In the house we moved into the shower door in the master bath is, I think aluminum. I cannot find anything that will clean what appears to be water marks, etc. Can you help me. Have tried numerous things already, Brasso, CLR, LimeAway, etc.
By PatsyLu from Kansas City, KS
Just tried the lysol toilet bowl cleaner mentioned by someone-it worked like a miracle! I've looking for something for years to work and nothing has until now. Cleaned all of the spots off of my glass block shower with VERY little elbow grease. Just put a quarter size spot on the sponge and it cleaned several blocks. Just kept repeating and done in ten minutes!
You might try rubbing it with a rubbing compound made for cars. I know this works for cars that have water spot build-up from sprinklers and such.
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I have tried just about everything to get the water spots off of my glass shower doors. Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do for this problem? Thanks!
JLeo from MA
Have you tried vinegar and water? You probably have. But maybe you are not leaving it on the stains long enough. Sometimes you have to soak something (like a shower head in a plastic bag full of vinegar and water mixture) to break up the deposits left from minerals in the water. Try to keep the vinegar and water WET on the shower doors for a day or more. I suggest making a bucket of vinegar and water 1:2 and then soaking a big towel in it. Then hang the towel over the door and make sure the wet towel has contact with the glass. You will need to wet the towel a few more times or it will dry out after a while.I hope that works. Good luck! (09/14/2004)
My glass shower doors are always sparkling. I bought a chamois-like auto drying cloth at an auto supply store. I cut it in half because it is quite large. Every time I take a shower I wipe down the walls and doors with this cloth. The tub area always looks clean and I never have spots, soap scum or mildew.
To remove the spots already there, I would suggest mixing 1 cup of vinegar into about a gallon of very hot water. Apply to the spots, let sit for a few minutes and then wipe off. Good luck.(02/03/2005)
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By Debbie in MO
I have the answer! I tried all the products mentioned: Vinegar, Lime Away, Murphy's oil soap, Ceramabrite (which actually worked the best) and finally I found the answer to 7 years of built up water spots.
"GoJo" Natural Orange pumice hand cleaner. You can find it in your local auto parts store.
I was skeptical at first because it was gritty. My husband felt badly for me watching me try so many things and asked around at a local glassier. They recommended this product. FINALLY I got the spots off my shower doors. I applied the product with a paper towel and then used a wet terrycloth rag for an initial rinse. I then rinsed the glass completely with the shower head and followed up with Windex. My doors are so sparkly, I am going to apply Rain-X to avoid this big job again!I really hope this helps. I was at my wits end and was ready to give up! Give it a try. (04/04/2006)
I use Kaboom, a product put out by the makers of Orange Clean and Oxyclean. It also works great cleaning a stained kitchen sink.
To prevent the water spots, I use Clean Shower after every shower and only have to clean my shower about once every 6 months.(04/24/2006)
Wear rubber gloves and work in a well-ventilated area when using this powerful solution. Apply it to the walls of the shower with a sponge, scrubbing with a brush, if necessary, to remove all the scum. Rinse well with clear water, and wipe dry. (05/10/2007)
By Teri B
Just tried Bounce and it worked great:1) Wet a new sheet of Bounce 2) Rub all over glass shower door 3) Rinse 4) Squeegee
I'll have to do this once or twice more to get every last water spot, but the shower door looks 75% better. Also, get a professional-grade squeegee at your local cleaning supply store. Much better quality than the ones they sell in Lowe's, Home Depot, or Wal-mart. (11/08/2007)
Just thought I'd share this tip. I use a spray cleaner that's for cleaning car alloy wheels, simply spray on and wait 10 seconds. Then rinse it off and presto, all the water marks and spots are gone. Polish with paper towel.A word of caution; make sure the room is well ventilated and don't let it settle on the bath or shower tray - rinse well. (01/11/2008)
By Rebecca D
By tony g
How can I prevent getting water spots on my new clear glass shower doors? I know how to remove the spots, but I want to prevent them. Thanks in advance for any tips.
Judy from Lakewood, CA
How do you remove water spots from shower doors?
By chip off the old block from Banning, CA
Looking for information on how to get spots off shower doors.
If the marks are absolutely horrible and many years of build up, I used spray on oven cleaner. But you have to be extremely careful not to get it on the frame work or it will damage it, so I would use this as an absolute last solution. Make sure, you have plenty of ventilation and cover the floor with paper, wipe off with paper and discard in a safe location so pets and children can not get to it. Rinse and rinse so there is not a trace of the stuff left to be found. (09/15/2009)
By Beau D
I have ugly hard water spots all over my glass shower doors. Does anyone have suggestions on how to get rid of them and keep the glass sparkling clean?
By Char from Cachi, Costa Rica
Pat T of Florida (04/12/2010)
What can I put on my clear glass shower doors to keep them from getting spotted each day? I currently use a squeegee after every shower, but I know from experience at a rented condo that I can use something to keep them spotless without daily work.
By Becca from MI
Here's a video link regarding how it works (once you see how it works you'll have no doubts about buying it). It's the official Rain-X site so please know it is safe to run the ad, if your computer asks if it's okay like mine does: rainx.com (05/13/2010)
How do I remove hard water deposits on glass shower doors and glass? I tried vinegar, baking soda, and store cleaners including glass products.
By Barb from Tyler, TX
Removing unsightly water spots from glass shower doors is easy to do. Water spots are caused by dissolved minerals found in hard water, and they become visible when water evaporates and leaves those minerals behind. They often appear as a white, chalky substance and, if left on glass shower doors for extended periods of time, they can become etched into the glass permanently. Preventing water spots is as simple as using the squeegee on the glass on a regular basis to keep it clean and free of the damaging minerals found in water. If you already have water spots on the glass, there are steps you can take to get rid of them.
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How to Remove Water Spots from Shower Doors
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For the most stubborn water spots, you should try using 100 percent vinegar and an abrasive sponge to remove the water spots. Keep a squeegee in your bathroom and use it regularly to prevent future water spots. Consider equipping your home with a water softener to eliminate hard water. Make sure the bathroom is properly ventilated while cleaning.
Read more: How to Remove Water Spots from Shower Doors | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5040755_remove-water-spots-shower-doors.html#ixzz118uDanDB
Good luck! (10/01/2010)
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