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DIY Glass Cleaning Results

WINDOW CLEANER: for use on windows; best if used with newspapers in place of paper towel

Performance testing procedures followed*: Green Seal GS 37

Preweighed chrome and glass coupons were coated with SSL Soil 2 by pump spraying the mix. The soil was allowed to dry for 24 hours at room temperature. The contaminated coupons were weighed again to determine the amount of soil added.

Glass Soap Scum

Three coupons were placed into a Gardner Straight Line Washability unit. A Kimberly-Clark Wypall reinforced paper towel was attached to the cleaning sled and soaked with 5-7 sprays of cleaning solutions. Each coupon was sprayed 7-10 times with the same cleaning solution. The cleaning unit was run for 5 cycles (~9 seconds). At the end of the cleaning, coupons were wiped once with a dry paper towel. Final weights were recorded, efficiencies were calculated and recorded. Visual observations and rankings were performed as well.

Straight-line washability unit

Soil Applied: SSL Soil 2 Glass soap scum: Colgate Regular shaving cream 5.3%, Arid Extra Extra Spray Deodorant 3.5%, Suave Naturals Flexible Hold hair spray 3.7%, Aleeda Texurizing hair gel 25.6% Colgate Total toothpaste 10.4%, Water 51.5%

Testing Results


Combined Safety

Screening Score

Effective Without


Formulation 10 44 Yes
Formulation 11 44 Yes
Formulation 12 41 Yes
Formulation 13 39 Yes
Formulation 14 48 Yes
Formulation 15 40 Yes
Formulation 16 30 Yes

*Testing procedure followed was designed for Institutional cleaning (janitorial applications) that does not call for a rinse.

Safety Screening Score Information

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