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post #21 of Old 04-09-2018, 10:31 PM
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Hi, Use a window scrubber and water to thoroughly clean off the paste mixture. Then dry the shower doors with the window squeegee and a paper towel. Check to make sure the soap scum is completely gone.

Here are the supplies that youíll need for this
Baking Soda
White Vinegar
Spoon and Small Container (I bet you have these)
Scotch-Brite Non Scratch Scrub Sponge (6 pack)
10 inch Window Scrubber
12 inch Window Squeegee
Rain-X 2-in-1 Glass Cleaner Plus Rain Repellent
Paper Towels

Youíll be able to use these items for other projects like cleaning your Glass Shower Doors.
The cleaning takes about 29 minutes but 15 of it is letting the baking soda & vinegar sit on the shower door glass (plenty of time to sit and watch half of a Pawn Stars episode).
I guarantee that youíll be happy with the results and cleaning your shower doors will actually be somewhat fun-hey, I even surprised myself during this process!!
thanks for the great info
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My aunt has a glass shower door and they were always completely clean! I asked her what's her secret, I mean, it's very hard to keep that door clean so she told me about some mixture she make for cleaning. In the bottle of water add a juice of one lemon, lemuntus powder (you can buy it in any supermarket) and a bit of sodium bicarbonate. Spray the door with it and just rinse after a few minutes. Your door will be clean for sure!

My best friend just had a baby, and she's my age. So I'm a godmom now, which is crazy. grin:
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post #24 of Old 07-23-2018, 07:25 AM
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The scum is caused by paraffin wax in soap reacting to hard water. It mainly depends on water quality. Itís something you battle mostly on glass shower doors, bathtub and tiles. It is most visible on glass.
To get rid of scum you can use everyday products like bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, etc. Apply or spay these on the area. Wait for about 20-30 minutes. Then, use a cloth to scrub the surface by hand. Let the affected area dry.
You will have to repeat this activity to get it off your glass door completely.
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post #25 of Old 07-23-2018, 08:29 AM
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I dont think you understand what this problem is. Sure, some soaps leave a grimy film, but usually NOT on glass shower doors. There are minerals in many water systems in many countries and it is the minerals that create a whitish film on glass.

Speaking of difficult bathrooms - I clean a large house every week. The master bathroom has an enormous walk in shower. But the shower HEAD is on the far wall! I cannot clean their shower without taking a shower myself. The owner of the home understands this but her mother, who also lives there, kept telling me I could turn the shower head to aim it at the wall in order to rinse it! LOL! I would still get soaking wet. Lus this monster shower has glass doors and windows. It is a house cleaner's nightmare, for sure.
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post #26 of Old 08-07-2018, 04:48 PM
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Hi Sanhend,
Don't use the soap scum use you can use a glass cleaning product and you can hire the professional cleaning company.
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post #27 of Old 08-08-2018, 08:28 AM
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I am now getting good results using something simple. Mix water and white vinegar together, maybe a 1/5 mixture. Spray that on the glass and let it be for a while as you do something else. Go back and wipe off the vinegar and water, and then use ordinary glass cleaner. If the build up is severe, you could try using an all purpose cleaner first, and use a foam sponge to gently scrub the glass. You do not want to use abrasives, like baking soda, on glass.
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I hate glass shower doors- however, I have found a product that is easily and quickly giving me great results on glass as well as stainless that has hard water deposits. Its called bio clean and it has to be ordered on their website but so far its doing soooo good!
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Does it remove the whitish stains from the water?? I will look it up but would appreciate any more info you can give.
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post #30 of Old 08-13-2018, 10:00 PM
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I try to keep my shower clean by wiping the walls down after each use. I find this helps keep the mold and mildew down, especially because my shower bathroom isn't well vented.
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I love the natural solutions. I think, you should clean glass shower doors from baking soda, salt and vinegar. Vinegar is really acetic acid and this is why itís such a thorough cleaning solution. Baking soda is a great tool for cleaning and removing stains. White vinegar is an effective and nontoxic for glass shower cleaning. Another good home remedy is lemon oil that works beautifully on built up soap scum on shower screens. Always go for green cleaning products.
Exactly natural solutions are good to use..
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This is not difficult

Soap scum is alkaline...

You need an acidic product to remove.

The only problem with using an acid on glass is.

1.You MUST work very quickly.If you can't work quick get a helper that can.

2.You need to neutralize the acid as you work.Neutralize acid with? guess? An Alkaline!! yay : )

3.What's acidic? and why do you need to be careful with acid? besides your own skin...

Lime Away is acidic as are lots of things, but this is one of the easiest to obtain so go for it.


Be careful with it because. It can eat holes in you, and if you leave it on just a tiny bit too long it will etch the beautiful glass door and damage permanently the door frame and hinges. Don't forget the shower drain. Keep the water running slowly in the shower so the shiny drain piece does not get damaged.

Wear Gloves you are not bionic

Start at the top, Work in a small section, WORK FAST! and keep a bottle of dawn or another dish liquid right beside you to neutralize the acid.

Rinse with LOTS OF water and the dawn as you go before starting with the next section

Use 2 separate buckets and do not use the acid sponge and the same sponge for neutralizing.That would be very dumb.

I can't tell you how to do this, not really, but this is what I did and it worked.I have to admit I did not use many chemicals from the grocery store. I'm suggesting this so that it's easy for you to get something that is obtainable.

Remember to work QUICK

Check out the entire door before you begin

The hinges, the frame, the drain, THE HANDLES that you will use to turn the water on and off, the glass.All those metal pieces including the glass will be affected by this.You can also scar the handles if you adjust the water with a glove that has acid on it.

Be Careful.
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I dont know about you guys, but for me, time is money. My customers tell me about how long they think it should take to clean their homes. This may not be enough time, but I try my best to do as much as I can in those alotted hours. To put it shortly and quickly, NO ONE will pay me for the amount of time it would take do most of the things you guys suggested. Spending that much time on a shower would cause me to short the customer on something else. And that isnt right.
Maybe I am the one who doesnt get it. But it seems to me you guys should have some ideas on how to do MOST of it in the least amount of time.
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post #34 of Old 08-18-2018, 10:45 PM
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I hope this doesn't sound overly simplistic, but just install a soft water tank. We live in a desert area and hard water is the worst! We installed a soft water treatment tank and a lot of the problem is gone. We also use a squeegy every time after we shower.
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post #35 of Old 08-21-2018, 07:33 AM
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I agree, its really hard to get in the habit. I went to the dollar store and got a hook for my shower and then a squeegee to use right after I'm done showering. It has helped a ton on saving time trying to scrub it off. its not always convenient but in the end its worth it.
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A neighbor saw it and demanded I put it in a bag and tie it shut before putting it in the trash! LOL!!!! I looked it up online, and all it is is a somewhat unusual mushroom! A "Stinkhorn," is the common name. Totally harmless. But I do wonder why only MY garden is plagued by them. Weird.
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I am getting these stupid pop up ads on both sides of the screen. Its been going on over a week. I wrote CleaningTalk but didnt hear back from anyone. Today is the first day I have been able to reply to any thread here. I am tired of this stuff!

Tomorrow I clean that house with the glass shower doors and a picky owner. I always dread that part of his cleaning day. He lives like a slob but expects me to get it all clean in 4 hours....that has to include my picking up all his trash (he calls it "clutter" LOL!) and organizing it into neat piles so I clean under and around them. Very time consuming....yet - I always manage to get it done. So his being picky over his glass shower doors is to me, bogus. And last time I was there, I told him off. Pretty strongly, too! And felt GREAT afterwards.
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I never heard back from "customer service" (?) either when I got those pop-up ads. In fact, I was just about ready to reply to you but what happened? Yup! POP-UP ADS! grrrrr....
ANYway, what I do is this (until the ads disappear anyway) is when I want to reply to someone, I write it all out in my email and copy and paste it here real quick before the ads pop up. You just have enough time to do it so paste it really REALLY fast! LOL
PS~To have the pop-ups disappear for about 10 seconds (or long enough to paste your reply in) is to refresh the page by clicking "Enter." Hope this helps!. :/
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Get rid of the damn POP-UPS!!! They pop up as one on either side of the page and make it imPOSSIBLE to reply!!!
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^^^^Too funny! I was trying to hurry and send the above message to customer service but it ended up here. No matter HOW FAST I try to delete it, the pop-up ads keep winning. Well, there just may be a moderator here that will help me out. LOL
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