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By Elaine 07/27/2010
I am not much help with this. I used to have shower door and I swore I would never have them again. I now have a shower curtain that I can replace much more cheaply than shower doors when the begin to look bad.
Bar Keepers Friend, as someone suggested is an excellent product. I use it also on my cooktop stove.
At one time I owned a janitor service. When there was anything on a window that was hard to remove, I would use fine steel wool, sometimes it helps to wet it slightly. I'm not talking about steel wool soap pads. You can find fine steel wool at hardware stores like Home Depot. This is a lot of work, so only go to this method if you can't find a cleaner that will work for you.
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Can anyone PLEASE tell me how to remove hard water stains/soap scum from my shower doors?
Our shower door seems to be etched with hard water stains. Nothing I have tried will remove.
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
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)
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)
By Carol L.
So friends, just don't waste your valuable time and money on anything else. Narinder (05/30/2009)
To remove hard water stains from your shower all you need is Barkeepers Friend. Also works well on enclosed cook tops.
By onelady from TX
A while ago I asked for shower cleaning products for hard water. I got Greased Lightening and I can't remember the other and lost the paper. Something like Good Stuff or Clean Stuff? Could you please help?
I am having a problem with my glass shower doors. They feel clean so I think it's hard water stains. I have tried lots of things and am now wondering if I will have to replace them.
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