the soap test

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  1. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    20.20 , ettore squeege off , unger the pill

    today i tryed first 20 20 with just water and i found it was like blading water off bit of a pain realy as u get direction change marks so i then added 1 tab of unger the pill the water then turned blue still no bubbles to the same dilama so i then added a glug of squeege off hay presto so bubbles :balloondance: there was not loads of bubbles but anouth not to get direction change marks when faning greasy marks came off a lot easer i was very inpressed ill b trying just squeege off on its own next to c what thats like on its own i was so inpressed with todays mix i wont b using persil any more and flash sod that im hooked now im confadent this squeege off will b the bee's nee's ill report back my resalts :thumbs:
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    I'll be giving the squeegee off a go just for poops and giggles, but not having it eat into my profits by using it regularly. Loving the premium magnum at the moment, the slip, the beautiful slip.
     
  3. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    once u try the squeege off u will never go back well im not any way its just rite not glupy an clogy good slip an it dont seem to leve mch resdue on the glass
     
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    Sounds good mate, I'll pick up a bottle from B&Q when I'm there next.:thumbsup:
     
  5. tench0771

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    i did not no b an q sold squeege off how !
     
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    Yep, sure I've seen it there. Its only a small bottle though. I've got a tradepoint card so I should get a bit of a discount. Think its about 7quid on the shelf.
     
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    ive just tryed to find it but cant mite not b in newton abbot store
     
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    Try homebase mate, its in one of them, but pretty sure its b&Q
     
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    well its bin ******* it down all day my pato doors have got wet dryed out got wet an so on all blady day i have checked them an very little spotting think i need to do some tests with washing up liquid and this new stuff c wich stays cleaner for longer
     
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    It'll stay clean for longer, the less detergent you use. The detergent is positively charged ionic particles and if you leave a film of that on the window, then the window is basically magnetic and attracts dirt etc. You've got to use just enough detergent to wet the window out and stop the water from breaking up. Sure, the glide isn't great and it appears to leave directional change marks. But those lines and direction marks are still there with heavy detergent, it's just that they dry up quicker/instantaneously (they don't neccessarily dry any cleaner though, and can be worse because your water is salty because of the high levels of detergent, so it's pretty much just an illusion looking at the outside of the glass). By putting more detergent in the water, you're actually making the water dirtier, and this can be proven with a TDS metre. The ionic surficants in detergent are like salt.

    Honestly, you can achieve exactly the same results as GG3 or 20/20 by using a very small amount of almost any detergent. But if you wanted it to be as accurately measured out as a dilution ratio as GG3 or 20/20 can be with a pipette (example, 4ml of 20/20 in 4 litres of water), then you need to measure out the detergent in the same way. It can also be done with a TDS metre to measure how much detergent is in the water too. So for example, if your water is rain at 8PPM, then if you add 1:1000 20/20 it'll go up to 20PPM. You can take that rain water and add very small amounts of washing up liquid until it's 20PPM and it'll behave exactly the same as 20/20, GG3 or GG4 etc
     
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