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Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by MillerBHA, Jun 25, 2014.

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  1. MillerBHA

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    Chaps could I have a bit of advice
    What is best to use for detailing at moment I detail with scrim but find that about a minute or so later I have to wipe round again with a microfibre cloth as water marks have been left when the detailing with scrim so I seem to have to detail twice which is ok but seems a bit silly
    I know it's probly a stupid ? But it's starting to annoy me a little bit now so should I just use a microfibre but I've watched other windys and they just seem to use scrim to detail and that's it done but if I did just that I would have a water mark around the edges
    Any help appreciated
    Thanks lads
    Tony
     
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  2. Eclipse

    Eclipse Well-Known Member
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    Microsuede
     
  3. cheapncheerful

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    your scrim has to be bony dry...:)
     
  4. Tuffers

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    Are you detailing using your finger tip in the scrim? Get the scrim tight on your finger and dig the scrim into the join of glass and frame.
     
  5. cheapncheerful

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    and if you do it like me....you end up with black marks all over your scrim...lovely:)but i got a bin bag full in da boot...
     
  6. paulio

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    Have you broken in your scrim? Depending on what scrim you buy you have to break it in by boiling it. You can do it in a pot on the stove or I just bung it in the washing machine on a boil wash. Even after boiling it you still need to use it to break it in and get it soft/ready.
     
  7. MillerBHA

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    Cheers chaps I use dry scrim maybe the problem is that as I'm still fairly new my squegee technique is still improving and probly leaves the edges a bit untidy
    Would be best to slow that down and that might eliminate the need to detail twice
     
  8. cheapncheerful

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    yeh paulio meet my cill cloths....until the colour is right...

    and when i say dry scrim....it should be really hard dry....
     
  9. MillerBHA

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    Thank you paulio I bought it as washed but it is very stiff as it were so thanks I will give it a boil up and use it more,because of the result I've been getting with it I've tended not to use it but opted for a softer towel now you've said that it makes perfect sense to me because my scrim at the moment is a bit like greaseproof paper
    I know what you mean cheapancheerful I've got the black marks too
    Thank you all very much
     
  10. Tuffers

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    Paulio has a good point. Scrim is useless when it's not broken in, it has a waxy feel when new.
     
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