Cleaning Small Windows, Should I Order A Small Squeegee And Applicator?

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  1. buzzing

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    When cleaning these types of windows, should i use the smallest applicator and squeegee I can get? Or cloths, what is the technique?

    Also, I was watching a video on youtube and it recommended pivoting squeegees, are these better?

    For cleaning liquid I use Unger's Gel, is this what I should regularly buy? Or just use washing up liquid?

    Should I just put hot or cold water in the bucket then apply the unger's or whatever cleaning liquid I use to the applicator? It just seems that when I clean windows with the applicator it doesn't get all suddy it seems quite clear, is it ok like this?
     

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  2. chip

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    I wouldn't, I'd just damp scrim them, squeegee will do a better job but would take me forever if you have to detail them all
     
  3. mark m

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  4. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Yeah Im with mark, will also come in handy for other jobs too. Those windows are a nightmare, the dont look to bad though. Do you get a lot of paint chippings off them or get a white residue on the windows when you first start to clean them?
     
  5. Gmeister

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    With your applicator you already got(any size) you can just use the end of the applicator and wet the windows and what I do is use a small squeegee to squeegee it off!
     
  6. Posh

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    Put a bit of liquid on yer applicator. As said I would just use spray & buff.
     
  7. Paul

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    i have a cut down squeegee and just use the edge of my applicator for work like that
     
  8. Dodger

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    As above with a small blade, I just soak a microfibre scrub the window with it and squeegeee it off, I do loads like that.
     
  9. GMcleaning

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    wet cloth, micro dry
     
  10. Belfastcleaning

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    It would depend how I feel.. Sometimes I would use the end of my app, then get a smaller squeegee, then scrim edges.. But if it's a regular job, the windows won't be really bad, so I may just wipe with my damp cloth then scrim them all..

    Also forget unger gel.. I recommend you try ecover (tescos) I wish I'd have known about ecover when I started..
     
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