I have new shower doors in both bathrooms and they came with the recommendation
to use Comet spray. I have found the best thing to do is spray, wipe with a
clean cloth then spray with a bottle of plain white vinegar and water mixed,
and wipe again. The reason for this is that the Comet will cause soap to suds
up if it's on the glass. If there isn't a lot of suds foaming, I skip the
first "wipe" and just spray the vinegar/water mixture on top of the comet. You
can find empty spray bottles at the dollar store. Vinegar/water mix also
cleans a lot of stuff....
A friend bought some Kaboom at COSTCO and gave me one. That stuff
does old soap scum like a miracle. I had tried different products
over the year and where the Kaboom dribbled down the glass, it is
perfectly clear & see through. One thing about Kaboom is that it
comes out as a foam although it looks like it should be more along
the liquid Windex line. But bottom line, it cleans old soap scum from
glass like a miracle.
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On 10 Jul 2003 18:33:30 GMT, email@example.com (Dorot29701) wrote:
I'm in complete agreement with you re the Comet bathroom cleaner
(can't remember the actual name, but it's specifically meant for
bathroom fixtures). I found it recommended (they tested a number of
products for effectiveness/damage) on a website that is for an
industry association of shower enclosure manufacturers. The Comet
works really well and does not damage the aluminum finish on my
enclosure, which is the problem with other sprays I've used. The key
is to spray it on, rub it with a damp cloth if necessary, and then
wipe it off with a clean cloth.
The only reservation I have about it is that I don't really know if it
would take off a buildup of soap scum or mineral deposits that had
accumulated and hardened on the enclosure over time. It's really good
for preventing it, but might not be strong enough to repair it (but
it's worth a try). I've just never had the need to try it -- yet.
Our old shower enclosure, tempered glass with annodized aluminum
frame, became so coated with accumulated mineral deposits that nothing
would clean it. When we replaced it (after 20 years!) I started using
the Comet Bathroom spray stuff which has worked beautifully.
This is NOT Comet cleanser, by the way. It's a Comet spray on foam
product specifically for bathroom fixtures and showers etc.
remover product. First I wiped it down with straight vinegar and then went
over it a few times with water. My shower door is almost crystal clear now.
Try the vinegar. It really does work great!!
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