need super-cleaner for impossible hard water scale

need super-cleaner for impossible hard water scale

We have really hard water that leaves a scale on the shower doors that defies cleaning. I have tried every homemade and commercial scale remover that I know of, with a lot of elbow grease, and still I'm left with scaly glass doors. Does anyone know of a method to get rid of this that will work? The

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    Default need super-cleaner for impossible hard water scale

    We have really hard water that leaves a scale on the shower doors that defies cleaning. I have tried every homemade and commercial scale remover that I know of, with a lot of elbow grease, and still I'm left with scaly glass doors. Does anyone know of a method to get rid of this that will work? The only other thing I can think of to try at this point is to take the doors off, lay them flat, and soak them in vinegar for hours before scrubbing, and I don't even know if that will work.

    thanks for any ideas!

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    Default Re: need super-cleaner for impossible hard water scale

    Quote Originally Posted by redqueen View Post
    We have really hard water that leaves a scale on the shower doors that defies cleaning. I have tried every homemade and commercial scale remover that I know of, with a lot of elbow grease, and still I'm left with scaly glass doors. Does anyone know of a method to get rid of this that will work? The only other thing I can think of to try at this point is to take the doors off, lay them flat, and soak them in vinegar for hours before scrubbing, and I don't even know if that will work.
    thanks for any ideas!
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    Default Re: need super-cleaner for impossible hard water scale

    Thanks. I had to wait until I got more vinegar, we were out. I'm going to try this today, and will post results. It's not soap scum that's the issue, though, it's the mineral component of our water, so I'm hoping...

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    Thanks for the tip, I will try this today. Hope it works.

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    I tried the cleaning solution. I sprayed it on last night, let it sit overnight, and washed it off this morning. It works great on the soap scum areas, and cleaned the tile well, but alas, the hard water scale is still left behind. ugh. At this point I am thinking that I will have to wait until warmer weather, take the doors down, lay them down on the table outside, soak them & then scrub forever. bummer.

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    Default Re: need super-cleaner for impossible hard water scale

    I'm gonna have to try this! I have trouble with the hard-water deposits on my shower doors, also.

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    Default Re: need super-cleaner for impossible hard water scale

    Quote Originally Posted by redqueen View Post
    I tried the cleaning solution. I sprayed it on last night, let it sit overnight, and washed it off this morning. It works great on the soap scum areas, and cleaned the tile well, but alas, the hard water scale is still left behind. ugh. At this point I am thinking that I will have to wait until warmer weather, take the doors down, lay them down on the table outside, soak them & then scrub forever. bummer.
    When we lived out in the Midwest we had Incredibly Hard water- I mean it literally was orange when you turned the faucet on. Hubby says that he used a product called "CLR" . If I recall correctly, the smell was fairly unpleasant, but it removed the severe stains that were in the toilets/sinks and tub. You can get it at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Tractor Supply, etc. It should run about $10 a bottle at the big box stores but a little goes a LONG way.

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    He said he didn't have to scrub them at all, he sprayed them, waited an hour, sprayed them again, then wiped them down. I do remember that the Orange "pooled" on the floor of the shower/tub, so lay an old rag at the edge of any shower doors, etc. I think once you get the build-up off you should be able to use the scum cleaner recipe about once a week to maintain.
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    Default Re: need super-cleaner for impossible hard water scale

    My parents' well produced hard water too, and cleaning the shower seemed point;less to me in my teenage years. We'd heard somewhere to use Coca Cola, well no it just made everything sticky. But the CLR worked great, then I could use white vinegar (distilled) as a follow-up cleaner... along with my Mom's beloved Bon Ami cleanser.

    Good luck to you.

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