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Thread: What gets off soap scum and hard water off shower?

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    I have tried just about every brand in the supermarket that requires next to no scrubbing but even the scrubbing bubbles that say no scrubbing, I still have to scrub.. Is there an actual product out there that you spray it on, let it sit and you can either rinse or wipe away?? So tired of all the scrubbing i'm doing even with cleaner. :-(

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    Dynamite!!!

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    I use my own mixture: Soft Scrub and Elbow Grease. 'Works everytime!

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    I use Kaboom Shower, Tub & Tile Cleaner with a green Scotch scratchy pad. You don't have to scrub hard, just a little pressure! Then rinse.

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    Here in Edmonton we have really hard water, the best thing found..good old plain white vinegar. Spray it on leave it a few min. and wipe off; We even have to soak the shower head in vinegar due to the buildup from the hard water.

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    My BFF's mom has extremely hard water and a lot of iron in it as well. We got her tub/enclosure all clean, and then gave it a good dose of Marine paste wax. It helps to repel the iron and hard water scale. Makes cleaning with regular/more gentle bathroom cleaners easier too. We re wax it every couple of months, which is still easier than all of the scrubbing we used to have to do.
    We did place one of the rubber mats in the bottom of the tub with suction cups on the bottom to keep her from slipping/falling :D:D:D

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    I also used Soft Scrub with success, but the thing that helps with the elbow grease part is good old(use new) nylon net. That net is the best stuff ever for cleaning spots on the floor , tub and shower. I use it all the time in the bathroom, by yards of it and when the stiffness is gone, AI get anoither big wad. Try it, you will love it. Oh, the vineagar works too.

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    I'm going to echo littleone's recommendation: plain white vinegar. I use it to soak my shower head. We have hard water here & it builds up on everything.

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    Mr clean erasers. Use them all the time they work so well!!! very inexpensive and little effort no chemical stink or residue on your hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Mr clean erasers. Use them all the time they work so well!!! very inexpensive and little effort no chemical stink or residue on your hands!
    This stuff is absolutely amazing. I love it. It works very very well. And very little effort. Took stuff off of my white stove that all the other cleaners wouldnt get off. I love it. I use it now all the time. Looks great

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    Go to a janitorial supply store. They will fix you up.

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    My DS is a stickler for a clean shower. He uses Epsom salts and vinegar and you need sunglasses to look at his shower. He says you don't have to scrub hard let the Epsom salt and vinegar do the work.

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    the only thing that will do the trick where i live is a product called CLR - it's toxic and you have to be careful but it works. the only other solution (and i've tried them all) is to remove the shower doors and replace them with shower curtain.

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    The Works Tile & Tub cleaner works amazing wonders! I tried everything, this works great, and only cost $2!

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    There is a cleaner called the Works it is great for soap scum. Cleans those shower doors real good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleone
    Here in Edmonton we have really hard water, the best thing found..good old plain white vinegar. Spray it on leave it a few min. and wipe off; We even have to soak the shower head in vinegar due to the buildup from the hard water.
    Warm white vinegar works great for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleone
    Here in Edmonton we have really hard water, the best thing found..good old plain white vinegar. Spray it on leave it a few min. and wipe off; We even have to soak the shower head in vinegar due to the buildup from the hard water.
    i vote vinegar..

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    If you use liquid soap instead of bar soap, you should not get soap scum. I buy a glass cleaner at auto supply /Pep Boys store that removes mineral deposits. My show door looks new & was installed when house was built in 1984.

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    I just bought the new Mr Clean Magic Eraser for Soap Scum.
    It works great!
    We have a glass surround on 2 sides of our shower, with tumbled marble tile on the other 2 walls. We rinse and squeegee the glass daily, but it still gets soap scum on it. I tried the soap scum Magic Eraser and was amazed! I did it twicw and it looks wonderful! I am planning on going over the glass once a week (in addition to the daily squeegee) to keep it sparkling. I haven't used it on the tile yet. The bottom tiles get a film build-up too. We rinse and wipe them down (also daily) with a Sham-Wow (really absorbs the water!) but I think I will try th Magic Eraser on that too, this weekend.

    This is not the same as the regular Magic Eraser. This one just came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    My DS is a stickler for a clean shower. He uses Epsom salts and vinegar and you need sunglasses to look at his shower. He says you don't have to scrub hard let the Epsom salt and vinegar do the work.
    Common household items! Do you know the ratio of these ingredients?

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    I have the same thing in my shower we use it every time we get out of the shower just a quick wipe down so easy AND it works great getting crayon off of your cutting mats!

    Quote Originally Posted by KarylMc
    I just bought the new Mr Clean Magic Eraser for Soap Scum.
    It works great!
    We have a glass surround on 2 sides of our shower, with tumbled marble tile on the other 2 walls. We rinse and squeegee the glass daily, but it still gets soap scum on it. I tried the soap scum Magic Eraser and was amazed! I did it twicw and it looks wonderful! I am planning on going over the glass once a week (in addition to the daily squeegee) to keep it sparkling. I haven't used it on the tile yet. The bottom tiles get a film build-up too. We rinse and wipe them down (also daily) with a Sham-Wow (really absorbs the water!) but I think I will try th Magic Eraser on that too, this weekend.

    This is not the same as the regular Magic Eraser. This one just came out.

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    Hmmm I am wondering if you could get that stuff you put on your wind shield to repel water and put that on your shower door and it would repel soap scum........I think I might try this......



    [quote=amma]My BFF's mom has extremely hard water and a lot of iron in it as well. We got her tub/enclosure all clean, and then gave it a good dose of Marine paste wax. It helps to repel the iron and hard water scale. Makes cleaning with regular/more gentle bathroom cleaners easier too. We re wax it every couple of months, which is still easier than all of the scrubbing we used to have to do.
    We did place one of the rubber mats in the bottom of the tub with suction cups on the bottom to keep her from slipping/falling :D:D:D[/q

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    I have used car wax on my shower stall over the years..


    i would read the bottle of the rain-X..it may be just for glass..if the shower doors are plastic, it may cloud them..

    give the magic erasers a try

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    When I moved into my house, the back wall of my tub enclosure had what looked like black handprints all over it! No idea what caused it, suspected it was mold coming thru from the other side. Tried for 8 years to get it off -- every cleaner on planet Earth, steam, scraper, all to no avail. Then I tried Awesome, a liquid cleaner that many on here recommended. You can find it at the Dollar Store.

    I wet down the wall, waited about ten minutes, and was able to easily wipe the marks off with a soft scrub!!! EIGHT STINKIN YEARS and I couldn't get that stuff off.

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    agree, agree, agree....best cleaner in the world

    Quote Originally Posted by littleone
    Here in Edmonton we have really hard water, the best thing found..good old plain white vinegar. Spray it on leave it a few min. and wipe off; We even have to soak the shower head in vinegar due to the buildup from the hard water.

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