Friday, May 25, 2012

Cleaning Glass Shower Doors

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I am no Mary Maid, but overall I am okay at cleaning my home. But, one area that I have not been good at cleaning in the 3+ years we have lived in our home has been the glass shower doors in the master bath. But, I have found the secret which makes me really happy because, well... who doesn't love a sparkly clean shower? Best part of all? You only need two ingredients and they are totally natural.
 This could not be easier. Grab a lemon and cut it in half and grab a dish of kosher salt. Then proceed to dip half the lemon in the salt and get to scrubbing those shower doors. Dip into the salt frequently for best results. When you are done rinse it all off with clean water and enjoy your naturally clean shower doors!
And are you ready for the always impressive "before and after photos"? Well, turns out it is a little hard to take photos of a glass shower door. But, as you can see they are all scummy before and after I can't even get the camera to focus on the glass because they are so crystal clean.
I am in love...

49 comments:

  1. To keep it clean for showing our house, we wiped down the glass shower stall, and that helped TREMENDOUSLY. You can extend your cleanings that way :)

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    1. Gonna have to try this as I have tried EVERYTHING else on the market. Nothing gets rid of the ugly water spots. We do have hard water (Middle TN) so I hope this trick does the trick!!!! If I remember, I'll post results once I try it.

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  2. I've used lemon juice before which worked great but I like the idea of the scrubbing power of the salt. Thanks for the great tip!

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  3. did you rinse the doors after or just scrub and leave?

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    1. I rinsed them! Sorry I left that part out, that is probably important! :)

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  4. How have I never thought of this before?! This is absolutely genius, the citric acid combined with the reacting sodium to dry up anything that touches it. Very nice!!

    -Solomon Berkovitch
    Shower Enclosures Brooklyn

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  5. We also use a squeegee on the glass door in our shower after using it. It really helps with the water spots and prevents mold

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  7. What about the door tracks with buildup?

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  8. I just tried this method and all I can say is I am very tired. I can see some improvements but it will probably take a few tries. My doors are a build up of over 3 years. Over those three years, I've used all kinds of cleaners and they just don't work. I am willing if it actually works like in your picture. How often do you do this to your doors? I knew there was a reason I like shower curtains, you can clean them and/or throw them out and get new ones much easier than doors!

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    1. If the water spots are not coming off, chances are they are etched into the glass. I have the same problem with my shower doors. There are some auto detail blogs/sites that discuss removing water spots with abrasives, buffing tools and a lot of cursing! Hope this helps. Good luck!

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  9. Wonderful I'd rather to try it on my glass doors so it could be look clean and clear!

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  10. What a helpful site you have..i was having the same problem but now its already solved specially you have shared a helpful information..

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  11. Tried this today. Only had rock salt which worked pretty well, but im sure regular table salt would have been much better. My boyfriend also liked that the bathroom smelt great once I'd finished.

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  12. I would have thought the granular texture would scratch the glass no?...if not ill be doing it...im a renter with two huge bathrooms both with shower glass doors which i find are very hard to get clean clean.

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  13. All glass doors used in showers are made of tempered safety material, which is not easy at all to break under everyday circumstances.


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  14. There is a wide range of these shower doors and you have ample choice to buy the one that matches your likes and your budget.

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  15. Thank you for posting this information and photos. I am in the middle of remodeling my master bathroom and I would love to install a standard bi-pass door on my shower. I think it is a beautiful look and it's just something different. Is it going to be a problem if my shower is larger than 60"? Do you know where I could find shower doors portland and shower doors portland oregon ? Thank you for your help.

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  17. I get the use of lemons, but won’t the salt not only scrub off the dirt but also scratch the surface of the glass? That’s pretty much my main concern before trying this out on our glass doors and windows. Regardless, thanks for sharing this info with us!

    Maricela

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  18. Hi, we liked this idea. The glass you cleaned looked spotless!

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  19. There is a cleaner called awesome and if you have water stain build up it will removed the build up it is also good for removing gum from carpet and oil stains from clothes and it does not discolor clothing or material....it is an awesome product so after yu clean the shower glass with the awesome then go back over it with the lemon and salt and you will love your shower doors

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  20. This was quite simple and cool as it does require only few things which are easily available. The glass looks clean in the pictures. Thanks for sharing as it is wrathful.

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  21. Excellent blog you have heгe.. It's difficult to find quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate people like you! Take care!!

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  22. No way! I would not have believed that technique worked if you hadn't posted that picture. That's incredible! Our shower doors are in dire need of a good cleaning. This is going to make it so much more bearable! Thiago | http://www.showerdoorsandmore.com

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  23. So simple it's genius! Where did you get this idea? I'd love to find more helpful cleaning tips (for ovens, for example) in this same vein. I love the all natural approach, and I'm excited to go try this out on my glass shower doors! Thanks!

    Grace Watson | http://www.stcharlesglass.com/showerglass.php

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  24. Holy cow! The difference is amazing. I always scrub my shower doors but they always still have that film left on them. I need to try this right away. I wonder if it works for windows too.

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  26. If your worried about the salt scratching try baking soda and the lemon. I've used it for cleaning before as a paste. (Lemon juice and baking soda). How much easier to just sprinkle the soda on the lemon and scrub. I'll be trying this!

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  27. I would love to get glass shower doors in my bathroom. I have been worried about cleaning them though. Thanks for posting this tip. I will have to keep it in mind!
    Gary Puntman | http://www.sgminc.ca/shower_enclosures.html

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  28. Well, I completely like your idea. It is just awesome.This is a fabulous post. I found you from a pinterest search and will be following your great instructions to make clean Glass Shower Doors and a large mirrored closet door.
    Thanks so much!

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  29. Cleaning shower glass can be really tricky, mainly due to the hard water buildup. After a while it can really get bad. You have to stay on top of it. http://www.urbanglassworks.com/showers.html

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  30. I've never thought of using lemon to clean glass! We have glass shower doors, and they're always getting foggy. I'm definitely going to be trying this on my doors!

    Sara Welsh | http://enterpriseglass.com

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  31. That is crazy that a lemon can actually be used to clean glass. My glass shower doors seem to get so streaky and so dirty really quickly. I'm going to have to try this out as soon as I get home. http://www.mitchellwindowanddoor.com/showerdoors.html

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  32. All glass doors used in showers are made of tempered safety material, which is not easy at all to break under everyday circumstances. There is a wide range of these shower doors and you have ample choice to buy the one that matches your likes and your budget.
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  35. Do you have to use Kosher Salt? I only have sea salt

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  36. Do you have to use Kosher Salt? I only have sea salt

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  37. Wow, I wonder if it is the grittiness of the salt that helps scrape off the grime. I will try this method when I get home though, I haven't been able to find a way to get off all the dirtiness yet.

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  38. I think that glass showers look great! I really like the setup of Shower Doors. Thank you for the great information you shared.

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  39. I am so glad that I came across this information about cleaning shower doors. I recently got new shower doors in my home and am not sure how to clean them so this was really helpful and I hope to get my shower doors cleaned as soon as possible so they don't start to stain and get old and gross looking. I can't wait to try this method and see how it turns out. Do you have any other tips or advice on how to keep the doors clean and easy to clean as well? http://www.glassxinc.com/en/shower_doors_and_enclosures.html

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  40. But, one area that I have not been good at cleaning in the 3+ years we have lived in our home has been the glass shower doors in the master ... gshowerdoor.blogspot.com

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  41. We use a squeegee after each shower & have very hard water & calcium. The only parts that need a deep cleaning are along the edges. We have been here 3 years & just recently been searching how to get the edges clean. They haven't needed that deep clean until now! THANKS!!

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  42. After the glass is sparkly clean and dry, spray with Rain-X. Watch the water "sheet" off....no more water spots!

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  43. Works wonders, didn't use Kosher salt just regular salt but it did the trick thank's a million for sharing your discovery and learnings!

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