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hello!
after two months in this house i've discovered the second reason clear glass shower screens aren't very common - soap scum!! (the first reason they're not very common is entirely obvious, of course).
is there some common household stuff (vinegar? metho?) or some sort of method i could use to keep soap scum under control round the bottoms of the doors? to date i've just been wiping it over, so a little bit stays behind every time (it appears). i'm not prepared to buy commercial glass anti-soap-scum cleaner unless there's literally no other way, because i know for a fact i'll only ever use it intermittently (say, just before we move, or something like that :-).
thanks in advance! kylie
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You can try using a steam cleaner or Bon Ami to do an initial cleaning or the glass. For tile and vinyl/pvc shower pans, you can use a paste of automatic dishwasher powder and a 3M scrubber sponge. After the initial cleaning, it just takes a few seconds after each shower to keep it clean.
I have a hand-held shower, so when I am done with the shower, I use that to rinse down the walls and glass. That eliminates all the soap. I also use a daily shower mist to prevent spots and mildew. It only takes seconds to rinse and mist and is far easier than scrubbing the shower periodically to remove built-up soap scum. I was using a commercial shower mist, but now I make my own. I use two cups of chlorine bleach, 1/2 cup of borax (20 Mule Team) powder, and a couple tablespoons of dishwasher rinse agent in a gallon jug. I fill the jug with hot water and shake to mix. This prevents both mildew and the orange biofilm that would build up in the shower. I should note that I have a water softener. I don't know if that makes any difference.
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I know this is before the fact rather than after the fact, but I keep a squeegee in the shower, which has glass doors, and squeegee all the surface with it then dry with the bath towel I've just used (including the track). It only takes a couple of minutes. It may sound fusspot, but it beats cleaning everything after the scum has formed (and I have a high mineral and iron content, with no softener, so I've been there and done that). Try it once you have cleaned to your satisfaction using the other suggestions here.
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I don't know. You're not moving now and you want to clean it.

Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let me know if you have posted also.
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If at all possible get rid of the glass shower doors and get a shower curtain - much easier to keep clean, glass shower doors a major PITA. And if you do remove the glass shower doors be prepared to retch when you remove the metal frames - ALL kinds of gunk collects inside the frames, no matter how clean you think you keep it.
-- Best Greg
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