How to Clean Soap Scum Off Shower Doors

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This past weekend I decided to put my cleaning plan into action and eliminate the haze on my shower doors that's from soap & hard water. I used the safe combination of baking soda and white vinegar to remove the soap scum. Then I applied Rain-X to the shower door glass to prevent this from happening again, or at the very least stop me from having to clean the doors as frequently.

I wanted to share this process because it worked better than I thought it would. You can view the blog post I put together at

If you don't do anything else you should view the video. Not only does it walk you through everything I did it shows you one crucial action I forgot to take-comb my hair before filming! But I don't mind embarrassing myself for the Hometalk community.


Time: 30 Minutes Difficulty: Easy

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  • Barbara Valenti
    Barbara Valenti Ponchatoula, LA
    This did not help my shower doors! I am going to hang a beautiful shower drape over my shower doors just so I don't have to look at that mess! Maybe one day in my life time someone will come up with a miracle to clean shower doors easy! I washed my
  • Bobbie joh
    bobbie joh Meadow Vista, CA
    our shower had hard water stains along with the soap scum. i tried a lot of things - including vinegar. finally cleaned with bon ami and a touch of water as a paste, let that dry, wiped off with lightly dampened towel, until cleaned the paste off
    • Bobbie joh
      bobbie joh Meadow Vista, CA
      I get it at our natural food store, but you can sometimes find it at a good hardware store, or online
  • Michelle Francy Foley
    use soft scrub with lemon.found in most food stores. then the rain-x do not use a abrasive cleaner it will scar the glass..
  • Liz
    Liz Franklin, TN
    I scrap the scum off with a razor used to remove paint from glass.
  • Terrie Neudorf
    I do this but 50/50 vinegar and blue dawn. It's the best .aslo works for the rest of the shower and tiles too.
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