Margotrice
Margotrice
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Asked on Jun 25, 2013

I give up. Hard water stains on shower doors. Can they be saved?

Jemma DeeCinderella99Margotrice
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I have used vinegar to get the soap scum off and CLR soaked paper towels laid on the glass, but the hard water stains remain. Is there hope or do I have to break down and buy new glass doors?
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  • I would try a glass or ceramic stove top cleaner; then, buff it with a microfiber cloth. If not you can buy a product called Bar Keepers Friend and apply it to the glass doors. Hope this works... Finally for future prevention use regularly a squeegee after each shower. Once in a while you can spray some Rain-x, but don't over do it. Good Luck! )

  • Marcy
    on Jun 25, 2013

    I've used powdered citric acid mixed with boiling hot water and it is incredible! Mix it in a bucket (you'll need lots of citric acid- at least a cup or two) and then pour over the shower doors.

  • Marcy
    on Jun 25, 2013

    Also, use a soap pad such as brillo for scrubbing.

  • Robyn
    on Jun 25, 2013

    There is an amazing product called ScumBlaster that I think might work. I love the stuff and it is safe.

  • Gail Salminen
    on Jun 26, 2013

    @Margotrice I have not had this problem since using the scrubbing bubbles foam - I use the one with bleach - however soap scum and water stains were a big problem for me at one time. You may have to do a couple of treatments to get it the way you want, but it is so easy to do you won't mind. Just spray the foam, let sit for a few minutes, then a little scrub - I use one of those nylon body scrubbers, then rinse and squeegee the water away. When you get it to where you want it, just squeegee after showers and use the scrubbing bubble cleaning. Good luck.

  • Margotrice
    on Jun 26, 2013

    I have removed the soap scum using vinegar, lemon juice and Dawn mixture. There is just hard water residue left. In my old house I used Rain X about once every 3 months and squeegee after each shower, so I never had this problem. I'll try the cooktop cleaner since I have not found a store that carries citric acid. THanks for the help!

  • Melissa jones
    on Jun 26, 2013

    my daughter hd same prob. She use mr clean bathroom eraser with good results

  • Margotrice
    on Jun 27, 2013

    The glass cooktop cleaner worked great! Thanks for all the help!

  • Kat =^.^=
    on Jun 28, 2013

    wow great ideas here, but well ive always used vinegar, white, and a green scrubbie thing, lots of sweat and the elbow really hurts afterwards! lol sorry but when cleaning i must have a sense of humor! and oh start at the top! the vinegar will just keep running down the door! :) good luck!

  • Cinderella99
    on Nov 18, 2015

    . mixed equal parts vinegar and Dove or Sunlight and microwave..use in spray bottle..works amazing

  • Margotrice
    on Nov 19, 2015

    Thanks! Dove soap, body wash? Dove makes a lot of products.

  • Cinderella99
    on Nov 19, 2015

    opps sorry Dove dish soap

  • Jemma Dee
    on Dec 6, 2015

    I read that scrubbing with a wet dryer sheet will work. I'm not willing to put that much effort into it! So I ended up using liquid fabric softener (same thing, right?) on a wet sponge and just lightly coated the shower doors. Then immediately clean the doors with glass cleaner. It worked!

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