cleaning hard water stains off glass

beatducksSeptember 13, 2009

It looks like I have hard water stains embedded in/on my glass walls in my shower. I have tried calcium remover, tilex, fantastic, and a home remedy of water lemon juice and vinegar. I dry the walls after each shower and spray them down with a tiles "keep your shower clean in between showers" product. It looks better but far from good!

Any advice out there whether it is homeade or store bought that works well with hard water stains that proably have been there for a couple of years?

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lindac

The water in some cities can actually etch glass....hope that's not your case.
I would try straight white vinegar and a Scotch Bright scrubber....Finish off with some 10% alcohol.
Linda C

    Bookmark   September 19, 2009 at 10:35AM
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diywindowcleaning

Not sure about the walls but, you can save yourself a lot of work by starting over by purchasing a new shower door. Coat the door with a hard surface coating like Rain X. Then get in the habit of using a shower squeegee to remove the water from the door after every shower use. This will keep the mineral deposit from adhering to the glass. You will only need to put additional coats of Rain X about once a month.

Also keep in mind that shower doors are tempered glass. Using a razor/scraper or scrub pads on tempered glass can leave nasty scratches.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hard Water Deposits

    Bookmark   January 7, 2010 at 10:05PM
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