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  1. daveyboy

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    I've finally cracked it
    Made a new batch of liquid last night
    2 litres asda eco washing up liquid £2.40
    Whole 568ml bottle asda distilled malt vinegar 49p
    Slip is excellent
    Shines better than flash/eco
    Takes all grease straight off (tested on horrible greasy insides today)
    Don't know why i stopped using vinegar before
    It has half filled old ubik container so should last a while also
     
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  3. daveyboy

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    I used to use proper ecover and a dash of vinegar
    This seems to kick ass compared to that
    TolishAPurd swears by soap and vinegar..not sure of the quantities he uses though
    At least this way i can claim it is 100%natural and safe to the environment. .people seem to love that
    And also just lately my hands have been cracked and sore which I attribute to the load of flash i was using
     
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    I'm a fan of ecover and white vinegar, use tesco eco one as well now which seems just about as good. Vinegar really does give it a good shine.
     
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    The eco angle is good for the customers,and its good for you mate. The ecover to vinegar mix is a bit hard to explain, but no need to be to precise about it. Just use whatever amount of soap feels good, and then top it up with the vinegar. I probably get about 10 buckets worth out of one bottle, so a little goes a long way. The Tesco white vinegar used to be sold in glass bottles, but they are plastic now which is perfect for the van.
     
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    I couldn't find an eco one in tesco but asda one is great
    Litre for £1.20 and a lot thicker than ecover so don't dry so quick on hot glass
     
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    So is vinegar commonly used by windies then? I know it's good for shining glass but I've never tried it in my solution, always presumed it would smell, especially doing insides! I guess you don't put enough in for the smell to be overpowering.
     
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    I always thought it was a old wife's tale
     
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    So let me get this straight, no water involved at all? do you get a lot of suds?
     
  10. daveyboy

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    No rugby you got me wrong
    That is my soap mix which i have some in a squirty bottle and add straight to applicator or wag scrubber and just water in bucket
    You can add it to water like normal soap how i used to in my bucket but i find it better direct to applicator as i can control the consistency of the mix on the glass
    It looks weird when you mix it as when shaken looks like a bottle of foam but when you squirt some out it is fine
     
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