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Hydrophobic converting from trad

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Hi guys,


How do you approach hydrophobic glass that's been trad for years?  Do you scrub the top frame/seal for longer on the first few cleans? Or do you do as normal  or even avoid the top seal?


I'm in the process of converting a trad round and find hydrophobic a pain the backside! On some real problematic glass I've done the 'cut in' method that @paul alan kindly instructed me on.  But it isn't always possible with compartment windows above etc plus it would be nice to have the whole window, frame & seals free of contaminants for the future.


Thanks in advance!

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1 hour ago, Incheck said:

I just hate hydrophobic glass altogether 🤪

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I think we as an industry should approach the Window makers, telling them to stop coating it in water repellent 😄

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Hydrophobic glass that has been regularly cleaned since new is my favourite glass to clean. You can almost avoid any rinsing and it dries perfectly fine.

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