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Thread: Soap Scum on bathroom showers

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    I've been watching this site for several months now and I've learned alot from you folks...well I have a question that I hope someone can help me with and I can learn some more tricks. We have a build up of soap scum on our guest bathroom that I just discovered today...(my neice lives with us and uses that bathroom) how in the world do I remove it? Does anyone have any sure fire ways that really work to remove that stuff? All info is greatly appreciated.

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    OMgosh. I have found out by using the Scrubble Bubbles shower spray that it comes right out. You spray it on and let it sit about 5 minutes and then rinse. It even takes off the water residue from the shower doors, etc. It's worth the cost too. You can buy one that goes around by itself but I use the one to use when you get out once a week. I am so happy. Even shines up the faucets. Hope this works for you.♥♥

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    I use an SOS pad, rinse, dry and give a rub down with car wax and buff. Keeps it from building back and cleans easier next time.

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    I have used CLR first, paint scraper and razor blade, and an SOS pad. No kidding! Looked new again. Then I used the Magic Eraser on it. This was on real thick hard dirty stuff left from an apartment tenant. There is a product at Walmart called Awesome (dollar stores also sell it) that works well too. The Awesome works especially good on greasy stove hoods and in the refrigerator behind the shelves and drawers where people forget to clean sometime. Crud does build up where we dont think about.
    I also run the vent and open windows when using the CLR and other cleaners. Never had a problem with fixtures or tub surrounds or anything using these products.

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    I never use bar soap.which cause the scum,I always use liquid bath saop,gel,wash,whatever its is called

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    Lime Away , works on all the "crud" that collects on the shower. You can get it at just about any grocery store.

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    There is a product called "Lime Away" - bright green bottle. I use it in the shower, the toilet bowls, everywhere because we have so much lime in our water. Also been using Borax (in laundry aisle) and adding a bit to the dishwasher. Also going to try Borax in the tub and in the base of our shower. We squeegie our shower doors and inside the shower also. I got clear glass instead of the frosted patterned kind just so we would do it every time. Just takes a minute and really helps. There is a product that you buy at automotive supply stores - clear glass or something. It left a film, but the water didn't make stains on the glass.

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    Buy a squeegee and tell your niece to squeegee the shower and the shower door (if you have one) after every shower. That prevents the build up of soap scum.

    You can also just use a towel to wipe it down after each shower. With this method you also have to have a place to hang the towel so it dries during the day.

    I do this every day. In addition to preventing unwanted buildup, it stretches just about my entire body. Two for the price of one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    OMgosh. I have found out by using the Scrubble Bubbles shower spray that it comes right out. You spray it on and let it sit about 5 minutes and then rinse. It even takes off the water residue from the shower doors, etc. It's worth the cost too. You can buy one that goes around by itself but I use the one to use when you get out once a week. I am so happy. Even shines up the faucets. Hope this works for you.♥♥
    I LOVE scrubbing bubbles! Works amazing! My mom stayed with us and told me that I had the cleanest shower she had ever seen! It does wonders! But if you have a ton of build up you might want to use a magic eraser first. It will do wonders on the massive build up. Then I would use the scrubbing bubbles after that weekly!

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    Mr Clean "erasers" work wonders ----

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