Cleaning an Aluminum Shower Frame

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Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar

  • Spray bottle

  • Cloths

  • Old toothbrush

  • Car wax

Aluminum shower frames provide stability for sliding shower doors. When exposed to water and soap, aluminum shower frames can build up hard-water spots, soap scum and dirt, especially in the track. White vinegar breaks down mineral buildup and removes residue from aluminum, leaving it clean and shiny. Prevent water spots and restore shine with a light layer of car wax. Clean your aluminum shower frame each time you clean your shower to keep it looking its best.


Step 1

Combine equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

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Step 2

Open the shower doors and spray the aluminum frame thoroughly with the vinegar solution.

Step 3

Wipe the aluminum frame with a cloth to remove any dirt or residue. Scrub small areas and the tracks with an old toothbrush. Allow the aluminum frame to air-dry.

Step 4

Apply a light layer of paste car wax to a cloth. Wipe the cloth over the aluminum frame to apply the wax.

Step 5

Buff the frame with a clean, dry cloth to remove excess wax and restore shine.



Shelley Marie

Shelley Marie has been writing professionally since 2008 for online marketing and informational websites. Her areas of expertise include home, garden and health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and an associate degree in medical billing and insurance coding, both from Herzing University.