Glass Shower Door Tips: 3 Simple Ways To Get Rid Of Light Scratches

Your glass shower door is beautiful, yet it is also delicate. So you should know how to deal with light scratches when they occur. The following are 3 simple ways to deal with surface scratches on your glass shower door. 

1. The Simple Toothpaste Method

The first way to remove scratches is by using toothpaste. The paste should fill the scratched surface after enough buffing. 

You will need the following to try this method:

  • Inexpensive clear whitening toothpaste (not gel-based)
  • A clean rag and a damp rag


  1. Add a dot of toothpaste over the scratch. Make sure it is a small amount.
  2. Use your rag or finger to gently rub the toothpaste onto the scratch. Be sure to rub in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  3. Carefully clean the scratch afterwards, and see if the scratch has disappeared. 
  4. Try the steps again if the scratch is still there. 

Remember that this is only going to work for surface scratches. So, the scratch might be too deep if this particular method does not work.

2. Consider Ammonia For Surfaces Scratches

Ammonia has properties that help restore luster, which should do the same for your glass shower door. This can also help rub out a dull surface scratch. 

You'll need the following for this method:

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 an ounce of ammonia
  • A clean microfiber rag and a clean microfiber damp rag
  • Cleaning gloves


  1. Put your gloves on.
  2. Combine the water and ammonia well. 
  3. Dip the dry rag in the mixture. 
  4. Rub the scratch with the mixture in circular motions for a few minutes as you attempt to buff out the scratch.
  5. Use the other microfiber rag to clean away the ammonia and see if the scratch has improved. 
  6. Try these steps one more time if the scratch remains.

And, as mentioned earlier, you may need to talk to your glass shower door specialist if the scratch is too deep for this method. 

3. The Nail Polish Method

This method is very simple to explain because you will be simply covering the scratch up. All you need to do is apply a thin layer of clear nail polish over the scratch, and that should do the trick. 

Remember that this method, along with the ones before, will only work with surface scratches. These solutions should last a while; just remember that the scratched area is weak and may not sustain other scratches well. But, as you can see, you can deal with minor surface scratches easily. (For more information, contact Victorville Glass Co Inc or another company)