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Shower fights (Read 178 times)

CrisRuns


    I am selling my house, so it needs to be impeccable. I have a large master shower with glass walls and doors. That sucker was regularly cleaned, but some stains were accumulating over time on the glass.I never paid much attention to it, it was clean, and who has time? ... until now.

     

    Current Score: Shower glass walls: 2. CrisRuns: 0.02

    We have had two two-hour "games" so far. I have scrubbed and scrubbed and thrown all products I have at home at the monster. I have tried one product at a time, undiluted, and in various combinations, including:

    - white vinegar
    - baking soda
    - dish washing soap
    - lysol with bleach
    - resolve carpet cleaner (read it on line)
    - windex glass cleaner
    - I might be forgetting one or two.

    I have used a nail scrubbing brush, a sponge (dry and wet), green and yellow sponge, paper towels, towels, and kitchen towels.

    I have kept going even when clear the progress was minimal... No results!

    I guess I need a trip to buy acid of some kind. Or a specialized cleaner, or I could tear down the whole bathroom. That could pose a problem selling the house.... This could be funny it I weren't seething with rage.

    Any suggestions?????

    Little Blue


    Grand Master for a day

      What kind of stains?  Accumulated minerals from the water, or something else?  Ours is pitted from minerals, and nothing but nothing takes off the white haze.  Have you tried something like CLR?

      tracilynn


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        Easy Off oven cleaner "fume free" in the blue can. Spray it. Let sit an hour. Scrub. Best thing I've ever used.

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        Gustav1


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          A product called CLR - Calcium, Lime, Rust - might work.

          Or maybe it can be scraped off with a razor blade.

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          CrisRuns


            What kind of stains?  Accumulated minerals from the water, or something else?  Ours is pitted from minerals, and nothing but nothing takes off the white haze.  Have you tried something like CLR?

             

            They are white. I think that it's mineral. Maybe some soap residue mixed in to up the fun factor.

            CrisRuns


              Great, two votes for CLR and then the blue Easy off oven cleaner. Those go in the shopping list right now. How would you scrub?

               

              I will need to see how I can use the razor, so I will put that under "last resort" before blowing up the darned thing.

              happylily


                I feel for you, Cris. I HATE cleaning my shower with a passion. I have to crawl in there with my clothes on to better access every area and it just doesn't feel right. When I tell my SO that it's his turn, he just cleans it while he's taking a shower. I mean... how sick is that?!!!

                 

                I have stains as well, and also around the bath drain. I have tried everything, CLR included. Nothing has worked. I think that because of age, the glass, and the bath enamel, have become porous and they absorb something in the water, making it impossible to get rid of the stains. But if I'm wrong and you do find something that works, please let me know, ok? And good luck with the sale of your house!

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                CrisRuns


                  I feel for you, Cris. I HATE cleaning my shower with a passion. I have to crawl in there with my clothes on to better access every area and it just doesn't feel right. When I tell my SO that it's his turn, he just cleans it while he's taking a shower. I mean... how sick is that?!!!

                   

                  I have stains as well, and also around the bath drain. I have tried everything, CLR included. Nothing has worked. I think that because of age, the glass, and the bath enamel, have become porous and they absorb something in the water, making it impossible to get rid of the stains. But if I'm wrong and you do find something that works, please let me know, ok? And good luck with the sale of your house!

                   

                  I follow your strategy, except for being barefoot, as I regularly rinse the shower between product applications. It is unpleasant to say the least.

                    I have a lot of minerals in my water,something like CLR might help or Lime Away.  Maybe call one of those places that makes glass doors and ask their recomendations.

                     

                    Good luck.

                      If the glass is etched rather than stained,  one of the products for polishing headlight lenses may work.   You may also try polishing compound or swirl remover from a manufacturer like Mothers. These can be applied by hand as well as by using a powered polisher.

                      ooligan


                        Crest toothpaste. Not the gel kind but the white kind. I rub it onto my glass doors with a dry cloth before my shower then rinse off while showering. You can feel it working as you are rubbing it in because you can feel it getting smoother. Bonus it is relatively safe and smells minty fresh.

                        I also use it for shining my stainless steel sink.

                          Steam cleaner?

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                            If you have the money, you could call in a professional cleaning service.  They generally charge more for one-off jobs but it might be worth it at this point.

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                            Nakedbabytoes


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                              Came expecting videos or at least pics of nude shower fights.

                              Left disappointed.

                               

                               

                              Cereal though.... When I worked at Wendy's, we used ice & salt to clean out the coffee pots. Mixed together, they are amazing and the pots looked new. I went home and did that to my mom & dad's and my grandparents, all were amazed at how it worked....no scrubbing even! But then since you can't swish around the water in your shower like you can a coffee pot, you may need to scrub while doing it(brrrrr!)


                              Trail Monster

                                Crest toothpaste. Not the gel kind but the white kind. I rub it onto my glass doors with a dry cloth before my shower then rinse off while showering. You can feel it working as you are rubbing it in because you can feel it getting smoother. Bonus it is relatively safe and smells minty fresh.

                                I also use it for shining my stainless steel sink.

                                 

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