Best to clean the frames after the windows?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    Firstly, is it best to clean the frames and sill after the windows, i used to do the frames and and sill first but this seems stupid as the water drips down from the glass onto them. Is it best to use the water from the glass to clean the frames etc with the sill cloths?

    How can you squeegee well so you reduce detailing?

    Best to use an old squeegee on frames as well as sill to get excess water off before going over it with a cloth?
     
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  2. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    hey slippy different windys will have their own way of doing things
    I just have a damp micro cloth and would just quick rub one side then top then other side clearing cobwebs and any dirt etc
    I clean window and detail sides and top
    wee quick wipe bottom frame with my micro and detail bottom
    then sort sill quick wipe

    you can dog ear your squeegee to reduce detailing details about this can be found on this forum
    I just use hard rubber and find it does the trick for me

    wouldnt bother squeegee frames only need a damp cloth to do these
    maybe think about using less water on ya frames and sills

    I aint saying this is best just that this works for me
     
  3. dasslr1

    dasslr1 94 to go
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    for first cleans I clean frames then the window then the sills. after first cleans and your cleaning them on a regular basis window panes then a quick wipe over the frames then sills . dog earing your squeegee will help I personally think its fantastic you have to play about with it but when you get it right you'll notice the differents straight away.it really cuts down on detailing.but its down to you in the end you find the best way for you and once you get into a routine youll get faster at it no matter which way you decide to do it .
     
  4. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    Squeegee on frames? Haven't heard of that before, I used to just scrub over top + sides with soaking applicator, sill cloth them dry, clean glass then sill cloth the bottom frame + sill.
     
  5. rugbywolf

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    The only time I (may) clean the frames is on a first clean. I never clean frames otherwise, if I'm asked to do so, it's an extra charge. I have one customer only who requests all the windows and frames done everytime.
     
  6. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    I was going to try the dogearring then the guy I buy my gear off said I shouldn't bother because if it was such a good idea the manufacturers -unger etc would already be doing it! But I am sure u guys are right, I will try it on my spare squeegee, it only costs £2 for a new channel anyway!

    Hard rubber hey, I have always used the soft stuff, maybe I should order some of that next time!

    Do I use too much water?- I dip in the bucket then press against the thing on side of bucket and throw some water onto the grass, is it still too saturated? Should I also take back end of channel to the applicator? Can the applicator be too dry?

    Regarding the frames, if they look clean should I just leave them, how dirty do they need to be before i clean them?
     
  7. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    Just wipe them with wet sill cloth when good weather returns in spring then again in Oct/Nov so you concentrate more not being behind so much in winter.
    Some houses may need doing more regularly if they're right by a big tree & if you want a higher professional image/reputation
     
  8. Posh

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    Quick wipe over with damp cloth. If your getting drips you must be soaking them. They just need a quick wipe & if you do it each time you go it hardly takes any time at all
     
  9. stevethewindowcleaner

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    Personally I think frames should be cleaned every time you clean the windows. Many of my customers would be unhappy if I didn't do them.


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  10. Joshua D

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    First clean I use sponge all over the window then wipe the frames and clean the glass I always clean the sill last as usually its covered in water. When I go back second clean its usually a lot easier to clean so I apply the water to the glass wipe any muck off then the squeegee and clean glass then the sill.
     
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