Cleaning sills and drying microfibres?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    Worth getting a small 6 inch squeegee to scrape all the water off the sill before going over with sill cloths? Reduce going through as many sill cloths and getting them soaked with water?

    Also, is ok to dry my unger microfiber cloths for detailing in a tumble dryer or do they need to be air dried? Scrims and sill cloths can be machine dried, can't they?

    I do wfp and trad, but either way leaves lots of water on the sills.
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    I use a modded 5" squeegee for sills when wfp (cut down from 12" liquidator prototype i had for ages)
    I don't wipe with cloth after just squeegee off if the sill is bitty

    When tradding i use whatever squeegee i have in my hand unless dirty first clean and usually don't need to use a cloth then either

    I dry mine in dryer but not on hot with microfibre
     
  3. WWC

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    I contacted a microfibre manufacturer some time ago about washing and drying them. They said Not to tumble dry them.

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  4. daveyboy

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    I've been tumble drying them for years
    As long as it isn't on hot they are fine
    The heat can ruin the microfibres
     
  5. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    When you're carrying the wfp brush, do you keep the squeegee in back pocket with a rag? I really need to start doing this.
     
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  7. daveyboy

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    I have an unger pouch on a belt and carry it in there
    Any squeegee will do for sills it's just that i only use liquidators nowadays
     
  8. CHWS

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    Surely squeegeeing the sill with whatever squeegee your using traditional isn't the best for the rubber Davy
     
  9. daveyboy

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    I've done it for years mate and it don't hurt
    Especially now i use razr as it doesn't wear
    I wouldn't squeegee a filthy sill but maintenance cleans are ok
    Check picking pauls vids on youtube he does it the same way
    This is paul but i do it the same
     
  10. rugbywolf

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    Probably find a 4 inch better. Can still do narrow fanlights with that.
     
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