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Texas girl
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August 23, 2008 2:49 pm  

So I've been here a week now (yea!), and we're in a rental by the beach so I'm sure you guys can imagine what my windows look like by now. I tried to clean them with 409 glass & surface cleaner, and I think I just spread the salt spray around! Is there any special way or product I should use to clean them?

Thanks

Emily
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Trade
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August 23, 2008 2:56 pm  

Cheap vodka works.

~Trade~


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Texas girl
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August 23, 2008 4:03 pm  

I guess that will make cleaning fun! 😉

Emily
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Beach Bumz
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August 23, 2008 4:08 pm  

I was thinking you drink the cheap vodka and then you won't care so much about your windows 😉


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Linda J
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August 23, 2008 5:16 pm  

We leave ours open all the time!!


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dntw8up
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August 23, 2008 11:05 pm  

Ammonia works best for me.

I choose to live in the Caribbean in planning for my infinite future, to try to grow accustomed to the heat...


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August 23, 2008 11:46 pm  

you can get a cheap bottle of vodka for cleaning at plaza extra for 2.98 a bottle


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Jules
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August 24, 2008 12:45 am  

Someone sent me a bulk pack of microfiber towels. They are fantastic for cleaning windows. You don't even need a special cleaner-- just water. I get two buckets of water-- one for the dirtier rinse and a second dunk to get the towel cleaner before swiping more windows. Absolutely streak free, less elbow grease, less expense, quicker! A second towel is used to dry.


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stephaniev
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August 24, 2008 6:04 pm  

can someone come and clean my windows?


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GoodToGo
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August 24, 2008 6:08 pm  

I've used a variety of products to clean windows over the years but the best old reliable standby is a mixture of vinegar and water. It will clean any gunk on your windows as it is a weak acid.


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Alexandra
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August 24, 2008 6:34 pm  

the vinegar-water is good to wipe your applicances down with also to keep the salt condensation from building up and speeding rust/corrosion.

Alexandra Bentley
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stt007
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August 25, 2008 6:51 pm  

i use ammonia, vinegar and water, but i'm not sure ammonia helps,,,in fact i wonder if that hurts the rust situation.


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Suzette
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August 25, 2008 8:05 pm  

I use vinegar and water - and I use a squeegie. I got one in the auto dept at good ole K-mart. Works great.

If you would like to practice, please feel free to come to my house !!!


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