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Old 12-09-2017, 05:27 PM   #1
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Shower Cleaning Product Recommendation

Hey All, I don't know what it is about us but our shower floor and lower sidewalls are super dirty. Last year I used Dawn and a scrub brush and it certainly did help but didn't wipe it clean and this year it seems to be back with a vengeance. I've been fending off my wife's threats of using Tilex for a while now because I've seen how dangerous she can be with that so if anyone has a tough but gentle solution, I'd love to hear it.

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Old 12-09-2017, 05:35 PM   #2
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Dow Bathroom cleaner. Use a soft sponge to scrub gently and rinse thoroughly. We use it on the vinyl floor as well.
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:52 PM   #3
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We squeegee the shower enclosed on our 2008 Classic 25fb every time we take a shower. Then I wipe down the shower door and frame with my towel. Haven't had to use any cleansers. Don't let the shower dry naturally.

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Old 12-09-2017, 06:09 PM   #4
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Another forum member recommended this in a different thread:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Wet-and-For...eaner/50294995
It's the best product I have found.
Clean the shower really clean (scrub, scrub, scrub till it's clean as possible). Then use the Wet and Forget product about once per week. Just spray it on and let it dry. Each use between treatments self cleans the shower. I use it in my home and in both of my trailers.

Be careful. It is really slick the first shower after each treatment.

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I squeegee after each use too.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:36 PM   #5
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Another good product is Shower Power (https://www.buyshowerpower.com/products/shower-power). It will get the shower clean. Spray on, wipe it around, rinse off. It really will remove soap and hard-water scum. Breathing the mist while spraying is unpleasant; no problem after all spray has settled on the shower surfaces. If necessary, you can apply it a second time to remove all traces of scum.

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Mr Clean Magic eraser and the cleaner of your choice. It will look brand new!
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And switch to something like Neutrogena soap that rinses more easily. Quality of body/hair products about kills the problem.

I use the same thing for past five decades in the SS shower: Gel Gloss.
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We squeegee the shower enclosed on our 2008 Classic 25fb every time we take a shower. Then I wipe down the shower door and frame with my towel. Haven't had to use any cleansers. Don't let the shower dry naturally.

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We squeegee, too; but I use a microfiber cloth to finish wiping dry. Same results as Kelvin; i.e., the shower in our 2005 19' Bambi looks the same as it did when new.

We've never used any cleansers, either, which would have scratched the finish.
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I use automotive products, cleaner, then wax, also squeegee
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Thanks all for the suggestions. Squeegee would be a good idea. If we're going to be closed in with AC on we do towel dry it out but that's 1 in 10 uses maybe. I'm no hippie but I've always been reticent to use a "wet and forget" style product; God only knows what breathing that in will do to the lungs but really I wasn't sure if the fiberglass would appreciate it. Our Gray water is mostly going into a septic system as well. Will try the shower power!
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:44 AM   #11
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I use a 50/50 mixture of dawn detergent and white vinegar. Spray it on and then wipe it down, rinse and let dry.

Then I apply a coat of Turtle Wax ICE. I don't put the wax on the floor though. So far, it looks almost new except for the floor. Upon close inspection I see that the "pebbled" surface is starting to wear. I don't think this is just dirt. I would not use Tile-X. It has ruined more than one grouted shower wall in our home. I would worry about the fiberglass walls in the trailer.
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I also squeegee and dry after showers. For a good cleaning and polish, I occasional use Gel-Gloss. It does a decent job but I feel a high quality auto cleaner/wax is also a good option.

https://www.amazon.com/Original-Gel-.../dp/B000LNQ83O
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So far, it looks almost new except for the floor. Upon close inspection I see that the "pebbled" surface is starting to wear. I don't think this is just dirt.
Same situation with our floor. The raised area has the gelcoat worn off and looks grey. I have not used any heavy abrasives, travel with the hand sprayer wrapped up well in a towel laying on the floor, and we don't get in the shower with sandy feet or anything else that should cause the wear.

I'm assuming the gelcoat is that thin. I might talk to our local fiberglass repair guy about recoating the floor.
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I use Scrubbing Bubbles bath cleaner on the shower enclosure.Then I wax with Meguiar's Ultimate automotive wax.I clean the shower door with Scrubbing Bubbles then apply two coats of RainX.No more soap scum
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