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How to Remove Adhesive From a Tub Shower Door

Mary Ylisela

Sticky adhesive on your tub shower door quickly attracts other dirt and debris. If a manufacturer's label has left adhesive residue, you must remove it to avoid the buildup of a bigger stain. Dirt, hair and soap scum can cause white adhesive residue to become an eyesore on your shower door. You can remove this stain with supplies that may already be in your bathroom. Use these products and the right technique to get the adhesive stain off the door without scratching the surface.

Ugly sticker adhesive detracts from clear shower doors.

Step 1

Apply a warm soapy cloth against the adhesive to initially soften it up.

Step 2

Drizzle baby oil over a cotton ball to moisten it. Rub the oil on the adhesive residue stain on the shower door. Allow it to soften the glue for five to 10 minutes.

Step 3

Scrape the adhesive stain with a plastic scraper to lift off the glue. Wipe the adhesive onto a paper towel. Continue to scrape to remove as much adhesive as possible.

Step 4

Wet a cotton ball with nail polish remover. Buff the remaining stain with the nail polish remover to break down the glue. Rub the cotton ball back and forth as the adhesive glue balls up. Use another cotton ball, if necessary, to remove the remainder of the glue.

Step 5

Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar. Spray the shower door with the vinegar spray to remove any remaining adhesive and residue from the baby oil and nail polish remover.

Step 6

Wipe the bathtub shower door with a paper towel to dry it off.