If you wax your bathtub annually, it will preserve your tub and make it look new again! It’s actually recommended in the owners manual!
“Soap residues and mineral deposits are the enemies of your bathtub, particularly in areas where there is hard water. However, cleaning your bathtub at regular intervals and using proper cleaning agents, you can help your bathtub retain its original sparkling look. DO NOT USE abrasive cleaners, as these products will damage the bathtub surface and metallic finishes. A non-abrasive cleaner is recommended.”
Your bathtub does not require the use of special cleaning agents or chemicals.
Normal cleaning is simple and easy. Just use warm water, a soft sponge and mild liquid detergent or non-abrasive cleaner to wipe the surfaces clean, then rinse thoroughly.
To preserve the surface finish, annual waxing is recommended. Use a high-grade paste-type automotive wax.”
1. Apply wax to the sides of your tub (don’t apply to the floor of the tub or it will be slippery!). We suggest a natural wax vs a synthetic.
2. Before the wax dries, take a dry cloth and polish the walls. You can also do this in sections of the tub.
Did you try this? How did it go?
Great tip, simple and effective. A good quality car wax also works a treat on shower enclosures and helps to prevent the build-up of soap and lime scale deposits on the metal framework. Clearshield is also excellent for protecting the glass.
It’s good to know that it works on showers as well. We really love using ClearShield on our frameless enclosures.
Maybe I will try this – what’s the worst that could happen?
Hmm, I don’t know.
This sounds dangerous. Wax & wet surfaces?
Why would the manual recommended it if it were dangerous?
So my wife is gonna take a bath while the chemicals from the car wax come off tub and into water and onto her.
That doesn’t sound safe
Now I’m going to have to go find my tub user manual.
This works! As long as you follow instructions and don’t wax the floor there are no problems! And it makes the bathtub nice again.
Don’t you wipe the wax off anyway?
Just don’t wax the floor!!
Wax? Really? This is a first for me. I’m a little nervous about this one. Hmmmm, I’m going to experiment with this today. Now if you only have a recommendation for my nasty glass shower doors!
Keep me posted on how that goes!
Also, there is a pretty simple way to clean glass shower doors. Just use a glass scraper (link below) and an industrial glass cleaner. I use a brand called CR Laurence (link below) but you could probably something else that would be sufficient. With those two you should be able to get anything off glass. It’s weird to think you would use a blade on glass but it won’t scratch the glass.
Let me know how it goes! I’d love to see pics 🙂
(home depot carries scrapers http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202247081/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=glass+scraper&storeId=10051#.UPbvxWfn_kA)
(CR Laurence Glass Cleaner http://www.amazon.com/1973-Glass-Cleaner-CR-Laurence/dp/B006JFM4RW)
Did you ever try using Magic Easer? It works wonders on glass and no fumes of course. There is an off brand in Target that I use, it’s a little cheaper than the Mr. Clean brand. I’ll try the scraper and glass cleaner. Next house – no glass!!!!
Thanks for the informational resource, I’ll bookmark it and visit it again!
Thanks for the tip!
Good point. Never thought of this application but it makes sense!
Feel free to point questioning people our way when you blog about it! 😉
Good post, I always like them.
It does sound dangerous but it does say not to wax the floor so it can’t be that dangerous without the floor being slippery.
That would be so nice for my bathtub to look new again! Thanks for the info!
I’m interested to try this. I think as the article says if you don’t wax your floor then it will be completely safe.
Not sure about this advice.
Does it have to be car wax?
Cool – I didn’t know that.
Very interesting! I will have to try this.
hmm, I will have to try this.
No way! That just sounds dangerous!
Very nice blog! Keep up the good work!
Cool site. I did not know that.
not very safe
I did not know this. I wonder if it actually works.
thanks for posting.
cool good to know what to do with all my extra car wax
Awesome. Thanks for the info.
I’ve actually done this before – it does work strangely enough.
This is good information. Thank you.
thank you for sharing
I will be trying this.
This is a cool tip – will have to try sometime.
Oh! Nice tip! I have done this in our old house but I had forgotten about it. Thankfully our tubs don’t really need it yet! It really makes the tub look clean and polished again.
Has any one really tried this? It sounds a little dangerous.
All of the above methods for cleaning and waxing are great advice! That said, if you think this is “dangerous” while using common sense during the process, you really shouldn’t go outside either. Way, way to dangerous.
If you want to have a dirty shower,,go for it.
I, will be using my auto detailing buffer, and a mild compound, and probably turtle wax and have a sparkling clean shower in less than 15 minutes. I have to go down the “dangerous” stairs, to my “dangerous” garage to get my DA polisher and equally “dangerous” extension cord. Otherwise it would be about a 7 minute job. Assuming I take all these “risks”. Use your head.
No, not for scrubbing. Think about this. Or have a pleasant institutionilzed life????
Use car wax on the sides. Use Marine 31 Non-Skid Clear Sealant with Carnauba for non skid boat decks for the floor.
I’m gonna give this a try. My friend does it to his shower. He even does the floor and says it’s not slippery!!!!
If you own stainless steel kitchen appliances, you may want to consider using car wax to clean them, instead of a surface cleaner.
After researching tubs for a couple of months we purchased this one. It arrived in great condition and is very clean, sleek modern, the color is beautiful polar white. It was very easy to install and made with quality materials. I would highly recommend this tub; it is the quality and appearance of tubs 3 or 4 times the cost
Strange thing is, they are OK.
What’s in a car wax? Is it all natural waxes or chemical stuff? If the latter, I wouldn’t want to bathe in it!
We are putting house on market and tub and sink are dull looking. I think I may try the wax. It does sound like it may be slippery. Perhaps a bathmat would help with the slippery area. I may try a small section of the floor.
Thanks for the info- super useful.
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