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How do I remove soap scum from the shower door?

My husband and I moved into a condo recently, and I am the type of person who doesn't like to know that other people have lived in the quarters we just moved in. Get my hint? I like a clean place to move in.
Anyhow, I've tried about every chemical, that's fairly safe for pregnant women to be around, but nothing is helping with removing this old soap scum. Gross! I'm now due any day, so soon I'll be able to use harser chemicals. But I'm still stumped as to what I can use b/c the basic cleaners advertising for this use doesn't even work.
How have you cleaned these type of items?


Asked by RedHead86 at 1:32 AM on Dec. 30, 2008 in Home & Garden

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  • Scrubbing Bubbles has the best products to clean the scum. Try the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner. Here's link to other great products, http://www.scrubbingbubbles.com/


    Answer by NuMommy87 at 1:55 AM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • Sometimes the glass is etched and the "scum" is permanent...be ready for that possibility.

    Go to Home Depot; there are lots of different cleaners that you won't find at regular stores.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:59 AM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • magic erasers. they are effing magic!

    Answer by trepsica at 2:31 AM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • Yes, I have heard the same about the Magic Erasers....try them!

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 11:33 AM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • I am a housecleaner and I use magic erasers for soap scum all the time. Works really great on tubs and showers. However, for really stubborn soap scum, spray Spic and Span and then go over with the eraser. The combination is wonderful!

    Answer by jcsg at 10:24 AM on Jan. 1, 2009

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  • I wasn't able to try the jcsq idea, but can you believe that the one thing I did try, even after these suggestions, was SOS pads. And they worked.
    Little FYI for anyone else.

    Answer by RedHead86 at 2:01 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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  • Personally I use dish soap, "Dawn" has proven best for me. Good luck!

    Answer by AuntyCrystal at 3:53 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

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  • The lost natural choice would be to make a paste of water and baking soda. The scum will come off with a rag and some pressure without scratching the glass door and you won't be adding any harm chemicals to the water supply. If you can't physically scrub your glass doors, then you could use a magic eraser; they work, but are not as environmentally friendly.

    Answer by 4everInBluJeans at 8:42 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

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