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Lefty724

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I've been cleaning windows for a few years now and have tried every soap, pill, etc... out there except smart n kleens step dad's stuff.

My favorite detergent for Windows is Glass Gleam (3 or 4) and a couple of drops of Ecover for slip. With this combo I get the best shine with the least streaking.

However, I always keep a small bottle of Dawn on the van just in case. Never had to use it though.

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I've been cleaning windows for a few years now and have tried every soap, pill, etc... out there except smart n kleens step dad's stuff.

My favorite detergent for Windows is Glass Gleam (3 or 4) and a couple of drops of Ecover for slip. With this combo I get the best shine with the least streaking.

However, I always keep a small bottle of Dawn on the van just in case. Never had to use it though.

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Call jerry at inland janitorial supply, he'll ship. You won't be sorry. 951-734-5241. Ask for squeegee type Soap.
 
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I've been cleaning windows for a few years now and have tried every soap, pill, etc... out there except smart n kleens step dad's stuff.

My favorite detergent for Windows is Glass Gleam (3 or 4) and a couple of drops of Ecover for slip. With this combo I get the best shine with the least streaking.

However, I always keep a small bottle of Dawn on the van just in case. Never had to use it though.

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Streaks lol I thought you said you were a professional.
 

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@jtsunbrite if you come across hard water and they want you to remove it, I charge $35 to $50 an hour for that crap no if ands or buts and I will spend a maximum of a half hour trying to get it off each window unless I'm making really good progress on said window then I will spend a little more time. After a half hour if it don't look like it's coming off then it probably is not, move on.
I tell them to replace the Windows. Hard water usually comes from sprinklers or dripping from roof. I never found a way to take off hard water.
 

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I Only use dish washing soap. Most soaps made for window washing are too thin. I like my water soapy, and the concentrate soaps like Dawn worked best for me.
 
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Ok I ordered some of that soap and spoke to a nice lady as Jerry was not in at the time. I will report back in a week or so.
 

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I have the perfect opportunity it get my feet wet in window cleaning. I have a regular dusty who spends half his time in Australia and the other half in Palos Verdes. I do their carpets and upholstery. They usually just leave a lock box for me to go to and I let myself in and clean away.

Now they want their windows clean and I'm thinking this is the perfect time for em to give this a go. No one will be there watching me make a fool of myself.

So can anyone tell me the necessary tools I'll need? I'm in the process of ordering a gang of stuff from Jon Don right now so I'm hoping I can get the stuff from the,

Any advice to tips is appreciated. Thanks!
Go git yarself a 55 gal drum of Windex and a handful of rags Johnny. Then an illegal alien to do the work..Good to go bro!.
 
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I have the perfect opportunity it get my feet wet in window cleaning. I have a regular dusty who spends half his time in Australia and the other half in Palos Verdes. I do their carpets and upholstery. They usually just leave a lock box for me to go to and I let myself in and clean away.

Now they want their windows clean and I'm thinking this is the perfect time for em to give this a go. No one will be there watching me make a fool of myself.

So can anyone tell me the necessary tools I'll need? I'm in the process of ordering a gang of stuff from Jon Don right now so I'm hoping I can get the stuff from the,

Any advice to tips is appreciated. Thanks!
Most hardware stores will sell a squeegee and 'applicator'.

Get one of each, together with a bucket, and non-scratch scourer.

These tools should be enough to get you started.

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