21 Oct 2007 10:09 UTCSun 21 Oct 2007 - 10:09 am UTC
I live in a hard water area and my glass shower doors have become coated in hard, white lime scale. So far, based on my own online research, I have tried spray on lime scale remover, vinager, and glass cleaner with steel wool pads, all to no avail.
Could you please find me a short list of suggested methods for removing the lime scale.
21 Oct 2007 12:57 UTCSun 21 Oct 2007 - 12:57 pm UTC
Here are some suggestions. You can Google various product names to learn more about them and where to buy them.
12 Tips on Removing Hard Water Stains from Creative Homemaking:
Among the recommendations: Bounce dryer sheets, Shout laundry stain remover, Kaboom, and Lemi-Shine. (Btw, Someone here suggested rubbing alcohol, but I have found comments from others who found that only made the problem worse, so perhaps that's not worth trying!)
From the Once Upon a Life Forum:
Zap, CLR, and Mr. Clean Erasers are recommended.
Here's a press release about two new complementary products, Bring-it-On and Pro-tect Shield, to remove and prevent lime build-up:
The product's website:
(Click on "Remove Water Spots" in the menu at left for easiest navigation at the site.)
ThriftyFun forum on lime and hard water stains:
Many of the posts here contain detailed explanations of how to get good results using such products as polishing compound and Barkeeper's Friend. AMAZ and Orange Pledge are also among the recommended products.
Don Aslett's Once-Over Hard Water Remover, Glass Wax (now marketed as No-Streek Gel-Gloss), and Hope's Perfect Glass are recommended. There's another endorsement of using a wet dryer sheet and soap to remove film.
I saw some favorable mentions of another Aslett product, Showers-n-Stuff. Aslett's items appear to be available only via his site:
As you can see, products that worked great for some people didn't work well for others, so you're probably going to have to try several products to find the one that works best for you.