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Goodbye, grime! 4 Methods To Clean Shower Door Tracks

Shower door tracks often get the short end of the cleaning stick, and that’s a big no-no. Ignore them for too long, and you’re in for some serious trouble—doors refusing to budge and a nasty combo of grime and mold setting up camp.

So, if you’re eager to clean up the grime or just want a quick maintenance clean, you’re in the right place! Check out these smart moves to turn your shower door tracks into gleaming wonders!

Make sure to keep these tools handy

As shower door tracks are narrow, your usual cleaning arsenal may not cut it, so let’s get a little creative. Grab a toothbrush or a nifty small brush for the heavy lifting. For wiping and drying purposes, attach a cloth to a mini plastic spatula or dinner knife.

Alright, let’s get down and dirty with ways to boot that grime from those tight spots.

Method #1. Vinegar mix

Limescale is one of the most common problems in bathrooms, and shower door tracks are no exception. Luckily, vinegar’s acidity is more than enough to dissolve those chalky white clumps.

Start by blending water and white vinegar equally in a spray bottle. Spritz this magic mix onto the tracks, letting it act for a solid ten minutes.

After the wait is over, take your trusty small brush or toothbrush to scrub, then wipe down with a damp cloth attached to a dinner knife or any other thin item.

Method #2. Baking soda paste

For the stubborn grime that refuses to come out, baking soda is a wonderful option. Besides, it has a plus: it nixes any foul smells the gunk might be harboring!

Create a paste with four parts baking soda to one part water and mix it up until you get toothpaste consistency. Apply this paste to the tracks using a small plastic spatula and let it rest for about 15 minutes, then get to work with your trusty brush and wipe it clean with a microfiber cloth.

Finish strong by getting rid of any leftover residue with a damp cloth. If the grime is playing hard to get, go for a round two.

Method #3. Lemon-salt tag team

Lemon’s acidity and salt’s grit make a power duo against mold and mildew. Grab a big lemon wedge, dip it in salt, and start scrubbing those tracks. The salt will dissolve and wear off the lemon after a bit, so replenish as needed.

Let the lemony solution do its thing for about 30 minutes. Then, pour some warm water to rinse and use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe away the grimy results.

Method #4. Hydrogen peroxide

While hydrogen peroxide might not pack the same punch as the previous options, it still puts up a good fight against mild dirt. Its real strength, though, lies in its disinfecting powers!

Mix one cup of hydrogen peroxide with a squirt or two of dish soap in a spray bottle. Give it a good shake, spritz it on the tracks, and let it do its work for at least five minutes. Then, use your small brush to scrap the grime, and finish off by rinsing with a damp cloth.

Pro-tip: Opt for the 3% hydrogen peroxide for top-notch results.

Level up your cleaning game with more tips!

If you’re on a quest to conquer the mess in the rest of your place, we have a huge variety of cleaning guides and tricks to help you. With our tips, you’ll save time, money, and energy while getting the same results. Take a look at our blog for more!