Fine silty grain

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by seye, Nov 30, 2014.

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  1. seye

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    Hey folks,

    This morning I was cleaning a glass canopy above a restraunt entrance. It was filthy with that green algae stuff. I pre sprayed with virosal to loosen grime and then cleaned and rinsed with pure water a normal. It looked a million times better and am really pleased with result. But I still saw some fine grain sitting on glass, as it dried it did look better but no matter how much I rinsed it didn't seem to want rinse down of the glass. Not really noticable if you were not looking for it but just wondered what else I could have done to get it completely off as it was not ingrained or stuck to glass just wouldnt rinse off.
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  2. Smurf

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    Karcher wet vac works well as I found out :D
     
  3. seye

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    That would be a sight to be seen lol, looks not far off a gutter vac those vacs
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    You can spend hours with a wfp chasing bits off glass on a shallow pitched canopy/conservatory thats for sure so as long as the glass looks clean then thats good enough for me.
     
  5. seye

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    Yeh I agree Smurf to be honest it did look great but you know what its like it niggles these wee bits.
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    Yep I know exactly what you mean ;)
     
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    You could have been flushing dirt out of any struts joining the glass as you were rinsing? If I'm getting problems on a glass conny roof with dirt not rinsing away, I'll swap to a clean brush. It also helps to rinse on the glass doing this type of work too as getting a high flowing sheet of water that will rinse off bits at that type of angle is practically impossible using the flow rate of WFP.
     
  8. seye

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    Cheers Tuffers I was thinking of chucking a couple of buckets of normal water down it but I thought that would defeat the work of the pure water.
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    I normally carry enough pure in the van to stick the wfp pump on full pelt to do a final rinse on glass roof panels.
     
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    I had plenty of water but full pelt didn't help degree angle of glass wasn't great to get a good momentum going probably next time I will have a barrel of pre made pure to give a final rinse as I make the pure on the go rather than pre.
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