Glass Cleaner Concentrate
(For Professional Window Cleaners )
And Automotive and Window Film Applications
Biodegradable-USDA Approved. A superb concentrated additive to water. Designed specifically for cleaning glass and window films using a squeegee.
Glass Gleam-4 is a state-of-the art liquid additive to water, designed for cleaning glass using a squeegee. Extensive field testing and customer feedback has proven that GG-4 cleans visibly better with less wipe-up time. It was developed by professional chemists specifically for glass. Titan Laboratories is a recognized leader in window cleaning and restoration chemicals.
GG-4 contains a new detergent system allowing improved cleaning and degreasing of the glass. The squeegee drag reduction (slip) is excellent. 1/4 Oz Per gallon of water that's a dilution rate of 1:500. Other features include low fragrance, optimized foam level, kind to your hands, almost no bleeding or crying and a blue color indicator to reveal that it has been added to the bucket or spray bottle. High-tech polymeric water softeners condition the water to greatly reduce dirt redeposition. This feature alone makes GG-4 highly desirable in areas of hard water. (See comments below on water hardness). Biodegradable. No phosphates, ammonia or hazardous ingredients.
One Gallon makes 512 gallons
|Benefits Of Glass Gleam-4|
||Perfect foam level|
Almost no bleeding or crying
|No phosphates, ammonia or hazardous ingredients|
|Kind to hands
Blue color indicator when diluted
Excellent squeegee slip
|Superior wetting and rinsing for water-fed poles or hosing|
|Consistent dependable formula, unlike dishwashing soaps
Stays wet longer on hot or windy days
Will not harm glass, plastics or metals. Shines metals.
Softens water to reduce dirt redeposition
Add about 1/4 Fl. Oz. of GG-4 concentrate per gallon of water. (A dilution ratio of 1:500). Or about 1 ounce per 2-1/2 gallons of water. The actual amount needed depends on variables such as water hardness, temperature, humidity, rubber quality, dirt on glass and personal preference. Some experimentation may be needed to find the optimum dose. Do not exceed twice the recommended dose.
Glass Gleam-4 is intended for glass cleaning with a squeegee because water evaporation has been reduced to allow longer wetting of the glass. GG-4 is typically added to water in a squeegee bucket. It is also ideal for "bucketless" systems, such as holster carriers, garden-type sprayers, trigger spray bottles, or pull-top sports bottles that dispense cleaning solution onto the strip washer. A gallon or more can be premixed for pouring into smaller dispensing containers. Labels are available to attach to these containers which identify the contents as "Glass Gleam-4 Ready-to-Use".
GG-4 can also be used with "hose-end" sprayers (sold for insecticides and fertilizer spraying), power washers, or window cleaning water-fed poles. The superior wetting and water softening of GG-4 allows clear drying on many windows, such as French windows and greenhouse windows, without the use of a squeegee. And with similar benefits to using softened water or de-ionized water. On some windows a horsehair brush or strip washer can be used to agitate the dirt after applying GG-4. Then rinse with water from a hose or power washer.
Advantages of a professional product
The cost is of using GG-4 is pennies per bucket. Window cleaning expenses are almost all labor. The small cost of Glass Gleam-4 is more than offset by faster production with less effort, compared to dishwashing soaps or home-brewed solutions, for example. Dishwashing soaps often differ from one purchase to the next, leave a film on the glass (especially noticeable on mirrors), make tool handles slippery when wet and then tacky while drying, have excessive bleeding and too much foam, to name some drawbacks. Dishwashing soaps are intended to wash opaque dishware rinsed in hot water. A reflective residual film leaves a shiny surface and lots of foam in the sink are key selling features of dish soaps. GG-4, in contrast, is a professional window cleaning solution designed for vision glass and the needs of the window cleaner. You and your customers will notice the difference. Plus you can use Glass Gleam-4 as a sales tool - that you use the best professional products.
Other uses for Glass Gleam-4|
Add about 1/4 Fl. Oz. per gallon of water in the windshield spray reservoir of cars and trucks. This greatly improves the cleaning performance of the windshield wipers and reduces chatter. Also carry a ready-to-use mixture in a trigger spray bottle in your car, truck or van to clean the windshield and glass. Add GG-4 to the squeegee bucket at automotive service stations, quick lubes and fleet depots.
|Solar Window Film Installation. Use Glass Gleam-4 to clean windows and as a water-soap solution. GG-4 has a neutral pH, no ammonia or phosphates, and will not harm film.|
Comments on Squeegee Drag
Glass Gleam-4 offers considerable drag reduction or slip. Because there is no residual soap film left on the glass after you squeegee, consider these hints:
Overlap less on cleaned glass so you have most of the squeegee rubber on the wetted glass.
- If you wipe the rubber after each pass, use a damp sponge or cloth. Don't dry the rubber too much. Or tap the squeegee at the bottom or side of the window to remove excess water.
- Don't press too hard. A lighter touch works fine and is less fatiguing.
Comments on Water Hardness
Glass Gleam-4 Glass Cleaner Concentrate is a newer companion product to the well known Glass Gleam-3. Some window cleaners wanted different features. In many parts of the country where the water is "hard" a new product was needed.
Glass Gleam-4 has polymeric water softeners especially desirable for use in hard water. Tap water is generally considered "hard" if the calcium or magnesium content is over 5 grains per gallon (gpg). If your water has over 10 gpg, it is considered very hard, and over 14 gpg extremely hard. Some hardness is usually present - even less than 3 gpg is classified as "slightly hard" by the Water Quality Association. The water-softening feature of GG-4 is important, providing water treatment similar to softened or de-ionized water without additional expense or effort.
Squeeze Dispensing Bottle (Sold separately.)
Holds 16 Fl. Oz. (450 mL). To use, remove black cap and squeeze bottle to accurately fill measuring chamber. Calibrations at 1/2 oz. and 1 oz. (5, 15 and 30 ml). Then dump chamber into bucket. To refill reservoir, remove white cap. Reduces waste, provides consistent dose. Very convenient.
Glass Gleam-4 does not provide freeze protection. To reduce the freezing point of water to 0°F (-18°C) it is necessary that methanol be added to the water so the mixture is about 28% methanol and 72% water. For protection to -20°F (-29°C) you need 36% methanol and 64% water. You can buy windshield washer fluid premixed for either 0°F or -20°F. Glass Gleam-4 should be added to this water/methanol mix, about 1/4 ounce per gallon, to provide the necessary cleaning and performance benefits.