Limescale film on clear shower doors.

Limescale film on clear shower doors.

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val

Utica, NY

#1 May 30, 2013
Does anyone know of a fail proof way to remove it? I have tried: Lemon juice, vinegar, glass cleaner, Scrub Free, Kaboom, Comet limescale remover, Lime Away, CLR, other various cleaners just for limescale and plenty of elbow grease. I don't want to get rid of them, because they are really beautiful except for the film. It is not etched in, it just won't budge.
Axe

Whitesboro, NY

#2 May 30, 2013
If all those products didn't work -even the CLR, you must need a water softener for the hard water you must have. I would try CLR and Brillo pads, but make sure you wear latex gloves and eye protection. Oh, and open a window.
After

Wooster, OH

#3 May 30, 2013
After u clean they say to wipe down with baby oil to prevent staining.
val

Utica, NY

#4 May 30, 2013
Axe wrote:
If all those products didn't work -even the CLR, you must need a water softener for the hard water you must have. I would try CLR and Brillo pads, but make sure you wear latex gloves and eye protection. Oh, and open a window.
Thanks for the suggestion. I have used CLR and I have used the brillo with no results. I have probably spent more on cleaning products than a new set of doors would cost and spent a whole lot of time cleaning.
Try This It Works For Me

Schaumburg, IL

#5 May 30, 2013
val wrote:
Does anyone know of a fail proof way to remove it? I have tried: Lemon juice, vinegar, glass cleaner, Scrub Free, Kaboom, Comet limescale remover, Lime Away, CLR, other various cleaners just for limescale and plenty of elbow grease. I don't want to get rid of them, because they are really beautiful except for the film. It is not etched in, it just won't budge.
A product called "The Works" in a white plastic bottle with a green label. A few dollar stores sell it and now I see the Walmart in Herkimer now has it. It comes in a squeeze bottle but I put a spray top from another bottle on The Works bottle for better control--or transfer the contents INTO a spray bottle. Spray down the shower doors first so they're soaked and wet--let in sit on the glass for an hour or two then spray the surface again. Now, using a coarse cloth or green Dobie Pad soaked with The Works, you'll probably have to put some elbow grease into this if your shower hasn't been cleaned in awhile, rub the limescale off. Wear rubber gloves as this stuff is harsh and have a window open because it STINKS and you might get a headache. The main ingredient is an mild acid so don't let in sit on anything metal for any longer tha 30 seconds. I've used this stuff when everything else didn't work for me and found that "The Works", works!
Try This It Works For Me

Schaumburg, IL

#6 May 30, 2013
"Than" 30 seconds. BTW, I have hard well water as I live in rural area and the iron content in my water is high also, which leaves a light orange tint on my shower walls in addition to the white lime stais. The Works removes the orange rust stains AND the white mineral deposits, WITH a little rubbing.
val

Utica, NY

#7 May 30, 2013
Try This It Works For Me wrote:
"Than" 30 seconds. BTW, I have hard well water as I live in rural area and the iron content in my water is high also, which leaves a light orange tint on my shower walls in addition to the white lime stais. The Works removes the orange rust stains AND the white mineral deposits, WITH a little rubbing.
Thank you so much for the help!
Old Solomon

Gouverneur, NY

#8 May 30, 2013
Glass shower doors are designed to be removed rather easily...Find someone who can remove them if you are unable to and gently lay them on an outdoor patio table where there is airflow and drainage. Apply a product called "Lime-Away" or similar product found at any good plumbing supply house. Allow it to set in a thin puddle for a few moments and using rubber gloves through the entire process, wipe the panel down with 3m sponge. Rinse with a lot of garden hose water and repeat as necessary. Now is also a great time to check your wheels on the doors for proper alignment and free movement, as well as any damaged or missing ones. Use care and take your time moving the panels, and you'll be fine!
val

Utica, NY

#9 May 30, 2013
I had no problem with these doors for the first year that I had them. Regular cleaners made them sparkle with weekly cleaning. Then I had an accident an got my hand caught in a door and broke a finger. I couldn't clean them for 4 weeks which is when the film showed up and I've been trying to remove it ever since. It hasn't gotten any worse because I am constantly cleaning, it just has never gotten any better.
val

Utica, NY

#10 May 30, 2013
After wrote:
After u clean they say to wipe down with baby oil to prevent staining.
Thank you for the suggestion!
shelly

Utica, NY

#14 May 30, 2013
Serioulsy, girlfriend, ain't nothing less than strong hydrochloric acid gonna clean those doors. What ya do when ur man ain't around is take a hammer and break one of them and tell him it cracked accidentally when you slid it open. Make him go buy you new ones that are opaque or frosted and that way no film will show. He was probably the one who contributed the most build up to the doors anyhow, and probably never lifted a finger to help you clean them, not even once, am I right? Good luck now, replacement is truly the only solution. Don't y'all pay no attention to the slime that posts crap here. They ain't nothing but trash, wannabes, and impotent losers who couldn't get it up if their life depended on it. They ain't got nothin better to do than ruin everything around them and no woman would go anywhere near them and they know it.
val

Utica, NY

#15 May 30, 2013
You're right on the mark, Shelly, thanks.
Hughes

United States

#16 May 30, 2013
Soft scrub
anon

Utica, NY

#17 May 30, 2013
Cleaned up

Dallas, TX

#18 Aug 23, 2013
I really hate that scale build up and clean up - waited too long and the glass was etched... Found a great product called Hydroflow Technologies that eliminates limescale and even kills bacteria and algae. after a couple weeks, the shower heads, toilets and faucets were clean and no more cruddy scale. Check it out at www.HFTBIO.com
answer man

Carthage, NY

#19 Aug 23, 2013
Believe it or not, rubbing compound will do the trick. Apply with a pot scrubber.
mmm

Parede, Portugal

#21 Feb 7, 2014
I use lemon oil, spray shower doors down with a shower cleaner, then put a few drops on a cotton wool disc, rub down. Repeat about once to twice a week.
come on

Ardsley, NY

#22 Feb 7, 2014
Buy a hand held squeegee. After every shower(once you get it cleaned) spray with cleaner and squeegee the glass. Don't let water dry on it.
gcrainshaw

Kansas City, MO

#31 Apr 28, 2015
val wrote:
Does anyone know of a fail proof way to remove it? I have tried: Lemon juice, vinegar, glass cleaner, Scrub Free, Kaboom, Comet limescale remover, Lime Away, CLR, other various cleaners just for limescale and plenty of elbow grease. I don't want to get rid of them, because they are really beautiful except for the film. It is not etched in, it just won't budge.
Owning a window cleaning business we come across this all all the time! We created a product that our customers could use in between their window cleaning visits. Hard Water Remover sold @ www.getstuffoff.com
wow

Utica, NY

#32 Apr 28, 2015
gcrainshaw wrote:
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Owning a window cleaning business we come across this all all the time! We created a product that our customers could use in between their window cleaning visits. Hard Water Remover sold @ www.getstuffoff.com
Thanks, can't wait to give it a try on stone.

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