What Have You Tried In Your Basket

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by CNS-southwest, Jul 15, 2013.

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  1. CNS-southwest

    CNS-southwest Grand Master
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    I usually use ecover but my brother did his windows with car wash n wax and I watched him clean them. The finish was much more sparkly and it cleaned very dirty windows very quickly.

    So what have you tried and what worked and what didn't?
     
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  2. Dodger

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    Fairy, ecover, vinegar, flash. And other various washing liquids that give similar results to fairy.

    Ecover and vinegar I like so don't see much point in changing it, wouldn't wax leave a residue that would have to be buffed off?
     
  3. Smurf

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    A good brand of auto glass cleaner is what most use in the trade for detailing car/van glass inside/out quickly.
     
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    Why vinegar? White or Malt? How much?
     
  5. Dodger

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    White couple of caps per 5 litres and I think it gives that extra shine.
     
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    Oops! me bad as thought cns was on about car cleaning again. :Image16:
     
  7. jimbob

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    i tried ecover i like the results just doesnt go very far i use ettore squeegee off cost £30 for a 5 litre tub but lasts me a good 4-5 month
     
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    ecover an white mault vin is very gud an it gets tabacco staining of with 1 pass .ive tryed fairy w5 mornin fresh gg3 gg4 an ecover defo best i put 2 cap fulls of vin in a bucket.
     
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    mufcglen Well-Known Member
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    Can I ask why do u guys put vinegar in your mix and is it just one particular vinegar u use?
     
  10. Dodger

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    Its white (clear) distilled malt vinegar mate. It helps cut through grease etc without having to put too much soap in the mix and this may or may not help the squeegee glide better. I think it does anyway but maybe that's just me, main reasons I use it are the shine and reflection are far superior than ecover on its own and I have tested this properly, interiors with just enough in that you can just barely smell it doesn't just clean it also deodorises the room in fact my hairdresser has me do inside every 2 weeks cos she loves the smell in the shop after I've cleaned, go figure.
     
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