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Keeping Scum Off Shower Doors


We just moved into a new house and have a separate shower from the bathtub. I'm looking for suggestions of cleaners I can use to keep the shower door clean of soap scum, either store bought or home made. Thanks,

Jana Chvatal

EVERY TIME 11/30/2000
Once clean, wipe it down EVERY TIME IT's USED with a Scotch Brite High Performance cleaning cloth. They really cut through scum. For already built-up scum, spray with Dow scrubbing bubbles and LET IT SET a while. Maybe even spray more and let it set if it keeps running off. Then work with the Scotch brite high performance cloth. It will take some work, but nothing like before these cloths were invented. They are TERRIFIC.

Becky S. - Cincinnati

By Becky S.
Vinegar 11/30/2000
Clean soap scum, mildew, and grime from bathtub, tile, and shower curtains by wiping the surface with vinegar and rinsing with water. It sure beats buying the Soap Scum Remover.
By Denyse
fabric softener sheets 11/30/2000
I save up all my old fabric softener sheets and keep them in the bathroom. Before you get out of the shower, rub one on the damp door and you'll be amazed as the soap scum disappears. Then rinse.
By Jann
wipe down the walls 11/30/2000
Make sure you rinse the doors off and after you've dried yourself, use the towel to wipe down the walls and doors of the shower.
By Linda
000 baby steel wool 11/30/2000
To remove scum on shower doors. I use 000 baby steel wool and then rinse off with a light vinegar wash. I use the 000 for "a quick spot remover" on the bathroom mirror. It cheap and I've never had a scratch mark caused by the steel wool.
By Jan
X-14 soap scum remover 11/30/2000
In response to the best way to keep your shower doors scum free, try X-14 soap scum remover, or Scrub Free soap scum remover (they also make excellent mildew remover that REALLY works :-) ). Both are available at the supermarket or Wal-mart/K-mart.
By Dorothy
Keeping Scum Off Shower Doors 01/05/2001
I know I am responding to this really late. I am surprised no one has suggested this yet. What I do is take an ordinary squeegee, about six inches long, and ust squeegee the show doors and walls with this. Works like a charm!

Keeping Scum Off Shower Doors 05/07/2004
Put some vinegar in a squirt bottle and spray. Make sure windows are open so you don't get sick, wipe with a dry cloth. No scrubbing required then rinse and squeegee. You'll be able to look through the other side.
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Keeping Scum Off Shower Doors 06/25/2004
Thumbs up on the Bounce Wipes. We have well water and the scum is unbeatable. I had to use it twice, but it's gone. I finished it off with a vinegar wash and rinse. I'm sold. It works.
By FLORENCE S (Guest Post)
Keeping Scum Off Shower Doors 09/14/2004
Use vinegar and water regularly instead of these nasty products that are bad for health and that get washed down the drain and eventually get into our water system. Many of the manufactured chemical products that people often use and recommend using are made with chemicals that do not break down or that break down very slowly. This is not a natural or healthy thing for any of us and if we care about our children and our health, we ought to all be finding great solutions that are not bad for us.

Vinegar and water works for so many things. Baking soda, lemon juice and often hot water and elbow grease gets the job done. I hope everyone has gotten the scum off of their glass and has done so responsibly. Good luck to you all!
By Melinda (Guest Post)
Keeping Scum Off Shower Doors 11/09/2004
I too recently moved into a new house with a shower door. Before we ever took the first bath, I placed an extension rod with a clear shower curtain in the shower stall. You can't see the rod and can hardly see the clear shower curtain even when it's pulled. My shower door and enclosure still look brand new after a full year's use. When the shower curtain gets dirty, I throw it away and buy another one
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Keeping Scum Off Shower Doors 11/09/2004
Put hot vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the damp surface liberally. Let it sit 10-15 minutes and scrub (in circles) with an old pair of nylons or a store-bought nylon scrubby brush.
By Julie W.-Iowa (Guest Post)
Keeping Scum Off Shower Doors 12/18/2005
Once you have used one of the above methods to clean the shower door, let them dry thoroughly and then spray them down with RainX. follow the directions just as you would spraying the RainX on your car windshield. Really helps to keep the hard water stains from building up.
By Lon O'Connell

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