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scummy shower doors - what should i clean with?

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ja9 · 15/02/2008 14:04

just bathroom cleaner or is there some mad miracle concoction you all know about?

((waiting with baited breath and rubber gloved hands ready...))

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mrsflowerpot · 15/02/2008 14:08

I use that Bath Power stuff - my shower doors were vile and scummy and shameful and I sprayed it and left it for 10 mins or so and they came up really clean.

It's this - I get the spray one from Sainsburys. Smells nice too, it's orangey.

Yeni · 15/02/2008 17:43

I got some magic stuff from Lakeland called Scrub Free. It really is amazing. You just spray it on and rinse it off and the results are fantastic.

Yeni · 15/02/2008 17:43

I got some magic stuff from Lakeland called Scrub Free. It really is amazing. You just spray it on and rinse it off and the results are fantastic.

ja9 · 15/02/2008 21:35

thank you both. will have a go with the stuff you suggest...

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ChasingSquirrels · 15/02/2008 21:37

if it is limescale then Viakal is amazing - probably dire for the environment though.

FunkyGlassSlipper · 16/02/2008 09:46

ecover limescale remover is very good.

Furball · 16/02/2008 09:48

lime lite is also good - wipe it on, mumsnet for 10 minutes and shower rinse off.

LittleMissMac · 17/02/2008 19:15

To prevent limescale building up in the first place, I use a squeegee on my shower door after every shower - it takes about 10 seconds. The shower door is still like new and i don't have to use any products on it at all... get a squeegee and start using it after your final ever application of viakal

Maidamess · 17/02/2008 19:17

METHOD shower spray is AMAZING.
Have it in the cubicle with you, and before you get out, spray the screens, head, dial etc. It never needs scrubbing!

If its really scummy to begin with, you may need to clean, but after that, no need. We live in a really hard water area and I never clean my shower anymore.

ChasingSquirrels · 17/02/2008 19:17

I also do the squeegy thing, but still need some sort of product every month or so, much less than before I used the squeegy though. Very hard water here.

Califrau · 17/02/2008 19:35

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Maidamess · 17/02/2008 19:37

Yes, those microfibre cloths, used dry are amazing.

I made the mistake of washing mine with fabric softener and now alll its magic powers have gone.

RustyBear · 17/02/2008 19:39

I was cleaning the bathroom yesterday & picked up a makeup remover wipe DD had left around & then & accidentally started cleaning the shower door with it instead of the cloth - it took the scum straight off.
Now I'm not sure if I should be pleased at finding an effective cleaner, or worried at what it's doing to DD's face....

Habbibu · 17/02/2008 19:39

Have you tried boiling it, Maidamess? Seemed to revitalise mine.

Maidamess · 17/02/2008 19:40

OOh, I'll try that. Does Delia have a recipe?

Habbibu · 17/02/2008 19:41

Suspect you may have to buy preboiled water...

Maidamess · 17/02/2008 19:42


gem1981 · 18/02/2008 20:36

just bog standard car windscreen wash dencanted into a spray bottle cleans bathroon shower screen really really well in seconds!!!!

grannyslippers · 18/02/2008 21:32

I was cynical at first about all this vinegar-and-lemon-juice stuff, but it really works, cheap and eco friendly.

White vinegar/water 50-50 spray (in an old spray pump bottle). It demolishes limescale. Wipe around with a rag then polish off with scrunched newspaper or a dry microfibre cloth.

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