Removing Hard Water Stains from Glass Shower and Tub Doors

I have ugly, hard water stains on my glass shower stall. I'd like a more permanent solution than wiping, squeegeeing or spraying after each shower. I have been using a Peroxide/water mix (1/2-1/2). This is actually great for your whole home, though it doesn't look like much. But I'd like something more long lasting for the shower. Thanks!

MJ from Las Vegas, NV

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Removing Hard Water Stains From Glass Shower and Tub Doors

You squeegee and does a glass come clear? if not it may be permanently etched and if glass is not been permanently try dampening paper towels with white vinegar in sticking them to the glass and if that doesn't work try Lime away on paper towel stuck to the glass if that still doesn't work it sounds like there permanently etched. If they are permanently etched put a thin film of baby oil over the whole surface (you can do this to a stainless steel also) if you own your home you can always go to the crafts store and get etching cream and paint the doors so there permanently etched you could either stencil or hand paint the designs to match your decor.

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Just be sure to follow the directions and wipe off as much as you can before rinsing and don't let it get on the ceramic, if you have fiberglass you need not worry.
(02/21/2009)

By BABBIE

Removing Hard Water Stains from Glass Shower and Tub Doors

Eureka! We found a cleaner for really hard water stains by accident! Our hard water is so bad, (Everybody cheer, "How Hard IS It?')we had to put our dogs on bottled water, and us, too. One dog had to eat a special Science Diet Formula for one entire month. That cost money.

We always use Oxi Clean in our laundry or our clothes would be red-brown colored. One night, my husband took a little tub and soaked his white coat in it overnight. (He works for a Doctor,) the next morning, I noticed CLEAN streaks in our bathtub! I took some oxi clean, wet it a little with a cleaning rag, and wow, our tub was clean!

One lady told us to use a brand of cleaner that makes me gag, it does clean, but whoa, the chemical smell! I also like Bar Keepers Friend for my pots and pans, but nothing can get rid of this, until I used Oxi Clean Versatile. I thought I was going to faint, and it wasn't from fumes, it was how easily it cleaned the bathtub in such a short time. Minutes compared to days.

I was distraught over our bathtub, and I let it go. Then I spent three days scrubbing it, with the bathroom window open and was overcome by fumes, not to mention I had to go to the store and buy a scrubber brush, and even with lots of elbow grease, I was getting nowhere in a hurry. I truly wanted to cry. Then the Oxi Clean Versatile incident, and I haven't been afraid of my bathtub since! Our water is so hard (again "How Hard Is It?") that the oxi clean didn't immediately remove the stain right at the bathtub faucet, but it immediately cleaned the entire bathtub, and no smell, no horrible chemical odor smell! I will continue using oxi clean versatile to clean my bathtub. (02/21/2009)

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By Carol L.

Removing Hard Water Stains from Glass Shower and Tub Doors

Vinegar and a scrubbie is all you need, towel dry. (02/23/2009)

By Luckyonetexas

Removing Hard Water Stains from Glass Shower and Tub Doors

I work for a cleaning company it was mentioned that WD-40 would take off hard water fast. I figured it wouldn't hurt to try. We wanted to replace it before too long when we remodel so I got my husband to get what he had in the garage an I sprayed it on the class doors went to get a steel wool scratcher and by the time I got back to the bathroom, I just barely rubbed it and flakes the size of my palm began to just fall off. It really works. Pass it on I'm going to get a full can and do the rest. Good luck, Barbara (03/21/2009)

By Sally_Admin

Removing Hard Water Stains from Glass Shower and Tub Doors

Hi everybody, I have a nice costly mirror in my bathroom which had many hard water stains which just seemed to be etched into glass surface. After trying a number of cleaning agents and other methods without success, I practically found that best idea to completely remove the hard water stains off the mirrors and glass windows is to gently rub a high density sandpaper of grade 600 or above with a little water. No other product or method is so successful.

So friends, just don't waste your valuable time and money on anything else. Narinder (05/30/2009)

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