How do I remove soap scum from glass shower doors?

  15 answers
  • Kahy Kahy on Jun 25, 2017
    Mr Clean magic erasers

  • Bobbie Bobbie on Jun 25, 2017
    Make a paste from baking soda and water, smear it on and leave for 15-20 minutes then rinse off and clean good with vinegar and a soft rag. It needs to be wiped down after each shower to keep it looking clean

  • Barbara Frechette Barbara Frechette on Jun 25, 2017
    Lysol tile and tub cleaner and a yellow sponge wiuth green scrubbie on it. After that I use ghlass cleaner

  • Kar1310103 Kar1310103 on Jun 25, 2017
    same way window washers clean store windows

  • Barbara Frechette Barbara Frechette on Jun 25, 2017
    I use Lysol tub and tile cleaner with a yellow sponge with a green scrubbie on it, then glass cleaner

  • Beki White Beki White on Jun 25, 2017
    Dollar General brand OxiSpray Bathroom cleaner (comparable to the Kaboom Oxi spray) works great for my glass shower door.

  • Kristine Glanton Curry Kristine Glanton Curry on Jun 25, 2017
    prevention is best. Get a water filter on your shower. Sprite makes a good one. Then squeege each time. Someone told me glass is porous and you may never get it completely clean.? I like this homemade mixture

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 25, 2017
    If you CAN get a water filter, that is the very best idea. We invested in one about 15 years ago and I haven't had to really clean my glass shower door since. Oh, sure I wipe it down when it's wet once in a while, but it is no longer a problem.

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Jun 25, 2017
    Did you just get this home or did you just neglect to avoid area since it's such a pain? OK well if it's really bad then chances are track is as well. Take doors off track by removing top and take outside and scrub with backing soda and vinegar paste then rinse off with hose. With it needs more subbing then just redo it until it is clean. Only do this if it is the kind that has those textures to it from who knows when since baking soda is abrasive and will damage the clear glass. Then go scrub the track. Then put back. And keep up with the cleaning although such a pain I took mine down and use shower curtain liner. It works well if you have opening deep enough about 3-4" and always make sure that liner it kept inside of shower. It also helped bring color and personality into room.

  • LisaAnn Faulkner LisaAnn Faulkner on Jun 25, 2017
    I read that WD-40 Will get them clean! I'm going to use it on mine when the time comes! Also, after you get it clean, wipe it down with Rain-X...

  • 13526476 13526476 on Jun 25, 2017
    We use good old baking soda on a scrubby. When we first moved in, the guest bathroom shower was so horrible that I used several SOS pads to get the soap scum/hard water. After getting it clean, I put Rain-X on it.

  • Bar24033772 Bar24033772 on Jun 25, 2017
    Thanks everyone!
    I just tried baking soda and vinegar on one set of doors. It did a good job but it was a lot of work! I will try it on my husband's shower doors. That's my problem doors. No matter what I use there's always an area that doesn't come clean. My next step is to remove them and clean them in the shower!

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jun 26, 2017
    CLR! Absolutely the best to remove the calcium and soap scum.

  • Carol Miller Carol Miller on Jan 03, 2018
    Glass company told me that after awhile the glass becomes etched from calcium in water and it is not soap scum you are trying to remove. The etching is there forever. Get new doors.

  • Shelley Shelley on Jan 21, 2022

    I use a baking soda and Dawn paste and used dryer sheets for scrubbing.