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my sister is trying to get an older home ready to sell and window and the shower doors are older doors still work but are so hard to clean, have tried everything we can think of,they are glass and have like whites stripes on the outside. what is a really good product for soap scum and hard water stains that will actually clean them well.

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Posts: 864 | Registered: Mar 29, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Vinegar. If you can stand the smell soak a sponge with Undiluted and put it on generously. Let it set for awhile. I would use a green scrubbie to wash off. If you need more scrubbing then add some baking soda to make a paste.
 
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thank you.
 
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It is an issue with the vertical plane of shower doors. I was able to remove mine, and lay flat over a couple of sawhorses, or just on the floor/ground and level. Then apply the straight vinegar or CLR cleaner. I also put an old sheet over the glass, and that was saturated with the white vinegar, pressed down so it was all in contact with the glass. Draped the whole thing with a plastic tarp to slow evaporation. Left it overnight and the next day, all the hard water film was easy to clean off.

Sams has the gallons of white vinegar very inexpensive and good to keep around for other cleaning tasks too.
 
Posts: 9678 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Try Mr. Clean Eraser pads to take off soap scum.
 
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Another thing to use on hard water deposits on glass, is 4 zero steel wool. It will not scratch glass, I use it on auto windshields as well as house windows that get splattered by sprinkler water. In combination with most any glass cleaner, including vinegar it works well...but requires a lot more elbow grease than an overnight vinegar soak.

0000 steel wool is the key here. Anything with less zeros (less fine) might scratch.
 
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thanks to all of you. Where do I buy the 4 zero steel wool if needed?
 
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Hardware stores, home building supply stores and paint stores should all have it. Very inexpensive, so cheaper to use and last longer, unlike those Mr clean erasers...at least for this type of job.
 
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