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    After trying Dawn dish soap, am very disappointed it leaves streaks and white residue, even in tiny quantities. It also has no slip. The Joy I just bought is as good as my Unger Soap and cannot tell the difference. Do any of you agree Joy is just as good as the pricey window cleaning soap? I cannot tell the difference between the two. I really like Joy because it is cheaper and it does a fabulous job, as good as my Unger soap

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    I started 17 years ago on Joy and then too glass gleam and now we use Ecover 95 percent of the time.
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    For the past couple of years, I've been extremely frustrated with Dish Soaps.
    I swore up & down that something has not been quite right... with ALL brands I've tried.

    Just today, I read about a 16 State Ban on Phosphates. I had no clue, but it makes sense...

    Illinois - Indiana - Maryland - Massachusetts
    Michigan - Minnesota - Montana - New Hampshire
    Ohio - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Utah
    Vermont - Virginia - Washington - Wisconsin

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    Wow. I don't get those same results.

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    For the most part I use titan-glass-gleam-4.html">GG4/Ecover, equal parts. Having said that I also play with about a dozen different soaps, slips, eye of newt, bat guano, and fairy dust. What ever works on that window on that day is the best. Lets don't do this again.
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    I use dawn with no problems...I like mine sudsy, I see TSP being sold at local home depot but I heard it is horrible on the hands.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JfromtheD View Post
    For the past couple of years, I've been extremely frustrated with Dish Soaps.
    I swore up & down that something has not been quite right... with ALL brands I've tried.

    Just today, I read about a 16 State Ban on Phosphates. I had no clue, but it makes sense...

    Illinois - Indiana - Maryland - Massachusetts
    Michigan - Minnesota - Montana - New Hampshire
    Ohio - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Utah
    Vermont - Virginia - Washington - Wisconsin
    Honestly after using Dawn it was horrible! I only used 4 drops for 3 gallons and did not provide much slip. It also did not provide any suds. I then used about a tablespoon for 3 gallons and it left milky white residue. I then used Unger's soap from Home Depot and it works great, squeegee glides over glass easy and it does not leave any streaks. I then today tried Joy, a tablespoon and it worked just as good as unger. Lots of slip and no residue

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkim View Post
    Honestly after using Dawn it was horrible! I only used 4 drops for 3 gallons and did not provide much slip. It also did not provide any suds. I then used about a tablespoon for 3 gallons and it left milky white residue. I then used Unger's soap from Home Depot and it works great, squeegee glides over glass easy and it does not leave any streaks. I then today tried Joy, a tablespoon and it worked just as good as unger. Lots of slip and no residue
    Must be something to do with the phosphate ban, a particular batch of Dawn or maybe something environmental on the windows because I just cracked a new bottle of Dawn and it works fine.

    Then again, NJ isnt on the phosphate ban list.

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    I like GG4 with a dash of super slip.

 

 
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