detailing properly with scrim and using an applicator?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    I watched a video on detailing and said screw up into a ball and do it, (maybe they meant a micro fibre cloth), not sure but when I did it with a scrim it didnt seem to work. With a scrim (when detailing) are you supposed to push it into the edges with your fingers? Also, when using the applicator is it important to not push it into the sides when getting the glass wet, does that mean more unnecessary detailing?
     
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  2. Smurf

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    This vid might help

     
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    Be very careful leaving a small gap when washing the window with an applicator, in doing this you have to take the water over the space with your squeegee, and if you get it wrong you will leave bad streaks.
     
  4. norm

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    hey mate if you dog ear your squeegee that will help cut down your detailing
    the info needed can be found on the forum
    it does work well
     
  5. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    How do you dog ear the squeegee? And how does that work and help you with your window cleaning?
     
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    mufcglen Well-Known Member
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    basically just bend the ends of the squeegee bar pal and it sort of pushes the rubber down a bit, have a look on youtube loads of vids on it and explanations better than mine lol
    it certainly helped me!
     
  7. slippy

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    As far as not getting the applicator too close to the frames, it says in the video to get it 2mm from the frame! Seems very close to me, not sure I can do that, is it just practice?
     
  8. slippy

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    when putting the applicator on properly, it says in the video above to push it up to 2mm from the frames. Seems hard to get it that close! Is it just practice? Until now I have just smashed the applicator against the frames then taken the water off the frames and edges with a scrim, but feel this isnt the best way!
     
  9. norm

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    A dog eared squeegee keeps the corners of your rubber nice and tight where the glass and frame meet
    instead of riding up the frame leaving a strip of water needing detailed with scrim you get nice and tight in leaving need for detailing and water left minimal

    applicator just take some practice mate instead of smashing against the frames go wee bit slower and take er bit easier and you will save time not having excess water on frames
    you will soon find yourself naturally speeding up
     
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