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How do you get hard water stains off of a glass shower door?

Ellis in Tacoma, WA
May 17, 2018

Our master bath shower door is a beast to clean. How can I get rid of the hard water stains?

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User in Evansdale, IA
Aug. 13, 2017

Dryer sheets wrapped around a scratch sponge and warm water. 

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vinegar

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User in Altha, FL
Jan. 20, 2019

soft scrub with bleach only a few dollars at a dollar store...also use a magic eraser and rinse well

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I use lemon oil as well

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One of the best products for a variety of cleaning needs is Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser.

User in Tucson, AZ
March 19, 2017

has anyone tried CLR make sure you wear gloves.

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Ll in Waverly, IL
Sept. 18, 2017

I had a client that had incredible hard water build up on the chrome shower fixtures. I dredged 1/2 a lemon in kosher salt and scrubbed it over the chrome. Let it sit for about 15-20 mins while I cleaned the other bathroom. Took one of those nylon type scrubby pads from the dollar store over it, then rinsed and dried with a paper towel. Shone like new!!!!

User in Denton, TX
April 25, 2017

Try vinegar and water

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CLR in the green spray bottle. A little elbow grease and a sponge and its looks brand new!!

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Ll in Waverly, IL
Nov. 23, 2018

In answer to Sharon about the vinegar and water.....this was one of the worst cases of buildup I'd come across on chrome in my years of cleaning homes. I actually had to do this fairly regularly at this particular house. It was amazing how thick it would build up in such a short span. But yes.....I agree....generally vinegar/baking soda and water is often all you need in a fairly mild case. :-)

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User in Monroe, VA
Aug. 3, 2018

I agree with Dawn, Barkeepers Friend Soft Scrub is amazing for this job!!!

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User in Amarillo, TX
Aug. 3, 2018

Rub half a lemon on shower door then use a SOS pad and rinse then I spray Orange Glow on a rag and wipe the shower door. Looks good and the orange glow helps keep the hard water spots at bay.

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User in Lincoln, CA
April 25, 2017

Use white vinegar and once it is clean, "Every" time you use the shower you will need to squeegee it, that is how the water stains stay on a glass shower, they are dried water. And of course clean your shower weekly with comet, and pour some vinegar down the drain to eliminate the smell of a dirty drain. 

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Denatured alcohol keeps glass, chrome, tile etc smooth, shining, and streak free.Keep it away from paint or any 'finished' wood surfaces though.

User in Lillian, AL
April 3, 2017

I use denatured a lot, but it didnt work for taking off the wayer stains. I tried the lemon juice. It worked great then once id rinsed it i used the d-alchol to dhine it. Thanks for the response

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User in Beaumont, TX
April 5, 2017

Mr. Clean magic eraser

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Lemon juice worked best for me

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I was going to suggest the same thing Dawn did as well as what Aretha suggested.

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there are several products on the market that does the trick. I like the cleaning products from method and the honesty company

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If you have a large shower area it’s best to change the shower head to a hand held, it’s easier to maintain cleaning and you can use hotter water to just rinse, Vinager & Dawn work really good, use a squeegee to help with the hard water spots in-between cleanings,

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CLR ($4 per bottle) is the best ever!!!!  Rinse in CLR and let stand 30 min wipe & rinse.  Apply and wait 30 min and wipe & rinse.  DONE!

Or you can do the 2nd regular method using regular distilled Vinegar ($4 per bottle).  Rinse in vinegar, wipe, rest 15min, rinse.  Repeat many times till surface is free of Calcium Lime and Rust.  This method may take half a day and a very strong arm and tons of sweat.

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I read somewhere that supposedly fabric dryer sheets help, but I have not tried it for myself so I don't know if it really works

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For those really tuff hard water deposits, I use a green and yellow sponge, Kaboom, Scubbing bubbles, and a magic eraser. First, Your going to want to spray your showers doors with the kaboom. Next, your going to take your green and yellow sponge, green side to the doors and scrub. time for scrubbing differs depending on the level of hard water deposits. once stubbed to liking, your going to want to rinse with cold water. Now take your scrubbing bubbles and spray the shower doors again. Take your magic eraser and scrub. once again rinse with cold water. You should have sparkling clean shower doors that don't need to be dried or windexed! 

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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. I was super excited when I didn't see any hard water stains or soap scup left on my shower doors.

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User in Hudson, FL
April 25, 2017

vinegar

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if you don't mind chemicals, go to the dollar tree and buy The Works shower or toilet bowl cleaner its harsh so be careful.

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Soft scrub for sure.

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User in Candia, NH
April 5, 2017

SOS pads work the best!!!

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Try soft scrub or lime away! 

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User in Houston, TX
April 25, 2017

Vinagre con agua tivia

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It sounds crazy but used dryer sheets are great for cleaning hard water stains off of glass. 

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Sos pads. Works every time

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I have miraculously found that Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is the Best believe it or not.!

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Erica in Dupo, IL
Jan. 18, 2019

Toilet bowl cleaner and magic eraser (dollar tree brands work just as well)

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User in Columbus, GA
Aug. 6, 2018

There is a produce called Barman's Friend it comes in a bottle like soft scrub or shaker powder like comet. Its package is gold and most Lowe's have it. It is also good on brass and other metal areas that you don't want damaged. It will not hurt these areas. Just be sure to rise well.

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I use toilet bowl cleaner to clean my shower. Due to my water, I get orange stains all over my shower. It's good to do a water and white vinegar rinse afterwards to clean off all chemicals for your safety.

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At Home Depot they sell some stuff called Scrub Off its strictly for hard water stains on glass.. It does wonders follow the instructions on it and the bottle lasts forever. I purchased 2 bottles and 1 bottle I've not even opened yet amd I've had it over a year now. I use it also on outside glass table tops that the weather has taken a toll. You won't be disappointed by trying this product.

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I would use windix for the shower doors and a lite scrub rag.

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User in Humble, TX
July 21, 2018

Lime away , it is sold at the dollor store and comes in a toilet bowl cleaner looking bottle . pour it all over the door let it sit . it will smell , use a mask an clean off with a magic eraser . Welcome

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User in Quincy, MA
July 20, 2018

MAGIC ERASERS!!! those things are incredible

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User in Las Vegas, NV
June 27, 2018

I use COMET or AJAX on a wet microfiber rag and then i clean the shower doors and the bottom of the shower as well, and then i rinse and the Shower looks Brand Freakin new!!

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Believe it or not but toothpaste is the best!!

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Spray the door down good with a mr.clean cleaner use hot water and scrub with sos pads

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Haley P.
Aug. 24, 2017

peroxide

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User in Spring, TX
Aug. 13, 2017

I tried dryer sheets this past Friday at a new customers house on his glass shower door and it worked really well. I followed it up with Dawn to rinse it off.

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Soft scrub with bleach will help.

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Debora in Milford, MA
June 12, 2017

#VINEGAR  & #DISH_SOAP

1.  Mix vinegar and dishwasher soap in a spray bottle.

2.  Spray onto glass shower door, let sit for 30 minutes.

3.  Then scrub and flush with hot water. 

TIP > To eliminate germs or mold, spray a solution of 10% vinegar and 90% water, let it sit for 30 minutes and rinse!  

Works every time :) 

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Baking soda and comet ...or vinegar..if that fails ... TOOTHPASTE

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How green do you want to be? If the answer is 'very,' try lemon juice. If the answer is 'not,' then a product called CLR (which stands for calcium, lime, and rust) will also do the trick. (Note: I believe that sometimes the lemon juice actually works better. I do not know that this is true in all cases.)

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