Chems/first cleans/noobs

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Guybrush, Oct 29, 2014.

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  1. Guybrush

    Guybrush Active Member
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    Alright guys and gals,

    Back from up North duck.

    I know theres many threads on this and have read a load but just wanted some clarification.

    When doing a first clean I want all the frames and sills looking pretty good as the last thing I want is a bad rep from day one plus I want the job to look good, and I would price up to reflect this, is that normal on a first clean?
    Now I have been advised that I can get a spray bottle (or one of those weed killer bottle things where you pump it up) stick some TFR in it squirt it at the windows and frames from the ground and then scrub away, if they was pretty minging. Would that be any good? it can't be that easy. And also what about black marks/spots on the frames and sills? surely they would need a good scrub with this virosol or ubix I keep reading about and would that mean getting the ladder out or could you squirt it up there and if it hits the glass will it be ok?

    I just wanna get out there now but don't wanna go and do a **** job and want to have the right stuff. 1 week of training from tomorrow on family and mates houses then i'm gonna bash peoples doors in. I don't even have a bloody ladder.

    Advice on here has been top notch. I just need someone to say you need a bottle of this and do this with it and a bottle of this and do that with it.

    Have to say I enjoyed being out working in Grimsby even though it wasn't long. Kinda enjoyed the trad work as well o_O got a nice rhythm to it. I could get addicted to that as i'm a bit strange.

    So many hurdles to go feeling like colin jackson today.

    Guybrush.
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    On first cleans using WFP, you can't go far wrong squirting neat Ecover on your brush and blitz everything until the froth has gone, then rinse, rinse and rinse :thumbsup:
     
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    Which ecover are you talking about Tuffers ?
     
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    The washing up liquid Smurf
     
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    You defo would need to rinse all the frames & glass very well afterwards Tuffers if using neat washing up liquid on a wfp brush. That's when a van mount on a high flow rate would be better/quicker to rinse down than using a backpack/trolley & containers surely?
     
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  6. abs

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    To be honest , you don't always need to use any chemicals at all , the power of pure water and good old fashioned elbow grease I find in 99 out of 100 jobs is more than enough, if you do want to use virosol or ubik I just make a mix in my bucket and apply it by dipping my wfp in it
     
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    Frames & sills that are fairly new may come up well just using pure but so many I do are discoloured, tiger striped, and stained with bug poo etc so pure water alone is not enough if the customer expects them to be brought back to white.
     
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    Plastics restoration should be costed into the job on one-off/first cleans that is if they want them looking good again.

    I have also done many mainly top bay windows that have lichen growing on the frames & sills that takes years to grow. You are not going to get that off just using wfp method for sure :rolleyes:
     
  10. Guybrush

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    Thanks for the advice guys. Much appreciated. You guys should get paid for this.
     
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