Asked on Oct 8, 2017

How can I clean my fiberglass tub/shower?

Ronda JaramilloDeeJewellmartin
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Answered

Is there anyway to restore the surface?

7 answers
  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Most articles recommend baking soda and vinegar. If you follow their direction it may also bring back the finish.


    Good luck and have fun cleaning. :) - Salad for dinner anyone?
  • Lina Splichal
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Use cleaning erasers. I don't know about restoring.
  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I checked my old Heloise tips (famous long-running household tips column). My procedures still meet hers. Use cheap shampoo without conditioners, guava, or other fancy additives so that you have pure shampoo. Just squirt or rub on the shampoo like liquid soap. Rub it around the whole surface. Use a scrubbing sponge where soap scum has built up, toward the bottom and other areas. Then use the shower spray to rinse every part, top to bottom. Use a squeegee to wipe off the water, $1 at discount and some auto parts stores. Use the wiper every time the shower is used to prevent more build up. If, after a thorough cleaning, you think you need to repair or repaint the surface, use products specifically made for that. Best wishes 😇💞
    • Samantha Oliver McDermott
      on Oct 9, 2017

      I saw a tip like this several years ago, it suggested using inexpensive liquid body wash and a scrub brush or scrub sponge. What was so funny is that they recommended doing sections while you were in the shower because the steam helped get the soap scum off. But it sure worked, lol!
  • Samantha Oliver McDermott
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I am copying this word for word from a screen shot I have saved. This mixture worked a miracle on our son's fiberglass tub. It has a very strong odor so be warmed, lol. I've tried numerous methods on soap scum, this was our worse build up and our best results. We let it sit for several hours. The soap scum practically wiped off with the scrubby side of a sponge.

    *Pour 1 cup blue Dawn into 32 ounce spray bottle (1/2 cup if you are using a 16 ounce spray bottle). Fill the bottle the rest of the way with white vinegar. Apply sprayer top and shake gently to mix.

    Spray liberally on the area to be cleaned. Allow to sit from 30 minutes up to overnight, depending on the severity of the problem. All of the offensive gunk and grime will break down and become soft and gooey. For especially challenging situations-or if this is the initial treatment-use a brush or sponge to gently scrub the surfaces before rinsing.

    Please consider this method, I will swear by it! If I didn't I wouldn't have spent all this time going from Gallery to Chrome to get the correct directions for you, lol! Wishing you the best of luck!
  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Same old, same old! 😇💖
  • Dee
    on Oct 10, 2017

    I have tried all of these and the only thing that worked for me was oven cleaner, let it set for a few hours, worked like a charm! shower floor is now clean and white again!
  • Ronda Jaramillo
    on Oct 10, 2017

    I just used Peroxide and baking soda recently. I made a paste and scrubbed. Let it sit for 30 minutes and rinse clean. Worked well! I guess it's similar to the formula that Oxi-Clean uses in their product.
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