How do I Get that perfect Soapyness for the windows!?

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  1. Joshywashy

    Joshywashy Guest

    Hey guys really new here have stumbled across this and have learnt so much already. I have all my equipment sorted and upon cleaning my own windows to give it a go i found that the window wasn't really soaping up all that well, I had a Bucket of water added about 5 drips of dish-washing detergent and a little cap of white vinegar as advised is this the best thing to do? I found the window dried rather fast and had to rush the squeegee part maybe i need a thicker lather? Any help here would be muchly appreciated thank you! Also using trad method :)
     
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  2. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    Add more detergent
     
  3. mufcglen

    mufcglen Well-Known Member
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    yep i found more detergent and swishing the mop in the bucket a few times to get things frothy works a treat for me and also since i tried unger,ettore and ecover which too much was like syrup i started using fairy and never looked back but everyone seems to have theyre own personal flavour!!!
     
  4. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    try more washing solution on your window as it shouldnt dry up in this weather
    ya need more ecover:D or original fairy in your washing solution a couple of short squeezes in your water see how ya go
     
  5. rugbywolf

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    You might find that the vinegar will kill the soap. Washing up liquid is good enough on it's own.
     
  6. Kips

    Kips Well-Known Member
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    more ecover. MOAR!!
     
  7. Tuffers

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    Anyone ever try the Unger stuff? I hated it, no glide and left horrible smears. I ended up using it as windscreen wash in the car (with the same results).
     
  8. dasslr1

    dasslr1 94 to go
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    Pretty much what rugbywolf has said.... try it without vinegar at first if it's still not how you want it just experiment with how much wishing up liquid you put in.you'll soon find how you want it.
     
  9. Posh

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    Put a bit of washing up liquid on yer applicator. Works wonders & last a long time. I've tried vinegar & it kills my suds.
     
  10. Doo

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    I use ecover and flash bright and shine lemon in my bucket works really well.
     
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