How to remove water marks and scum from glass shower doors?


Looking for a easier way to get good results on removing water spots and soap scum from sliding shower doors. Does a 'no scrub' solution exist?

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  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 23, 2019

    Hi Renee: Her are a couple of ideas:

    You just use 1/2 cup of Dawn blue dish detergent and 1/2 cup white vinegar. Heat the vinegar until hot and add the dish soap. Put in clean spray bottle and spray liberally/ Let it work for 20 min or so and then wipe off and rinse.

    Or, use a Magic cleaner which is:

    2 oz dawn,

    4 oz. lemon juice,

    8 oz. white vinegar,

    10 oz water

    Mix and put in spray bottle. Spray the shower and let the spray sit over night. In the morning, rinse and dry.

    Good luck

  • Joy Elizabeth Joy Elizabeth on Mar 23, 2019

    Glass stove top cleaner works wonders for me! I was amazed how well it worked when I used it in the shower doors! :)

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 24, 2019

    Renee, yes! I clean professionally and I use a soap scum remover on the glass. The first time or two, it will require a little bit of scrubbing, but after that a regular application of soap scum remover can just be sprayed on, wipe down with cloth, then rinse.

    To get it up to par, I spray soap scum remover such as scrubbing bubbles or lysol power bath on the glass. Let it sit for several minutes and then use a nylon scrubby to gently scrub the glass. Rinse and repeat while the scum is soft. Subsequent weekly cleanings will only need to be sprayed on, wait a minute, wipe down and rinse.

    To get a final shine, I usually use a glass cleaner and dry cloth to buff it.

  • Dang Nga Dang Nga on Mar 24, 2019

    you want to clean, use glass cleaner

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Mar 24, 2019

    Get it real clean with a Turbo Hurricane Scrubber is the easiest way, using your preference of cleaner We use Simple Green as it is not toxic. Then keep it clean after each shower spray the walls and doors with Shower to Shower to keep the soap scum and minerals off the walls/doors.

  • Shadow Shadow on Mar 24, 2019

    Have you tried "Krud Kutter" it seems to work on everything for me.

  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Mar 24, 2019

    My husband cleaned mine with a pan soap scrubber( Brillo pad) that removed the scum brilliantly.

  • Janas Janas on Mar 24, 2019

    Me clean erasers

  • Janas Janas on Mar 24, 2019

    Mr clean erasers

  • GranD GranD on Mar 24, 2019

    Just tonight, I read to lightly spray the shower doors with PAM cooking spray then wait 30 minutes before you wipe it down with warm water + 1 tsp DAWN dish liquid. Rinse well with clear water, then I will squeegy dry. Going to try it tomorrow, & plan to use monthly (or as needed) to keep it sparkling. I usually squeegy after every shower, anyway. Hoping it works!

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Mar 24, 2019

    After you get it clean, keep a plain plastic squeegee in every shower. We squeegee after every single shower and we only have to deal with shampoo and soap scum about every three months. Then I use Scrubbing Bubbles, let it rest while I clean the sinks, then I use a scrubber sponge on all the glass with some good rinsing. It’s worked for nine plus years! Here’s to clean shiny shower doors!

  • Karen | Decor Hint Karen | Decor Hint on Mar 25, 2019


  • Colleen Colleen on Mar 25, 2019

    All of these will work. After you get it clean you will need to wipe your shower and doors dry after every shower.

  • Jennifer McWeeney Jennifer McWeeney on Apr 05, 2019

    Magic eraser

  • Wanda Wanda on Apr 05, 2019

    Shampoo will cut it then spray with Wet and Forget.

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