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Old 11-15-2007, 11:29 AM
 
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Hi,

I need to clean the soap scum in my shower. It's on the walls of the shower and on the glass. What is the best product to buy for soap scum? I hate cleaning. I would love to know if there is product out there that you just spray and let sit, then rinse off and it really works without having to scrub? What's your favorite product for this?
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:38 AM
 
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A little off topic....my housecleaner told me that Dove soap leaves less soap scum than other brands.....just a tip:-)

Also, she just uses Fabuloso, Scrubbing Bubbles and a good scrubbing pad:-)
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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I have the same problem and have just been putting it off. Have tried the shower sprays and does not work, they only work to prevent the buildup after the scum is removed. So am going to try a strong white vinegar solution with dish soap and do the scrubbing to get it off. (Soap is alkaline, so needs acid to get it off, supposedly.) Then will use my shower spray daily to prevent buildup!
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:31 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Adding borax to the vinegar can help. For serious build up I have good luck with CLR. I put it in a spray bottle, then let it sit for a while. It usually rinses clean with little more effort. It even removes the rust stains. Beware the fumes tho.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:32 PM
 
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i use scrubbing bubbles. it does a great job except I can never get the bubble workers to actually DO the work. I always have to wipe down everything.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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I use "shower power" works great, then after I've cleared all the soap scum on the walls and glass I wipe it with DW40 that keeps the scum away for months amazing stuff.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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Smile Simple Green

I love Simple Green Lime Scale Remover. *Do a Google search for more info.*
It's a great product to remove build up in bath tubs/sinks/faucets.

It's actually the only cleaning product I use with great results.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: FL to GA back to FL
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Liquid soaps leave less soap scum.

We just had glass shower doors installed and I applied RainX to them. Says to reapply every 3 months.

I also use majic erasers. Those suckers take off everything around the house...love em!
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:13 PM
 
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I use TILEX SOUP AND SCUM Just spray and wait 5 mins works great
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:13 PM
 
Location: If liars pants really did catch on fire, watching the news would be a lot more fun.
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Hi,

I need to clean the soap scum in my shower. It's on the walls of the shower and on the glass. What is the best product to buy for soap scum? I hate cleaning. I would love to know if there is product out there that you just spray and let sit, then rinse off and it really works without having to scrub? What's your favorite product for this?
Depends on what your showers made of. Tile is a lot more forgiving. Fiberglass scratches big time.so go easy on the scrubbies. I like Zep and kaboom products. Mr Cleans are good but test first.

You need to stop using bar soap and switch to liquid immediately. If you stop using bar soap you wont have scum. Also once you get it clean use some kind of oil your shower glass and on your metal tracks. Makes it shine and nothing sicks

Another thing you can do once you get it clean is after you shower take a dry towel and wipe your shower down. Makes for extra washing but Id rather wash towels than clean.
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