Thursday, December 8, 2022


8 tips for cleaning glass shower doors. No more grime or streaks!


By Nanci Dixon
It’s no secret that RV shower doors can get gunky fast. They can quickly spot and streak, particularly in hard water. It’s important to clean your glass shower doors – not only for beauty’s sake but because hard water spots and streaks can actually leave permanent spots on the doors.

Even though we squeegee every day, our shower doors needed a little TLC. I just spent an hour cleaning, brushing and polishing our RV’s shower and have a few tips for you. These will work on your RV’s shower door, or any other glass doors you may have at home or in your RV. As always, test out an unobtrusive area before applying any new cleaners to the doors.

Here are 8 hints for cleaning those grimy, spotty, streaky glass doors

1. Spray Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Foamer on the doors, let sit and then wipe off with a damp cloth. Use automotive glass cleaner to finish cleaning. The pesky area where the doors overlapped required me to slide a folded towel with glass cleaner in between.

2. Spray Scrubbing Bubbles or another cleaner on the bottom rails and use a toothbrush to get rid of the stinky gunk. Easy to rinse with the handheld shower sprayer and a towel to catch over-spray.

3. Try automotive car wax on the glass shower doors. The doors will drip dry and won’t spot.

4. Several people on Facebook swear by using Clean Shower spray to clean glass shower doors. They say you can just spray and walk away! It does sound easier than the hour I just spent scrubbing. I just bought it and tried it. Wow! Sprayed all three glass panels. Used squeegee on one and left other two. It works!

5. A more natural approach to cleaning is to use white vinegar at 50/50 solution with water and spray. This will also neutralize any odors.

6. Use a steam cleaner and a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It shouldn’t, but double-check the surface first to make sure the Magic Eraser doesn’t scratch.

7. Denatured alcohol once a month. This idea should be tested on a small area of the surface and used with caution, as denatured alcohol is flammable and poisonous.

8. Don’t have the time to clean? Either replace your glass door with a washable shower curtain or hang one on the inside of it. Almost all shower curtain liners can go in the washing machine. Put them in a load with your regular soap and they’ll come out as clean as new!


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6 months ago

We got rid of those heavy, hard to clean doors and replaced them with a Nautilus. There is more room, more light and you don’t need to clean them, just wipe them off!

Rebecca Whitney
6 months ago

Better yet, get rid of the glass doors!
I ran a cleaning business for years.
If I could change just 1 thing in all houses, it would be to remove all glass from showers.
That said. WD 40 helps with minerals on glass and leaves a film that beads water to help run off. Original Pinesol works good too.

1 year ago

Squee-gee the WALLS, DOORS & FLOOR after showering—works like a charm, have no scum or mold in all my years of RV’ing…

1 year ago

Shower, dry yourself, take the towel and wipe down the walls and doors. Takes about one (1) minute – and no spots left behind; no scrubbing and no chemicals! Do this every time.

1 year ago
Reply to  DW/ND

PS: No expense either!

1 year ago
Reply to  DW/ND

Except the expense of a couple extra loads of towels at the laundromat. I guess I’d rather keep on smaller towel handy that is just for wipedowns.

1 year ago

Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Foamer is my go to. I spray after each shower, then rinse.
Husband squeegees after he showers.
we have no buildups.
Just occasionally wipe bottom out along tracks.

Barry T
1 year ago

We have been using Clean Shower for years in our house and moho. Used to buy it at military commissaries, but cant seem to find it any more. I last bought it at Target and much cheaper than Amazon (bought it in the bottles for refilling the spray bottle). It really does work. Spray it on, and exit the shower. I highly recommend it.

I will add that I don’t recall ever having any “smelly” substance in our showers, but they do need an occasional hand-cleaning. For years, I have been meaning to use auto wax on the doors, but never have gotten a round tuit.

Lisa D
1 year ago
Reply to  Barry T

Does it leave the shower floor slippery? We tried Spray and Forget shower cleaner but the floor was VERY slippery and we didn’t want to fall.

Barry T
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa D

Not at all. I dont spray the floor every time, but when I do, I spray it after I have stepped out.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 year ago
Reply to  Barry T

Hi, Barry. I had a “round tuit” years ago, but I lost it. 😆 Take care. 🙂 —Diane at

Barry T
1 year ago
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1 year ago

We hang a squeegee tool with a rubber blade in shower to use on doors, walls and shower pan floor. The last person to shower takes a quick once-over and it helps to keep the shower clean and glass spotless. No need for scrubbing, just a foam bathroom cleaner with a microfiber cloth when needed.

Bob M
1 year ago

Some claim to put Rain-X on the glass shower doors after cleaning. They make Rain-X for both glass or plastic.

1 year ago

Buy a water softener and kiss most of those stains away

Bill semion
1 year ago

50.50 vinegar and rubbing alcohol. works every time. alcohol evaporates the water quickly.