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Old 06-04-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
TOM KAN PA
 
Default Homemade glass cleaner SUX

I was given a formula for a homemade glass cleaner, supposed to be better than
any commercial brand.
16 oz. rubbing alcohol, 4 oz. sudsy ammonia, 1 teaspoon liquid dish detergent
and enough water to complete a gallon of the solution. I even used distilled
water. I tried it on the bathroom mirror. I had a hell of a time getting the
off that it left.
Any ideas?



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Old 06-04-2007, 09:24 PM   #2
Nan
 
Default Re: Homemade glass cleaner SUX

On 28 Apr 2004 17:25:31 GMT, tomkanpa@aol.comic (TOM KAN PA) wrote:

> I was given a formula for a homemade glass cleaner, supposed to be better than
>any commercial brand.
>16 oz. rubbing alcohol, 4 oz. sudsy ammonia, 1 teaspoon liquid dish detergent
>and enough water to complete a gallon of the solution. I even used distilled
>water. I tried it on the bathroom mirror. I had a hell of a time getting the
>off that it left.
>Any ideas?


Hmmm.... I've been using that concoction for over 2 years now, and
never have a problem.
You could always try using a vinegar solution instead.

Nan
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:24 PM   #3
TOM KAN PA
 
Default Re: Homemade glass cleaner SUX

<< Hmmm.... I've been using that concoction for over 2 years now, and never
have a problem. >>
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I left the word "film" off my OP. Hell of a time getting the film off that it
left.
Is this the same proportions of the ingredients that you use??





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Old 06-04-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
Nan
 
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On 28 Apr 2004 18:05:01 GMT, tomkanpa@aol.comic (TOM KAN PA) wrote:

><< Hmmm.... I've been using that concoction for over 2 years now, and never
>have a problem. >>
>____Reply Separator_____
>I left the word "film" off my OP. Hell of a time getting the film off that it
>left.
>Is this the same proportions of the ingredients that you use??


My recipe is:

One pint rubbing alcohol
One cup ammonia (I don't use the sudsy type... maybe that's the
problem for you?)
One squirt dish liquid (I have found using too much dish soap can
cause a little streaking),
Water to fill gallon jug

I tend to use mine as more of an all-purpose cleaner than for windows,
although it does great on the car windows.
It's a great grease-cutter, and I need that, as my hubby is one messy
cook <G>

Nan
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
Vox Humana
 
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"Nan" <nlb63@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3r0090505eepi6hcmcrmc6fjo233pshlr1@4ax.com...
> On 28 Apr 2004 18:05:01 GMT, tomkanpa@aol.comic (TOM KAN PA) wrote:
>
> ><< Hmmm.... I've been using that concoction for over 2 years now, and

never
> >have a problem. >>
> >____Reply Separator_____
> >I left the word "film" off my OP. Hell of a time getting the film off

that it
> >left.
> >Is this the same proportions of the ingredients that you use??

>
> My recipe is:
>
> One pint rubbing alcohol
> One cup ammonia (I don't use the sudsy type... maybe that's the
> problem for you?)
> One squirt dish liquid (I have found using too much dish soap can
> cause a little streaking),
> Water to fill gallon jug
>
> I tend to use mine as more of an all-purpose cleaner than for windows,
> although it does great on the car windows.
> It's a great grease-cutter, and I need that, as my hubby is one messy
> cook <G>


I use a few drops of dish detergent in very hot water. I use a fleece
window swab and a squeegee. This is the best, easiest, and quickest way I
have found to clean windows. I had a professional winder cleaner at my
office who used a little TSP in the water. He also used a squeegee.


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Old 06-04-2007, 09:24 PM   #6
Nan
 
Default Re: Homemade glass cleaner SUX

On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 20:30:39 GMT, "Vox Humana" <vhumana@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>I use a few drops of dish detergent in very hot water. I use a fleece
>window swab and a squeegee. This is the best, easiest, and quickest way I
>have found to clean windows. I had a professional winder cleaner at my
>office who used a little TSP in the water. He also used a squeegee.


I hadn't thought of it, but I also use a squeegee when doing windows.
I think that might be why I don't see much streaking or haze.

Nan

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