I've recently purchased a 2-year old home outside Houston, Texas. I'm
have great difficultly trying to clean the stall shower glass (both
inside and out). I can't get the glass clean. The stains may be lime,
hard-water spots, a combination of the two or perhaps something
entirely different. I've tried a bunch of commercial cleaners
including "soap scum," "chrome and glass" cleaners and something
called "kaboom" that was recommended to me. I've even tried pure
alcohol out of sheer frustration. Nothing works. Any ideas or
recommendations would be greatly appreciated at the point -
Thanks. ------- Brian
Hard water, limescale and soap are all alkaline. You need to
neutralize and remove them with an acid-based cleaner. So try a rub
with either lemon juice or vinegar. The problem is that your surface
is vertical, so you can't just soak the area with vinegar and leave it
to work. This means that you may need to apply the stuf several times
to loosen the alkaline build-up.
If you want to buy a product then Cillit Bang lime remover should
Once you get the screen clean, it would be a good idea to use a
squeegee after every shower. Then you won't have any water drops to
make the ugly marks when they evaporate. (Or use a shower cleaning
product daily - but why spend money if you don't have to?)
Try using white vinegar - if it is calcium deposits that may help.
You can buy expensive stuff that says it will take it off but it
didn't do anything for mine. The vinegar did as well. Takes several
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