no more messing about makkng solutions

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by daveyboy, Dec 24, 2015.

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  1. daveyboy

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    As you will probably have read i love to play around with soap solutions etc and always trying new stuff
    Needed some soap the other day as i still have a couple of customers i do trad and had some insides to do in the nearby village
    Stopped at a local village shop and all I could get was fairy or fairy platinum
    Got the platinum begrudgingly as i usually use ecover type stuff with flash in it or vinegar and always found fairy left a film
    Anyway I was very impressed and couldn't fault it and just done my whole downstairs with it to check for any residue etc
    Perfect job
    I reckon maybe because platinum is stronger than normal fairy and i used just water in my bucket (don't usually use a bucket but for insides i do) and added a spot of fairy to the applicator i am not using that much soap so not much to leave a residue
    I am gonna be using this from now on instead of all the faffing about
     
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    Not bothered for months now. HG liquid is all I need, get the dilution right and its amazing. No vinegar, no flash, nothing. i don't use it for first cleans though if I can help it. First cleans I just use whatever soap I have handy as the bucket is getting chucked anyway.
     
  3. daveyboy

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    I definitely think you can play about too much and actually take a step backwards
     
  4. daveyboy

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    I don't trad enough to use fancy stuff
    Platinum will do me i just keep a bottle in my car in case
     
  5. Jacob

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    No need to do my own, by a decent pro soap that is eco friendly. Does not need anything else
     
  6. CHWS

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    Soap is soap in my opinion
     
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  7. daveyboy

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    I have made some excellent mixes in the past but for the minimum i detail nowadays and only do bottoms when i can be bothered to put the wfp away i can't be bothered with all the hassle
     
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    soap is soap.your right.but a lot of soap or washing liquid can mean the difference between a smeary window & residue left behind.so its very important if cleaning trad.especialy in low sun.ecover,pure water & white vinegar!!!:thumbsup:
     
  9. daveyboy

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    Exactly
    It does make a difference
    I use only enough for each job by having just water my bucket and adding a drop or 2 of soap to my applicator
    No need to use loads as it's just enough to get a good glide
     
  10. David K

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    I also mix around sometimes , I've found my favorite soap to be a cheap body shampoo from a discount supermarket called Rema 1000(guess it's Norwegian don't know if you have them in UK ), their own brand an cost bout 1 pound , 500 ml. Super glide and good degreaser , nice scent too. :thumbsup:
     
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