Gg4 alternatives

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  1. Ana

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    hi all new member here.

    Been a window cleaner for A number of years, building a good round etc and have for many of those years been using a combination of supplies but always stuck to one detergent glass gleam 4. Currently use ettore medium rubber and micro fibre cloths, unger bucket, extension pole if needed and BOAB.

    It was recommend to me by a fellow cleaner who's round I brought off him again a few years back, basically I'm wondering if by sticking with gg4 I'm missing out on something better or better still cheaper?

    Normally I use a small amount anyway so it's no big deal but the other day wind knocked over my bucket with zero gg4 in the car (my fault) I asked a customer if I could use some of her washing liquid (fairy pomegranate I think) to clean her windows and her daughters as they were the last to be done that day.

    Found there to be no difference once detailing was done, no streaks etc. So is gg4 worth the money or have I been scammed all these years? What do you guys use gg4, unger or bog standard washing up liquid to good effect? Need to buy more very soon.

    Any advice?
     
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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I have been through them all and still advocate GG4. It is my ONLY choice when working trad.

    I find anything else far too 'suddsy' detailing with GG4 I find so much faster and as long as you are using it in the recommended dilutions it should be cheaper than 'normal' dish soaps.

    Welcome BTW :thumbsup:
     
  3. TolishAPurd

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    HG window cleaning liquid is great stuff, if you want to try another specialist soap. Otherwise, check out aldi magnum premium lemons soap, its my go to soap.
     
  4. mark

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    ecover with flash,or ecover with white vinegar-mixed with pure
     
  5. Ana

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    Thanks guys your a big help, I've got a bottle of gg4 saved on eBay for less than I normally pay along with ettore squeegee off as well in case I don't want to splash so much cash in one go. We use aldi magnum here at home for the dishes but pomegranate one as opposed to the lemon, worth a look tho.
     
  6. daveyboy

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    Asda eco washing up liquid
    Kiwi and lime
    1l £1.25
    Like a thicker ecover and is the best i have used
    Although i don't trad much now and have bought some morrisons power burst for 87p
    Like fairy platinum
     
  7. Ana

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    With these soaps do you simply add them to the water along with something better like gg4 or squeegee off or are they stand alone decent for cleaning. I'm leaning toward trying a bottle of squeegee off, probably less concentrated than the gg4 but available in small bottles perfect for keeping in the car for when the wind blows a gale :oops:
     
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    I just squirt some in water
     
  9. Danfire

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    Hoping i'm going to get on with the GG4....I've just ordered 3 bottles of the stuff as it's currently half price at Window Cleaning Warehouse.
     
  10. SkulBlaker

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    Always used GG4, half price at WCW just now so ideal for me.
     
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