How to Remove Water Stains from Glass Shower Doors
When I first had my glass shower doors installed, I immediately purchased a product to protect them from hard water, minerals, and staining. I realize many people use Rain-X and that's fine, but I wanted so
mething that was more long-term. I purchased a product called Endurosheild. It said it would last up to 3 years. Well, it didn't. I contacted the company to see if they could tell me what to do, and at first, all they
did was rave about how their product is so great, it has amazing reviews and awards.
Awesome, but that didn't help. I asked them to help me reverse what their product did not prevent. They suggested I use CLR. I did so. CLR did not work too. I am sure CLR works for other uses, but it did not come close to removing these water stains. When the manufacturer of SUDS told me this product could work, I was very intrigued. They also told me that they are selling tons of this product in Arizona where they are known to have hard water issues. Ok then.
What is causing those ugly spots on my glass shower doors?
Hard water usually causes this. In my case, we don't have hard water which is defined as water with high mineral content. High or low...without consistent cleaning, those minerals build up.
Methods that did not clean the water spots from my glass showers...
Combo of the above
Tilex, Scrubbing Bubbles, etc.
Mrs. Meyers Cleaner
Every other bath cleaner under the sun
What you need to remove hard water from glass
0000 Super Fine Steel Wool
How to Clean Glass Shower Doors
Like I said in my YouTube video about this...you will need to do some work. It requires a bit of elbow grease, but most cleaning does. Hopefully, though, it will teach you, as it did to me, that daily prevention is worth it: Squeegee that glass! You don't have to do it all in one day. I did sections at a time for over a week until it all was gone. Sometimes you may have to do a section more than once. It's a marathon, not a sprint.
Put a glob of SUDS on your steel wool and start scrubbing. I used circular motions.
If you did not get the desired look, dry the glass and repeat.
More About SUDS:
SUDS is a unique, all-purpose, water-based cleaner that is versatile and economical. No harsh chemicals, ammonia, or abrasives. Safe to use, leaving all surfaces clean and film-free (no rinsing required). SUDS is non-toxic, biodegradable, and effective in cleaning almost any surface in a home or business.
What can it do? It will remove stains from almost any surface. It can clean surfaces like walls, windows, showers, and more.
How is it used? You can use it as a paste or as a liquid.
Does SUDS have a fragrance? Yes! It has a very pleasant fragrance and it's kind of a lemony
Here is how you can make it into a liquid all-purpose cleaner: GENERAL CLEANING 2 tsp to 16 oz. of hot water LIGHT CLEANING 1 tsp to 16 oz. of hot water CARPET CLEANING Dissolve SUDS 32 parts HOT water, one part SUDS. * One 8 oz. tub makes 2-3 gallons * 2-3 Tbls make 1 quart