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Homemade Glass Shower Door Cleaner

Updated on November 25, 2011

Glass Shower Doors

Glass Shower Doors
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Glass shower doors are a beautiful addition to a bathroom... except when they have a layer of soap scum and grime. There are many commercially made glass shower door cleaners available in stores, but the overpowering chemical odor makes the bathroom smell awful. Besides the odor, shower door cleaner chemical go down the drain and make their way into the ground water. Making your own shower door cleaner is less expensive, better for the environment and just as effective as store bought cleaners.

Add white vinegar to a spray bottle. Spray the white vinegar over the shower doors. Start at the top of the shower doors and keep spraying them as you move down toward the base.

In a bowl mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of household salt. You can also put the baking soda and salt in a lidded plastic container and shake the container to thoroughly mix the ingredients.

Wet a sponge or rag, wring out the excess water and dip it into the salt and baking soda mixture.

Spread the salt and baking soda over the surface of the shower doors. You will get a little fizzing action from the baking soda and white vinegar -- this is normal.

Wait two to three minutes for the fizzing to stop. Rinse the rag or sponge and scrub the shower doors. Start at the top and work down to the bottom of the door.

Rinse the glass doors with warm water several times to remove all residue.

Dry the shower doors with a microfiber cloth.

Apply a coat of car wax to the shower doors and let the wax dry until the shower doors look hazy and white.

Buff the car wax off with a microfiber cloth.

The car wax helps the shower doors to shed water, soap and shampoo so they do not build up on the door.

Rinse your shower doors after each use and dry them to avoid water spots.

When the water no longer beads up on the surface, repeat the steps to keep your glass shower doors looking new and clean.


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      Cindy A. Johnson 6 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      Sounds like it just might work. I may give it a try. Thanks for the ideas. Voted up and useful.