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(Posted this already for someone with dirty shower doors but it would be helpful for this also!)

Norwex Descaler is the absolute best thing I've found for hard water build up on any surface, including glass shower doors and shower/sink fixtures. When I moved into my current house last year, the bathtub and shower head were disgusting! They were white with years of built-up hard water residue. Repeated application of CLR and a ton of elbow grease just couldn't get it off. When I tried Norwex DeScaler for the first time, it removed ALL of the soap scum and lime in the FIRST application.

This stuff is enzyme based - free of hazardous chemicals and enviro friendly. The enzymes in the DeScaler actually eat the soap scum! I just spray it on, wait 5 -10 minutes, and wipe off with my wet microfiber cloth (also from Norwex). It's incredible. It works better and faster than CLR, or any other chemical alternative I've tried. It's fume-free and can be used by people with chemical and environmental allergies.

You can buy it from a Norwex Rep, or order it online - a good site is www.Norwex-Healthy-Cleaning.com. Hope this helps.

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I would use Debruce Polish its non-toxic and odorless, use also on stainless steel and glass

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I would try baking soda and vinegar mix. Just sprinkle the soda in the sink and add the vinegar a bit at a time. Let it sit for awhile,use a soft scrubber,rinse,and wipe with a soft,dry,cloth.
You could also try CLR. Just follow the directions on the package.

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