Asked on Jul 13, 2017

How to Remove glue from bathtub after removing shower doors?

Marisa Lumino
by Marisa Lumino
I removed the shower doors in my bathroom and it left the glue on the bathtub. I tried shaving it off with a blade, but it is hard and I have snapped 4 blades and only removed about an 8th of the glue. Any suggestions would be helpful.

  9 answers
  • Lora Lora on Jul 13, 2017

    Maybe try heating it up with a blowdryer and then shaving it off?

  • Pat Pat on Jul 13, 2017

    I had the same problem.....scraped as much as I could off with a blade or putty knife. Then used goo-gone and it desolved the rest. May have to do it a couple of times. The problem I had was where the shower doors were, the tub had yellowed. Found out with time...month or whitened up again. Was a mess but not impossible to do.

    • MJ MJ on Apr 27, 2023

      Do u mean the yellow disappear over time? Was it the goo gone that did it?

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 13, 2017

    Try using a hot dryer to soften it, they also make a silicon caulk chemical softener you can buy at home or hardware store.

  • Marisa Lumino Marisa Lumino on Jul 13, 2017

    Thank you everyone for the tips. I will give them a try.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jul 13, 2017

    Heat it up with a blow dryer on high or your iron on high (no steam ) with paper towels between the glue and the iron so you don't ruin the iron .

  • Anne Good Watts Anne Good Watts on Sep 21, 2019

    Treat with 100% mineral spirits paint thinner first. Let that sit for a a few minutes, then use single edge blade or metal caulk scraper to remove.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 22, 2022

    Buy stronger Blades with only one edge. Sprayit with WD-40 to see if that helps ( It can soften glue if left a while.