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Best Fiberglass Tub Cleaner?

Started 1311516770.907 in For the Home Talk | Last reply 1311613608.11 by happy housewife

My shower and tubs are fiberglass, and after several failed attempts, I'm on a QUEST to find the perfect cleaner to make them sparkle again. Can anyone recommend anything? Please???

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Whatnow1311517027.8733980 PostsRegistered 4/2/2006

Those Mr. Clean sponges remove scum like nothing else...esp. the heavy duty ones.

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lovestotea­ch1311517470.6717637 PostsRegistered 1/2/2009DFW Metroplex, Tx

Here's my list, but read labels for safety on fiberglass: Dow scrubbing bubble on tub after every use (only on tub and not on man-made marble) On the man-made marble "walls" of ours I use "Clean Shower" after every shower. Sheeting action prevents hard-water build-up. Our water either has rust or copper and it is nearly impossible to remove (chlorine bleach didn't work) So, I filled the tub up with steaming hot water and put a bunch on non-chlorine bleach in the tub. It worked. PS I used a long-handled made-for-dishes its like a scrubbie that's safe for teflon to keep from burning my hands in the hot tub water.

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lovestotea­ch1311517539.8217637 PostsRegistered 1/2/2009DFW Metroplex, Tx
On 7/24/2011 dex said:

Those Mr. Clean sponges remove scum like nothing else...esp. the heavy duty ones.

ITA and with our dark spots from whatever is in our water, those sponges actually remove the stains!

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Caffeina1311518859.4971941 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Comet Spray Gel Mildew Stain Remover with Bleach. It's not just for mildew. I use it for just regular cleaning, and it works great.

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country gal1311519194.88454 PostsRegistered 3/23/2007

We put in a Kohler soaking tub last year in my bathroom and the paperwork that came with it recommended Gel-Gloss. The can says "Fiberglass, Acrylic, & Cultured Marble One-step Polish & Rejuvenator. I got it at Walmart or Lowes. Since I'm the only one that uses the tub and I wipe it down after every use with a microfiber towel, I haven't had to use it yet. Just thought I'd say what Kohler recommended. HTH

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BlondeBroo­ke1311519480.8936741 PostsRegistered 12/23/2006



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57babe1311520014.1978638 PostsRegistered 8/21/2010

This works better than anything I have ever used:

Clorox Toilet Bowl CLeaner with Bleach.

As always when trying a new cleaning product, use a little in a corner where is doesn't show to test - this is a strong product.

Nothing cleans, shines and renews the surfaces of old fiberglass and plastic showers like this stuff does. Works on the glass shower doors too. Wipe it on with a damp cloth, let it sit for just a few seconds and rinse it off. If the shower has a lot of build-up you may have to do this a couple of times. You will love the result. Of course, it works great as a toilet cleaner as well.

Remember, it has bleach in it, so don't wear a Ralph Lauren top (like I did one time) when cleaning.

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sillybugs1311520548.827765 PostsRegistered 8/8/2009

Liquid Comet, hands down.

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nutmeg31311523324.45557 PostsRegistered 6/18/2007NJ

I would suggest Bon ami.

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Sassenach11311523451.214610 PostsRegistered 12/3/2005

We love Scrubbing Bubbles Extend A Clean. It works and keeps it cleaner longer.

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Shelbelle1311524119.02336483 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Ours were redone by Bath Fitters years ago, I use Clorox Clean Up Spray, wonderful!!!

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stevieb1311524260.81336680 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I no longer have fiberglass, but agree the Mr. Clean sponges are wonderful, as is Scrubbing Bubbles... I understand one of the bathroom clearners sold here, when not out of stock... is also very good.

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Bonzomom1311543663.117111 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I just tried a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (forgot I had them in the house!) and it did beautifully. I also plan to check out some of the other products you all mentioned. Country Gal, you suggested Gel Gloss and I suddenly remembered that when I bought my home, during the walk-through the service rep suggested Gel Gloss for my fiberglass surfaces.

Thank you all for the great suggestions!

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dollydogsg­irl1311548942.767610 PostsRegistered 7/19/2010


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AnikaBrodie1311553154.9716112 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008The NE state of mountains and valleys

We recently discovered Simple Green all-purpose cleaner. It is recommended for kitchens and bathrooms, etc., and does a great job.

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hungarian41311556100.971423 PostsRegistered 8/28/2010

thanks for the tips

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Sister Gol­den Hair1311557099.0915296 PostsRegistered 7/18/2008

I use a squeegee (bought at Dollar Tree) after every shower. No water spots! No soap scum!

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only shops­ online1311558738.1935945 PostsRegistered 10/17/2006

I've been a die hard Scrubbing Bubbles fan for years. Recently I ordered the Fuller Brush bathroom scrub brush with the handle, here on the Q, because I'm tired of getting down on my hands and knees and scrubbing the tub and shower stall. I didn't think I would use the Fuller Brush cleaner that came with it, but decided to give it a try.

I'm not sure how it works on fiberglass, but I'm telling you it is the best cleaner I have used in more than 30 years. I sprayed my tub, and didn't even wait the full 5 minutes. Then I just gave it some quick swipes with the brush. It was like a miracle.

Even after using Scrubbing Bubbles, and scrubbing, there were always a few little spots of soap scum that would be left behind. The Fuller Brush cleaner left my tub and tile sparkling clean, with absolutely no trace of any residue. It is really the best bathroom cleaner I have ever used. And it seems to repel soap scum, so I don't need to clean as often...just give a quick rinse.

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Have6cats1311559870.433502 PostsRegistered 8/8/2007

Forget all those chemicals!! And don't use ANYTHING even slightly abrasive, it will scratch. I have a fiberglass tub and the absolute BEST way to clean it and keep it shinning like new is Method Tub-n-Tile soap scum & stain remover ( light blue bottle).

This non-toxic cleaner and micro-fiber cloth ( a must) will keep your fiberglass looking like new.

The scent is eucalyptus mint...Try it..you will be VERY satisfied.



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SlyFox1311578010.84416 PostsRegistered 11/17/2004
On 7/24/2011 sillybugs said:

Liquid Comet, hands down.

Totally AGREE!

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happy hous­ewife1311613608.08734389 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

i have had great success with just a majic eraser sponge and spic & span but if you have hard water then you'll need somethingf to dissolve the scale it leaves behind like CLR - a product just like that - it would say on it that it removes limescale.

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