Cleaning in -15 degrees

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  1. Johan

    Johan Member
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    Hello.


    I have just started my window cleaning business.

    And I got a job to wash windows of -15 Celsius,
    So I read that you can use windshield fluid , but it was not good. I had quite a lot in the bucket. Becuse it was freezing first. But still keep freezing.
    How do you guys do? And how much do you use?
    I saw someone had the windshield fluid it on a spray bottle and spray it on the mop, maybe thats a better idea.

    Johan
     
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  2. Markyboy 50

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    Stay at home in the warm mate. Or, find other work. Plenty out there!
     
  3. Johan

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    Hi Mark
    The house was empty and the new owner was gonna move in the next day, so it has to be done.
    I was struggle to it and the new owner has now moved in, never heard a complain. But i wasnt happy with the result, just wanna have some advise if im gonna do it again in -15. ;)
     
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    Ok mate. That's fair. I don't know of anything to add to the water that would stop it freezing and not smear. Be interesting to see if there is anything tho.
     
  5. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    GG4 From Titan Labs is also sometimes used in screen wash applications. However it would possibly still freeze at those temps.

    Add plenty of isoproponoyl to your mix to prevent freezing. Wont smear either.
     
  6. Johan

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    Thanks, im gonna try that next time. Now its 0, hope its not gonna be that cold again this winter, spring is coming :cool:. (im from sweden)
     
  7. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Well welcome. I used to live in your capital in 1990 / 91 :) Very cool city.
     
  8. Johan

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    Yes , Stockholm is great. I live about 15 miles north of Stockholm. So if you used to live here, you know how cold it could be:)
     
  9. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Not at all.. I was 18 / 19. Too many beautiful young women to keep a lad warm at night in Sweeden. :))
     
  10. Damo J

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    Stick half a bottle vodka in your solution, i hear that doesnt freeze :D
     
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