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How to remove soap scum on glass shower that has been there for years

I have tried baking soda and vinegar, blue dawn dish soap and vinegar, several over the counter prodcuts and a hand held steame.

  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S. Wilmington, DE
    on May 14, 2018

    Mr Clean eraser?

  • Martins3
    on May 14, 2018

    Magic eraser? 0000 steel wool?

  • Sal85902
    on May 14, 2018

    Repeated applications of CLR and a lot of scrubbing.

  • Rachel's Trash~2~Treasures
    Rachel's Trash~2~Treasures United States
    on May 14, 2018

    Check your local auto parts house for a window cleaner meant to remove the spots. Clr woukd probably work well too, but you gotta be careful for the rubber seal and paint

  • KattywhampusLOL
    on May 14, 2018

    Have you tried toothpaste yet? It cleans oxidation off headlights, so it might work on shower doors. What do you have lose? Here's how to clean the headlights on cars ... try it on the shower doors. Good Luck. If you decide to try it, let me know if it worked (I don't have shower doors so I can't try it, but if it works for you it will work for others too). Thanks for asking Hometalk for suggestions :)

  • Bijous_2010
    on May 14, 2018

    Try toilet bowel gel.
    1. Use gloves
    2. Ventilate area; bring a portable fan if necessary
    3. Make sure glass is dry, dry, dry
    4. Spread toilet bowel gel cleaner on wax paper pieces. Make the pieces of paper in workable sizes. Too big and it's difficult to work with.
    5. Tape wax pieces onto glass.
    6. Wait at least 2-3 hours before removing.
    7. Rinse and dry well.
    8. Use car paste wax and cover entire glass.
    9. Buff out.
    10. Reapply wax once a month.
    If the scum look still remains, the hard water has etched the glass and it's not soap. Use silver polish to remove. Use wax as above. Good luck.

  • Sue Gallant Newman
    Sue Gallant Newman
    on May 17, 2018

    Bar keepers friend liquid cleaner will work.

  • Katy Martin
    Katy Martin
    on May 17, 2018

    Borax 1/2 cup , 2 cups cleaning vinegar (in laundry idle at Walmart must say cleaning strength), 1 cup HOT water and 1 Tbps dr. Bonners peppermint hemp soap make solution in spray bottle and make sure it's completely mixed together, then spray it on the surface and leave it8+ hrs or longer. Respray solution after sitting and use soft brush or sponge to remove then rinse completely

  • Lisa Brittain Ball
    Lisa Brittain Ball
    on May 17, 2018

    Lemon Oil furniture polish. It may take several applications but it will work. I wonder if WD 40 would a.s well...hmm

  • Janelle
    Janelle Marble Falls, TX
    7 days ago

    I absolutely LOVE a product called Sanivac. I lived on a well and an old old house. Worked perfectly!!

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