Shower has a glass wall instead of curtain. How do I clean this? Virtually no products work. Bar Keepers Friends works best, but not great, and then the problem starts again. 1) What will clean it? 2) Once clean, is there something to maintain it…my dh laughed when I wondered if RainX would help.

 

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Shower has a glass wall instead of curtain. How do I clean this? Virtually no products work. Bar Keepers Friends works best, but not great, and then the problem starts again. 1) What will clean it? 2) Once clean, is there something to maintain it…my dh laughed when I wondered if RainX would help.



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20 Replies to “Shower has a glass wall instead of curtain. How do I clean this? Virtually no products work. Bar Keepers Friends works best, but not great, and then the problem starts again. 1) What will clean it? 2) Once clean, is there something to maintain it…my dh laughed when I wondered if RainX would help.”

  1. if you are getting water spotting, then vinegar. it will take the calcium buildup off. Get a squeegee so you can squeegee it down after showers. the more water you can get off the wall before it dries, the less spotting you will get in future.

  2. Rainx won’t help much with removing buildup, but, once the glass is clean, it absolutely can help prevent future buildup because the water and soap won’t stick to the glass as much.

    If the glass has has hard water stains or etching, you can remove the stains with CLR and the etching with a hand drill, glass buffing pads, and glass polish.

  3. Do you use bar soap? I’ve heard switching to liquid soap helps prevent soap scum, so that might help.

  4. If you’re ever interested in replacing the glass, opt for shower guard coating.

    Source: worked with shower enclosure glass.

  5. Stop with the Barkeepers friend! It’s super abrasive. Use baking soda and a magic sponge instead. Once you ‘etch’ those glass doors, they’ll always be cloudy.

  6. to remove the buildup, I use Scotch-Brite stainless steel scrubbers. use pressure, but not too much. i have glass doors, have to do a semi-annual cleansing.

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    once clean, you can use product like the Rainx to prevent buildup.

  7. On a larger project note, sounds like you have very “hard” water. Having a plumber put in a water softening filter on the line into your house might help.

  8. I haven’t tried it, but I have heard WD-40 will remove soap scum. Then after you clean that, I think RainX would help, but I know from using on my windshield, it does have to be reapplied. Especially if you are gonna squeegee.

  9. I use a 1:1 mixture of 9% vinegar and Dawn soap. Let it sit for about an hour. And then scrub. Works great.

  10. If the glass is smooth you can use a razor blade to get off just about anything on glass. Just make sure to wet it first with glass cleaner or even water.

  11. I use equal parts of vinegar and dawn in one of those sponge wands. After putting it on let it sit for about 1 minute – then rinse. if it’s really bad you might have to do it a couple of times.

  12. I don’t know where you live but we have SOS pads in Canada that are woven steel wools pads embedded with a strong soap. This will not scratch your glass and the soap cuts through the soap scum and leaves it nice for 3 weeks at least. Also squeegee the standing water off of the glass once finished showering.

  13. Diet Coke has always worked for me as I can’t stand the smell of vinegar. Also get a silicone squeegee and keep it dry.

  14. I use a magic eraser, then follow that up with soft scrub. Also, between cleanings, a squeegee will be your best friend.

  15. I use spray CLR and a sponge with a scrubber pad on it. Works well. I’ve also followed @vaneamoro91 on TikTok who had some advice I hadn’t tried before.

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