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Fri May 6, 2016, 03:32 PM

One question, a million answers. Can you give me advice?

I have Googled and found too many answers.

I have a fabric shower curtain with a heavy duty liner(w/magnets). No mildew on either, just soap residue on the liner. I have tried to wash the liner in the machine but I think there must be something I can add to the cycle to clear the soap from the liner. My efforts look OK to begin with but as the liner drip dries, the soap residue still shows. This was an expensive liner and is in good shape. I want to make it look good but am finding no real solution. What do you use? I know this is just soap residue. Any suggestions as to what might dissolve it? I paid a lot for liner one with the heavy duty magnets, don't want to give up.
Thanks for any help.

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Reply One question, a million answers. Can you give me advice? (Original post)
Paper Roses May 2016 OP
PoliticAverse May 2016 #1
LiberalEsto May 2016 #2
edgineered May 2016 #4
sinkingfeeling May 2016 #5
OxQQme May 2016 #3
rusty quoin May 2016 #6
intrepidity May 2016 #10
rusty quoin May 2016 #11
Wash. state Desk Jet May 2016 #7
Paper Roses May 2016 #8
Wash. state Desk Jet May 2016 #9

Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 03:36 PM

1. Do you have "hard water". Are you sure it is just soap residue or is it also mineral residue?

You can try some warmed vinegar to remove the residue on the liner.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Fri May 6, 2016, 03:54 PM

2. I agree - vinegar

 

I keep a spray bottle of half water, half vinegar in the shower to spray after showering. It cuts down on mold and soap residue very well.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Fri May 6, 2016, 06:13 PM

4. Also shaking the water off the liner after a shower helps.

Generally speaking, just pinching the liner with your fingers and giving a good shake to get the water off helps it to stay free of all the bad things for much longer.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Fri May 6, 2016, 09:39 PM

5. Ditto.

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Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:57 PM

6. All good answers. It's diligence through maintenance that works.

I don't like doing that, so I replace cheap liners. I know it's not green, so maybe I should try H202 in a spray bottle myself, like the one person suggested, rather than harsher chemicals.

Spray it down along with the rest of the tile with a diluted H202, and use a spray head to rinse, but this sounds not so green either, because of the extra water use.

Maybe as you rinse your body of the soap, use one hand for yourself while spraying the H202 solution on all surfaces, in a spinning motion, and at the end give all surfaces a final rinse with the shower spray head, still spinning, and then shut it down.

I'm half joking here, but your problem really did make me think about soap scum, and the best way to get rid of it. You can rinse tile, and wipe it down with the same towel you used to dry yourself after each shower, but if you want to keep a nice liner, I can only think of removing it on a regular basis, putting it on a flat surface and using a brush, water, and elbow grease to get it off, and then rinse.

Good luck.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #6)

Tue May 24, 2016, 07:10 PM

10. Curious why the need to rinse after H2O2?

hydrogen peroxide just turns into water after it does it's business, right? Why rinse?

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #10)

Tue May 24, 2016, 11:09 PM

11. I didn't know that. Thank you.

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Reply #7)

Sat May 14, 2016, 04:21 AM

8. Grest site, bookmarked for later. Thanks N/T

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Response to Paper Roses (Reply #8)

Sat May 14, 2016, 05:32 AM

9. You are welcome.

Good luck !

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