Hi I do not know if anyone can help but our shower screens are clear glass
and we can never seem to get them shinning clean. We have tryed, think about
all the products on the supermarket shelves but they still end up very
streaky and cloudy.. When they are wet they are perfectly clear but when
they dry, back to the same state again.
This seems to be a common problem. I don't have a shower, I much prefer to
soak in a bath and wipe clean the bath with the bubbles as the water runs
away thus saving time and expense.
Have you thought about frosting the glass in some way to make the smears
a strategically placed mirror could do the same thing if you have elderly or
very young to care for and keep an eye on for safety's sake.
God forbid but if on the other hand you are a voyeur then perhaps a webcam
would be the thing?
Failing these do wait for others to come along with their own methods though
it does seem an impossible task.
Place a paper towel against the glass and spray vinegar onto it, after
2 hours rinse. If that doesn't work try a product such as Kaboom,
Lime-Away or CLR. After you get it clean use an after-shower spray on
glass to prevent future buildups. BTW, this was one reason I kept my
vinyl shower curtain, rather than installing glass shower doors.
Then they are etched, not dirty. The fact that a coating of water
makes them clear shows that there are no deposits of any material
making it cloudy. Rather, the glass itself is micro-pitted, and a
coating of water just smoothes the optical surface.
I don't think there's anything you can do to smooth the glass again.
Any sort of grinding will leave it just as rough or rougher.
It may not be the same problem but I had a problem from not wiping the
shower dry every time it was used. I tried all sorts of cleaner and
the coating of whatever it was would not move. I eventually shifted it
with a new microfibre cloth from Aldi. When new these cloths have an
amazing ability to remove stuff and only cost 99p
I haven't the foggiest idea if this will work or not but if it were MY
shower - knowing the affect a rinse agent has on dishes - I'd water-down a
bottle of rinse agent in a spray bottle (the kind with a handle - 401 type).
Then starting with perfectly clean glass doors, I'd spray the entire surface
(from the inside of course) BEFORE I showered. Before I left the shower, I'd
make sure the entire surface got sprayed with clear water... NOT the
mixture. Repeat the process with next shower. If successful... place ten
dollars in an envelope and send it to me with a "Thank you" note.
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