Usually if they are in 'droplet' form it is a calcium/mineral bulid up - as the water evaporates - this is what is left behind. The calium dissolver works wonders on these..and also that build up you sometimes get around the base of taps.
if it looks more like a 'film' that you can't feel (as opposed to a scum film that you can definitely feel ) itis usually damage.
Bleach based cleaners are the worst for eating into glass, tile and grout.
(damn brain going faster than fingers )
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I've never heard of glass cancer, but glass is porous by nature, so if it's not cleaned regularly the calcium or soap scum or whatever sinks into the pores and you can't get it off.
If some are really bad I recommend clr and a lot of elbow grease.
Otherwise I use Ajax professional bathroom cleaner with a scourer, and it does a pretty good job, but I'm not sure how it goes with long term stuff.
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I don't really use bleach on the glass, but you may well be right that the heat lamp has baked it on. I think it is calcium, so might have to look at CLR
We don't have a glass problem because we squeegee the glass after ever shower. When it looks dirty I use white Enjo glove with marble paste. Our screen was protected with nanokote when new so it won't get glass cancer for at least 10 years.
For black spot mould spray white vinegar on grout twice a day for a week straight & walk away. Then scrub with water & the mould will come straight off. Keep up daily spraying and it won't come back.
I posted before but don't think it went through- I have tried nearly all of the methods above and nothing worked. The only think I found worked for my clear glass shower screens is spot-x. It's in a yellow bottle from bunnings. It gives your arm a real work out as you can only do a small section at a time, but it removed all of the white water stains. Also they say it is chemical free and you can 'sprinkle it on a salad' haha. Honestly though I have tried clr, a million shower sprays, bicarb etc and spot-x worked :-)
Ok so there's a product called enduroshield and it actually works! I just used it on my glass pool fence and shower screen, they both look amazing now! Bunnings sell it but they're always sold out, u can buy it online though. They give u a cleaning product n a coating u put on afterwards that pretty much prevents water marks from coming back.
Ive decided Im not going to worry about it anymore. Im over it! The real estate knows it was filthy when we moved in its all written down on the entry form so if they whinge about it I will remind them that its not from us. Either way, the whole house is going to look a hell of a lot cleaner when we leave than what it did when we moved in!
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