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A professional finish on my shower screens

 
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GillianF



Joined: 20 Aug 2012
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Location: Dordogne

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: A professional finish on my shower screens Reply with quote

I need advice on shower screen cleaning.

We've always had simple tiled cubicles with shower curtains.

Now, we have up-graded to cubicles with sliding shower doors to enclose the cabin - all very modern.

How can I get that pristine, good as new, no mark/streak look when cleaning?

My first attempt was to spray with anti-calc and then get in the shower, close the door and wipe everything with a damp cloth. I waited a while (few minutes) and then wiped again with my damp cloth. It looked OK but when I went back later it wasn't crystal clear and I don't think it would be good enough for guests.

I need advice to get that professional, 'hotel' clean look.
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KathyG



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't tried it but apparently dishwasher rinse-aid works well on shower screens to get rid of scum. Or just try white vinegar in water with just a little washing up liquid, wiped off with an e-cloth. Good luck!
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Sanchisimo



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are now on our second Karcher widow vac (we wore the first one out). We love it!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karcher window vac -great for tiles & windows too
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ianh100



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would agree with the Karcher but also get good results using a window cleaning spray and kitchen paper after the anti calc.
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Moliere



Joined: 08 Mar 2007
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Location: Magalas, Languedoc

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the days before Karchers, I got good results with one of those rubber squeegies that window-cleaners use.

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Ecosse



Joined: 29 May 2014
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A damp cloth will undo the work of the anticalc - it basically recoats the shower screen with a thin layer of limescale which will only be visible once it's completely dry. I use an anticalc spray on all 6 of our shower cubicles, but with a dry cloth - never had a smear problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For our shower screens, I use a pre-used one of those small sponges with the green scouring pad on the back, a bottle of undiluted white vinegar and plenty of arm exercise. If there's loads of shower soap scum, particularly on the floor adjacent to the shower tray inside the shower screen, I use a kitchen de-greaser!
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GillianF



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have access to a Karcher but can try the other suggestions and apply more elbow grease!

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, forgot to specify that after the vinegar, I wipe it off with a soft cloth (those old tea towels are very handy). If you leave the vinegar to dry, it will leave "rain spots", just as will water. The reason for using the sponge/scourer combination is so that if the watermark is persistent, the scourer side can be used, and if it's a pre-used sponge, then the scourer is not strong enough to scratch the shower screen.
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