Remove Hard Water Stains from a Shower Door
LESLIE: Now we’re going to talk to Chris in Texas about removing a stain from a shower door. What can we do for you?
CHRIS: I have got a glass shower door for a home that I purchased and the hard water stains are just impossible to get off. I don’t want to replace the glass but I’m hoping you guys might have a solution of what I might try to get the hard water stain off.
LESLIE: Have you tried CLR, the Calcium Lime Rust?
CHRIS: I have tried that and it helped but it did not totally remove it because once it dried that hard water film seemed to return.
TOM: Well, here’s what you want to do. First of all you can use CLR if you get it really thick on there. You can also use simply vinegar and water. White vinegar will melt away the mineral salt deposits.
LESLIE: You may have to use it a bunch of times.
TOM: But here’s one more trick of the trade. Once you get it really, really clean get some car wax and apply it to the glass shower door.
LESLIE: Only the door.
TOM: Only the door; not the floor. (chuckling) Because that could be slippery.
CHRIS: (chuckling) Right, right, right.
TOM: But the car wax does a really good job on the shower door because it makes it harder for the hard water stains to adhere and to dry and to spot.
CHRIS: Mm-hmm, would it help if I used something abrasive when I’m trying to clean it off or not?
TOM: Oh, no. Oh no, no, no, no, no, no.
LESLIE: No, because then you’ll end up with more cloudiness …
LESLIE: … because you’re abrading the surface and you’re creating swirls.
CHRIS: Ah. Alright, guys. I’ll give it a try. Thank you.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.