How do I remove water spots on a shower door?


Do you know how to get hard water spots off a shower glass I have tried everything I could read maybe because it ‘s been 3 yrs building up and my hands are not as strong as they used to be

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  • William William on Dec 22, 2018

    I use a bunch of used fabric softener sheets and a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water. For heavy deposits use straight vinegar no water. The remaining softener in the sheet will also slow down the build up.

  • Elaine Elaine on Dec 22, 2018

    I would do the vinegar rinse as William suggests, but I’m allergic to dryer sheets. After the vinegar, try shaving cream, the cheap kind is fine, buff off with paper towels when dry. Just like one would do to keep the mirror fog free. Another option after vinegar would be to use a car wax, very thin layer, let dry, buff out with one of the buffers that attach to a drill. Be careful not to push hard and do the edges by hand as glass is more fragile on the edges than in the middle, we keep a small squeegee in the shower and when we are finished showering, we take the squeegee to the walls, etc.

  • By Brittany Goldwyn By Brittany Goldwyn on Dec 22, 2018

    Hi Beth, try to make a paste of baking soda and vinegar, slather that on, let it sit for a bit so you don't have to scrub a bunch, and then wash off with a wash cloth. See if that helps!

  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 22, 2018

    Hi Beth: Try soaking some paper towels in undiluted vinegar, stick them to the shower door and leave them overnight. The next day, scrub the area with the paper towels and rinse.

    Here are a couple of other solutions that may help:

    1/2 cup blue Dawn dish detergent,

    1/2 cup white vinegar.

    Heat the vinegar until hot and add the dish soap. Put into a clean spray bottle and spray liberally. Let it work for 20 min or so...wipe off and rinse.

    Magic cleaner,

    2 oz dawn,

    4 oz. lemon juice,

    8 oz.white vinagar,

    10 oz water

    Mix all of these and put into a spray bottle. Spray shower let spray sit over night. In the morning, rinse and dry.

    Hope one of these works for you. Good luck

  • Tex11597626 Tex11597626 on Dec 23, 2018

    Sometimes minerals in the water will etch the glass and cleaning solutions will not work. Using paste wax and a squeegee will help keep the new door from spotting in the future.

  • Beth Beth on Dec 23, 2018

    I use Brillo pads. Hey, we use them on glass dishes! They have never scratches my glass doors. You don't have to scrub hard -- let the pad do the work.

  • Neva Neva on Dec 23, 2018

    I used Wet ‘n Forget spray from Lowe’s, Amazon also has it. Used it on glass and tiles. Now we spray it once a week. Worked for us

  • Barbara Brown Barbara Brown on Dec 23, 2018

    Use CLR. Worked on mine!

  • Pam Coker Pam Coker on Dec 23, 2018

    Try using evolve scale and lime remover I used on my husband's shower door and showers works great. It's plant base, eco friendly and non toxic.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Dec 23, 2018


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