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Common Household Items That Will Have Shower Door Tracks Sparkling
Baking Soda
Baking soda is a gentle alkaline abrasive that dissolves and scrubs away accumulated grime and buildup in hard-to-reach spots, without scratching the shower door tracks.
Mix 2 tablespoons of water with 1 cup of baking soda, use a knife to apply this thick paste along the track, let it sit for half an hour, then wipe it off with a microfiber cloth.
White Vinegar
Eco-friendly white vinegar contains acetic acid that both disinfects and breaks down dirt buildup and mineral deposits from hard water without damaging most surfaces.
Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, pour the solution onto a microfiber cloth, and wipe down the shower door tracks while scrubbing their crevices with a toothbrush.
Dish Soap
Dish soap is ideal for cleaning your shower door tracks because it contains surfactants that make dirt and oil particles water-soluble, so they can be rinsed away.
Mix a squirt of dish soap and water in a spray bottle and spray the tracks, using a sponge or brush to wipe and scrub them. Then, rinse them off and dry them with a clean cloth.
Toothpaste contains detergents that lift grime, and it's mildly abrasive, so it dislodges buildup in the crevices of your shower door tracks without scratching them.
Apply toothpaste along the tracks, using a toothbrush to scrub the crevices. Next, add a solution of vinegar and water over the toothpaste, let it sit for a few minutes, and rinse.
Due to the combination of heat and moisture, steam softens and lifts grime so it can be wiped away easily. The high heat also sanitizes, killing most bacteria and dust mites.
Loosen the dirt on your shower door tracks with the steamer wand, clean the crevices with a microfiber cloth wrapped around a putty knife, then wipe the tracks with a fresh cloth.