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Old 01-04-2015, 02:44 PM
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Our house has a lot of glass as well (around 70 windows). We use invisible glass. It can be purchased in large quantities instead of buying it by the bottle in stores. Although it will still be more expensive than a homemade solution.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:56 PM
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As for your question, I do the same as Soflah3, although I've never used cornstarch, just vinegar and water. The newspaper is great - no lint, no streaks.
The man knows what he's talking about.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:43 PM
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Something too keep in mind... Do you ever see professional window cleaners using newspapers, paper towels or rags? ( other then to wipe blade of squeegee after every pass)
Squeegee, squeegee, squeegee!
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:53 PM
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The pros use mostly water water with a drop or 2 of Dawn and some ammonia in a bucket.

They then use a lambswool cleaner and then properly squeegee it.

Windex and newspaper will get you nothing but streaks.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:22 AM
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I have found that a boat brush does well for scrubbing windows but I am in TN so I don't have salt issues.
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:49 PM
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The guy in the boatyard told me never to use ammonia on boat windows as it will cause them to permanently fog up. Hence he said avoid ended.
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:22 PM
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I just cleaned some glass around the house that had heavy mineral deposites that no chemical agent alone was working on.

The solution was to coat the glass in lemon juice, take an orbital buffer and buff out the glass with baking soda, then finish with a vinegar washdown. Last step was rain-x to help delay having to do it again soon. Worked like a charm.
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:42 PM
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The guy in the boatyard told me never to use ammonia on boat windows as it will cause them to permanently fog up. Hence he said avoid ended.
He was prolly referring to plastic windows.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:43 AM
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I use a mix of Dawn and Jet dry. Works like a charm.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:56 AM
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Lime away, for hard water/mineral deposits.

Hot water
Dawn
Water sheen agent

If you then really want to go nuts, wax the window when it's 100% dry, then buff. Keeps dirt away for most folks a good 6 months or more!
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:17 AM
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Without a doubt the best way to clean windows is actually very easy to do, but it is not something that you can do yourself because of the equipment required.

The windows simply need to be rinsed with pure water. By pure I mean nothing except hydrogen and oxygen in a 2:1 ratio. Water does not like to be in that state, so it needs to be run through reverse osmosis (RO) and deionization (DI) processes immediately prior to being used on the windows. When pure water is exposed to the environment it absorbs impurities. By having the water trickle over dirty windows it naturally “soaks up” the stuff that is on the window. When the window dries (you should NOT squeegee or towel dry the window, simply let them air dry) there will be virtually nothing stuck to the window. Not only does this process make the window as clean as possible, it also will make the window stay cleaner longer because there are no residues to attract dirt.

If you can find a company in your area that does this type of window cleaning you should give it a try. IMHO it is money well spent.
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by TTB View Post
Without a doubt the best way to clean windows is actually very easy to do, but it is not something that you can do yourself because of the equipment required.

The windows simply need to be rinsed with pure water. By pure I mean nothing except hydrogen and oxygen in a 2:1 ratio. Water does not like to be in that state, so it needs to be run through reverse osmosis (RO) and deionization (DI) processes immediately prior to being used on the windows. When pure water is exposed to the environment it absorbs impurities. By having the water trickle over dirty windows it naturally “soaks up” the stuff that is on the window. When the window dries (you should NOT squeegee or towel dry the window, simply let them air dry) there will be virtually nothing stuck to the window. Not only does this process make the window as clean as possible, it also will make the window stay cleaner longer because there are no residues to attract dirt.

If you can find a company in your area that does this type of window cleaning you should give it a try. IMHO it is money well spent.

Ok, I stand corrected with my last statement regarding if you really want to go nuts!
Just out of curiosity, how many drakmas did that cleaning set you back?
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:15 PM
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Ok, I stand corrected with my last statement regarding if you really want to go nuts!
Just out of curiosity, how many drakmas did that cleaning set you back?
It costs about $300 to do the whole house. I get it done every 2 or 3 years.
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It costs about $300 to do the whole house. I get it done every 2 or 3 years.
Me too, well worth the money. It is like night and day literally. Mike

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I used to hit the captain Morgan in Mai tai's and always ended up stupid drunk and sometimes bloody or stung by something. Corona lights w/ lime are much more conducive to positive production. More windows cleaned, less screens to repair, less cursing which scared the neighbors. I don't drink any longer and these choirs are boring boring boring to do.......
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I use **** and Span with water added and a soft brush on an extended painters pole. After that just rinse, no need to squeegee and leaves no spots.
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Originally Posted by carolina rig View Post
I use **** and Span with water added and a soft brush on an extended painters pole. After that just rinse, no need to squeegee and leaves no spots.
Not sure what happened with my post? ****
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by carolina rig View Post
Not sure what happened with my post? ****
On some forum sites racial slurs get automatically starred out. I didn't think THT did that, but maybe things have changed.
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Rubbing alcohol and vinegar.
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My youngest son owned a window tint company. They only use 50/50 bottled water and isopropyl alcohol (70% or better) and the tiniest drop of baby shampoo. You can't reclean the window after the tint is on.
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