not be the shower cleaner of the home but you sure might surprise your spouse one day with this knowledge with a little show and tell. lol 

Pepper --- 8 years ago -

Really? Baking Soda and hot water? Who'd thunk that ...

I gotta try it ... thanks for the tip! 

grandma again --- 8 years ago -

yep..you make a paste of it. the hot water starts loosening the scale so the baking soda can clean. 

kwgraniteguy --- 8 years ago -

Try CLR most of what you see is calcium deposits. The Calcium actually etches the glass. When I get around to doing my shower I am going with (I think this is the right name) Water Guard on the new glass. Its about $200 extra but seems well worth it. 

grandma again --- 8 years ago -

i was reading about water guard and it sounds wonderful! as far as CLR, i do not like harsh chemical and can not use them in the house because of my hubby's breathing. that stuff is STRONG!!

the baking soda also works great on these plastic formed shower walls we have. one day all of that will come out and our showers will be totally tiled...when he wins the lottery. :) 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

When you get your showers done, call kwgraniteguy!!! He's a sweetheart and he did a great job on our granite. I wish I had called him about our tiling, but he will be the one to do our kitchen granite & tile and our tile in the den/dining/kitchen & other bath. 

AngieKaye --- 8 years ago -

WIsh I could use that mixture. I'm allergic to baking soda :( I still love my stuff I use. 

grandma again --- 8 years ago -

I still love my stuff I use.

angiekaye, tell us more. what do you use? 

AngieKaye --- 8 years ago -

Comet has a spray, fairly cheap. I use that. Spray on the glass then put dawn dish soap on the spounge (only use the green and yellow scotch sponges) and then also add a little rinse aid for your dishwasher. THe comet eats the soap scum, dawn removes all the body oils and soap oils, and the rinse aid acts like rainx and allows the water from when you shower to NOT stick to the glass, making it easier to clean the next time.


I always use Comet and dawn. (the pot scrubbing dawn is best) and the rinse aid I only do about once a month or so. 

AngieKaye --- 8 years ago -

OH and when you scrub always use the heavy scrub side of the sponges it wont scratch the glass. 

grandma again --- 8 years ago -

great info! thanks for sharing. 

Pepper --- 8 years ago -

Angie, so that's how you got our shower glass looking so good!

Gotta' remember this ... 

AngieKaye --- 8 years ago -

:) now you know my secrets 

Pepper --- 8 years ago -

^^^ you widdle wascal ^^^ 

grandma again --- 8 years ago -

i twide it and it worked, too. :) 

Pepper --- 8 years ago -

^^^ You're a widdle wascal, too, GA ^^^

:) 

kwgraniteguy --- 8 years ago -

Thanks TO that's sweet. Just let me know when your ready, still need the plane! Tell Hubs I said hey. 

Pepper --- 8 years ago -

still need the plane!

I miss my A36 ... 

kwgraniteguy --- 8 years ago -

I miss my A36 ...?

I miss your A36 too! Not seeing the G36 in my future anytime soon. 

Pepper --- 8 years ago -

Not seeing the G36 in my future anytime soon.

If I ever win the lottery, the G36 is definitely in my future! 

FabFive --- 8 years ago -

You can use Bar Keepers Friend too. It is cheap and not a heavy smell. It is abrasive like Comet but it does not scratch glass in my experience. 

Kayry --- 8 years ago -

Honestly.....the ONLY way I have been able to keep my glass shower doors clean is to wipe them dry with a towel after EVERY shower.

I've tried all the above mentioned cleaners, but they only work when I also dry the shower doors after! 

grandma again --- 8 years ago -

kayry, my mom made us dry the shower with our towel before leaving the bathroom and it kept our shower doors sparking clean, even in that old west texas hard water.

once i have all of this off 100%, that will happen at our house because i will do it myself. hubby can not do it but i can. :) 

MonzaRacer (Admin) --- 8 years ago -

I've got a small shower squeegee I use, then dry the leftover with the towel... 

grandma again --- 8 years ago -

monza, can you stop by and teach my hubby how to do that? lol 

MonzaRacer (Admin) --- 8 years ago -

monza, can you stop by and teach my hubby how to do that? lol

It's really just a simple 10 step procedure...

Step 1: Step into shower.
Step 2: Start water and get wet.
Step 3: Apply soap and scrub all over.
Step 4: Thoroughly rinse off.
Step 5: Turn off water.
Step 6: Grab squeegee and squeegee off all water.
Step 7: Step 6 was for the shower walls and door, so now do them.
Step 8: Take towel and finish drying body.
Step 9: With towel from step 8, dry remaining moisture from shower walls and door.
Step 10: Get out of shower and optionally, put some clothes on. 

grandma again --- 8 years ago -

i will be sure and pass those instructions on to him, monza. lol

you are kray-kray, mon! :) 

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