I have the best luck with that new Kaboom cleaner in the purple bottle. You
can buy it at Wal-Mart. Take the doors off their hinge and lay them down in
the tub or outside. Spray heavily and leave for a few minutes. Scrub with
a nylon covered sponge. Rinse well.
I have really good luck w/ a dryer softening sheet and some elbow
grease. I think it was a hint from heloise...or something on those
lines, and let me tell you, it really works!
My best luck with soap scum on a shower door has been straight vinegar and a
semi-abbrasive sponge (kind of like those sponges that are a yellow sponge
on one side and a green scratchy thing on the other, but this one is white
instead of green, and apparantly doesn't scratch surfaces as much.
www.thecleanteam.com sells them pretty cheap. Also saw similar ones in
Wal-Mart that actually had a handle. Spray the vinegar on the door and let
it sit for a while - seems to help loosen the stuff up. You're still going
to have to scrub pretty hard, though.
...razor blades are a great tool for certain things, and thought I've never
needed to resort to them for soap scum, I bet it works great.
Just BE CAREFUL! First thing - make sure the surface you are scraping is
wet (again - try wetting it with vinegar). Second - make sure you use the
blade at a low angle -- almost along the plane of the door. Third - make
sure the blade is sharp. Dull blades don't clean - they scratch.
I have never been able to get my shower doors spotless
since right after we installed them. After a few years I finally gave up.
I still regularily scrub them just to say they are *clean* but for
I hung a pretty (cloth) shower curtain up in front of the doors to hide
I still have the convienince of shower doors without having to look at the
We just got involved in some new great cleaners that are 100% chemical
free. They work better than most store products and cost the same or less.
Tub & Til and Sol-U-Mel is fantastic on soap scum. They also sell soap that
has no lye in it so this avoids soap scum. The soaps I found a little more
than I like to pay but have since found they last 2-3 times longer than the
coat soap I was using. They call the soap the Gold Bar or Platinum bar and
the smell is great. Got to www.momswin.com/kismet for more info. or to get
Hope it helps.
"Doing what you've always done,
will get you where you've always been."
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.