How do you scrub the soap scum off glass shower doors?

I've tried Vinegar,ammonia, and many other products and so far nothing works well. I need help!
  35 answers
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Sep 27, 2013
    Have you tried two parts vinegar to one part dish soap? Spray, let it sit for a while and wipe. You may also want to try the same mixture and baking soda paste. This will act as a scrubber. Good luck

  • Felicity Woodruffe Felicity Woodruffe on Sep 27, 2013
    you can buy magic sponge that you use without any thing but water it really does work seen them on the shopping channels and bought them out of curiosity they are absolutely brilliant and do what they say even took old grease off the filters on my cooker.

  • Phyllis Clopton Phyllis Clopton on Sep 27, 2013
    One part vinegar (heated) to part blue dawn dish detergent. Mix, spray, let sit few minutes and scrub with magic eraser.

    • Maureen Nussbeck Maureen Nussbeck on Sep 28, 2013
      @Phyllis Clopton this is my remedy also Phyllis and it works great. I then rinse it all off and spray the doors with window cleaner and they shine like new ones!

  • Letitia Letitia on Sep 27, 2013
    Wet dryer softener sheets and scrub in a circular motion. Rinse. Use RainX to keep the doors clean longer.

    • The Rozy Home The Rozy Home on Sep 28, 2013
      @Letitia What a great idea! We have a huge shower door so I'm going to try the RainX!

  • Brenda Childers Brenda Childers on Sep 27, 2013
    Thank you Letitia, and I will give this a try!

  • Melisa Pommier Melisa Pommier on Sep 28, 2013
    used dry fine steal wool pad also gets rid of water spots

  • Cathy B Cathy B on Sep 28, 2013
    I use the dryer sheets once a week and they work great. It's easiest to use while you are in the shower. Just wipe the entire door, and rinse well. I haven't tried anything else (and I've tried a lot of things!) that works as well as this.

  • Christine Christine on Sep 28, 2013
    I used to use Scrubbing Bubbles, but it seemed like they quit working. I now use one of those magic eraser things and they're GREAT. I also use Rainx now, though, so I don't have to worry about it so much.

  • Therese C Therese C on Sep 28, 2013
    I have had great success using SOS pads and GENTLY scrubbing the glass doors. You don't really have to apply much pressure, and once the soap scum is off, and the glass well rinsed, air dry and then apply a coat of RainX for car windows. You will NEVER have that problem again. I reapply RainX about every 4-6 weeks. There are about 5 or 6 showers a day go through my bathroom, so that is why I reapply as often as I do.

  • Carol Jordan Carol Jordan on Sep 29, 2013
    Moist magic eraser

  • Caroline Cjmg Caroline Cjmg on Sep 29, 2013
    have you tried a mix of baking soda and lemon juice ?

  • Felicity Woodruffe Felicity Woodruffe on Sep 29, 2013
    im in england does anyone know what rain x is ?

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    • Felicity Woodruffe Felicity Woodruffe on Oct 02, 2013
      @Christine thanks for the info i dont think we have this here though

  • Tami Wilson Tami Wilson on Sep 29, 2013
    If you use Rain X as many people do, be careful as it can make tile or fiberglass showers very slick. I use dryer sheets and they work like a charm.

  • Sue Knisely Sue Knisely on Sep 29, 2013
    dawn and vinegar with some baking soda mixed in it on a sponge

  • Paula Metoyer Paula Metoyer on Sep 30, 2013
    Spray n Wash works really well and so does WD40. I prefer the first - it smells better. I bought a 20+ year old home a few years ago & it still has the original shower doors. The previous owner shared with me & I still do it. Once a week or so is enough.

  • Felicity Woodruffe Felicity Woodruffe on Oct 01, 2013
    shame we dont have that here i have lots of huge windows in my house 23 pairs and five entrance and exit doors that have a large glass area

  • Felicity Woodruffe Felicity Woodruffe on Oct 01, 2013
    Doesn't wd40 leave an oily residue on the screen if it rains

    • Paula Metoyer Paula Metoyer on Oct 06, 2013
      @Felicity Woodruffe I live in the high dessert of NM so it's dry here most of the year.

  • Kim Kim on Oct 01, 2013
    Mix half and half ( vinegar and dawn blue dish detergent) works great. I put it in a brush bottle and keep it in the shower.

  • Rachel Wenzler Rachel Wenzler on Oct 01, 2013
    Magic Eraser, and The Works if neccessary

  • Christine Christine on Oct 02, 2013
    I'd check an automotive store, but you can always buy it online. :)

  • First spray the glass with Hydrogen Peroxide, then with Clorox Clean-Up Disinfectant Cleaner. the combination should bubble up and loosen the soap scum. then use a green scrub pad and/or a window paint scraper with a razor blade. once you have the scum removed, you can use an ordinary ammonia window cleaner to finish. Applying RainX or automobile wax will prevent this from happening in the future and also keep the glass from spotting.

  • Felicity Woodruffe Felicity Woodruffe on Oct 06, 2013
    i live in the west midlands england where it rains about three hundred and twenty days of the year and snows for another 7.its great to feel the sun but shortlived

  • Felicity Woodruffe Felicity Woodruffe on Oct 06, 2013
    is nm new mexico i googled it?

  • Matt Matt on Jan 18, 2014
    I use windex and it works great.

  • Rob289659 Rob289659 on Jan 29, 2014
    magic erasers

  • Laura Enez Laura Enez on Jul 15, 2014
    After all of the good answers you have gotten on this, keep the soap scum away using body wash instead of soap & if you have a shower liner throw it into the wash & it will come out like new!

  • Laura Enez Laura Enez on Jul 15, 2014
    CLR also gets the scum off!

  • Nalini Ashok Nalini Ashok on Jul 20, 2014
    Hai I have tried to rub the glass with a rolled up news paper to loosen the scum. Then it is easy to spray some windex and wipe it to shine .

  • Deborah Hannon Deborah Hannon on Jan 19, 2015
    Easy off oven spray. Spray it on, let sit, then scrub off with the course side of a two sided sponge. Crazy, but it really comes clean!

  • Teddie Simpson Teddie Simpson on Feb 22, 2015
    Razor blade; does wonders. Scrape it off while it's dry and vacuum it up. I did this for years until I started using liquid body wash which does not make scum.

  • Luba Luba on Feb 23, 2015
    привет. я беру чашку соды,добавляю столовую ложку моющего средства для посуды и воду до состояния кашицы. отлично отмывает пятна в душе и оставляет приятный запах чистоты.

  • Therese C Therese C on Feb 23, 2015
    As Deborah Hannon mentioned, Easy Off oven spray is fantastic to remove soap scum! After the scum is cleaned off, but a bottle of Rain-X (automotive aisle of store) and follow the directions on the bottle as if you were applying to a windshield of a car. It will keep soap scum off for quite some time. Repeat the application as needed to keep the door scum free.

  • Charlie Charlie on Mar 22, 2015
    Tube and Tile from Melaleuca works better than chemicals!!

  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on May 05, 2016
    prevention has been the easiest thing to solve this for us. We have a 'squigee' window cleaner/scraper and wipe down the door after each shower, leave it open so it dries quickly, and tis keeps soap scum tio a minimum.