Remove rust/calcium stains on shower door?

by Dal30134336
How do I remove rust/calcium stains on a shower door? Mostly on the bottom (3 ft & below). Brown slightly scaly stains.

  6 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jan 26, 2018

    Hi Dale,

    Below is a link to a website that shows how to remove several kinds of stains, but for the calcium stains, I would soak it with a mix of vinegar and water 50/50. I hope this helps you. Wishing you the best.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 26, 2018

    Hi Dalesmith1, I recommend using a product called CLR. We had same problem at our old house. CLR was the only product that helped. I strongly recommend spraying it on and let it set for 15 or 20 minutes before wiping it off. If it's real bad, you may have to repeat. Letting it sit is the trick.

  • Jean Jean on Jan 26, 2018

    Try cutting a lemon in half pour table salt on it and rub across the scale. I let it sit for a few minutes and rubbed it good adding more salt then rinse with vinegar water..

    Worked great on my door. Not sure about the rusty part but it a cheap nontoxic cleaner for the calcium.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Jan 27, 2018

    Shower doors, tubs, tile they all give us mold, mildew, you name it. Try CLR, but read the directions carefully. Things such as baking soda, mix a paste with water. I use straight vinegar, it works, you have to scrub it though.

  • Marlene Cheladyn Marlene Cheladyn on Jan 27, 2018

    There seems to be lots of solutions out there. I think the biggest thing to remember is to let it sit. I sprayed a bathroom cleaner on smeared it around and let it sit for 2 hours. I actually forgor I was cleaning it. Went in and cleaned it up and it came out spotless.