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  1. bridget b.

    I use this formula as well, but only for the glass shower door. In my experience, it does a great job and does not leave streaks. BUT it gets very soapy, which takes a lot of water and rubbing to get rid of, probably more water/ elbow grease than you would want to use on an interior window.

    I’ve never bothered to try it on my bathroom mirror, but it is easy enough to do in the shower since the shower has a drain.

  2. Mandy

    I use this concoction to clean the tub. Spray it on, leave for a Cpl hrs and literally wipes clean with a cloth

  3. neuroticmom

    I too use this for shower walls to remove soap scum and hard water spots works great. I got the same result as above when I tried it on my windows. For windows now I just use half and half of water and white vinegar – works well.

  4. Mimsie

    This works so well on glass shower doors as mentioned above. I also use it for the bathtub, sink and fixtures. Everything sparkles. I don’t believe it was ever intended for windows. Just spray it on the tub or whatever, let it sit for a few minutes, sponge off and rinse thoroughly. There will be a residual vinegar smell for a while.

  5. Deb

    I’m a stickler for clean windows, so will share my foolproof window cleaner recipe. It leaves no spots or streaks!

    2 cups of warm water, 1 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup ammonia. Mix up and put in a spray bottle.

    I’ve made a few bottles of this and put one in each bathroom…it really gets everything shiny and best of all I don’t need to scrub like crazy on my mirrors. Just a simple wipe with a paper towel and it’s completely streak free.

    Happy Cleaning! 🙂

  6. maryann

    This is what I use but I only use a couple of drops of soap to a spray bottle.

  7. Laurie

    I leave off the Dawn. Vinegar and water (50/50) is usually all I need to wash glass and most other shiny surfaces. When I do add the blue Dawn to this mix, I only use a few drops per quart.

  8. Becky

    Another thing – washing windows when the sun is shining on them, or when they are hot (say, the sun just went down) will lead to streaking too. It happens when they dry too fast, before you can really wipe all the cleaner off.

  9. Tricia

    I use this stuff all the time!! My formula is one cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon dawn (must be dawn), and fill the rest of the way up with warm water. I like to shake mine a little too before I use it, but I don’t have streaks!!

  10. Lisa

    Their recipe is a bit off, and it must be ORIGINAL Dawn dishsoap (blue). 50/50 water/vinegar + 1-2 DROPS of original Dawn.

    If you live in a hot climate like I do, you have to work fast. Best to work in the mornings when it’s cooler and hopefully your windows are shaded.

  11. Patrick

    Interesting. I have been using my own Windex solution for years. Use Isopropyl Alcohol. And add the dawn soap AFTER you add the water, and use distilled water. That works much better for the water, since the mierals were filtered. I have been using my own for years never had any problem. Well, one. The container I used started to warp. I think the alcohol “ate” the palstic, Once I found a stronger plastic container, I had no problem.

  12. Tawny

    I use this recipe all the time too, but only a few drops of Dawn. And I agree with the others that it has to be the original blue Dawn. I think the other key is to mix with warm water and do in the morning if it is windows facing the sun. I use a sponge and wet the window with the mixture (and lay a towel at the bottom of the window). I also use a good squeegee to remove. For outside I pretty much do the same thing except my husband goes ahead of me and hoses off the whole outside so that the frame gets cleaned also. Don’t give up, this is a good recipe!

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