Anyway, I sprayed the cleaner on, left it for a couple of hours, and rinsed it all off. Lo' and behold, all of the spotties were gone. Gone. I kept going into the bathroom and checking it out, clucking my satisfaction while my husband dialed up the looney bin.
Here's how I made it:
** 1 part Dawn dish detergent and 3 parts white vinegar **
(some recipes I saw said to heat the vinegar but I really can't be trusted with tasks like that - visualize a melty spray bottle and you'll understand what I mean)
Again, I don't know if it has to be Dawn or not, but that's what I used.
And it was awesome. It got all of the water deposits off of the glass and made the chrome absolutely sparkle. I will definitely be using this again, especially on the spots that are too high for me to actually reach.
Here are the caveats:
1. The tiles looked the same so I don't know if it did anything on them or not. I'm guessing it did based on the glass results, but I can't be sure.
2. The shower head had that white mineral deposit staining on it and this spray didn't touch that at all. It would probably be fine as a preventive but I'll need to find something else to get rid of the mineral deposits. I even tried again just to see, but it definitely didn't work for this application.
This stuff worked so well on the glass that I wondered if it would work on window glass. The east windows are disgusting at our house. I don't know why, but check this out.
I sprayed the window and left it for a couple of hours.
I just rinsed it off, let it dry on its own, and then stood back to admire.
How crazy is that?!!!@
Normally I would use a vinegar/water combo with a wet cloth and then a buffing dry cloth. This way was so easy. No ladder, no rubbing, no scrubbing, no drying. Just spray, rinse, admire. I could get used to this.
So, overall I loved this recipe for the glass and chrome, and would find something else to take care of the white water stains. (Dawn was on sale this week and you can bet I stocked up).