Right after my wife and I moved into our apartment almost three years ago, I purchased a squeegee to keep our glass shower doors clean. Since then we’ve probably used the squeegee 10 times between us, even though it always hangs at the ready.
There’s an easy explanation for this: Who wants to stand in the shower, wet, with the water off, carefully cleaning the doors? No one.
Of course, not cleaning those doors after every shower means they quickly get covered in soap scum and hard water spots. When I was doing my research for the best soap scum remover I saw a couple mentions online of different ways people had tried to keep their shower doors water-droplet free. I wasn’t about to try spraying the doors with a coat of WD-40, like one person suggested. I did like the idea of using Rain-X, a glass treatment product originally intended to be sprayed on car windshields to help water bead up and improve driving visibility.
Here’s a potential new Rain-X slogan: “Not just for cars.” I followed the application instructions and it works like a dream. The shower spray beads up and runs down, so much less water stays and dries on the glass door. Now I can ignore that squeegee with a clean conscience.