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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by TommyGun, Mar 20, 2015.

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  1. TommyGun

    TommyGun Newcomer
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    Well i went out and cleaned the windows of my hose, don't know what i done wrong but the windows are still greasy. Am i missing something here, do i need to use a detergent, i thought it was just pure water i used?
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Pure water alone won't shift grease. Try some Ecover / washing up liquid on your brush, froth the window up, scrub and rinse. You should see a marked difference.
     
  3. peter rogers

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    IF THE WINDOWS ARE stinkin get somethin on them eco cover or even a drop of fairy :p remember to give the brush head a gd clean ith pure water if washing shite like that of windows
     
  4. Smurf

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    Trad them instead as it does a better job :D
     
  5. tench0771

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    spray ubik2000 on the brush soap up all the tops then go bk the first an start scrubing an rinsing should sort the grease issue out:thumbs:
     
  6. Smurf

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    But don't pure water work then? :D

    Does make me laugh when everyone goes on about how well pure water cleans then they have to use chems or soap to get windows clean. :whistle:
     
  7. TommyGun

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    Anyone tried making there own from a solution involving adding lye
     
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    I find a cup of isopropyl alcohol in a 600 litre tank helps remove most things.

    It doesn't effect ppm and it stops your pipes freezing in the winter.

    Apart from that I'd never add anything.

    It's about £25 for a 25 litre drum and lasts ages.

    As for pure water? It cleans well but always tell the customer it can take 2 or 3 cleans to get them to a high standard.

    This allows for any residue from detergents to be fully washed away which is a major cause of spotting on the glass.
     
  9. Jake

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    For first cleans I always do them trad, so much faster and 100 times better,

    Then I'll use pure for the regular cleans after.

    Nothing worse than doing a filthy first clean with water fed poles - almost useless!
     
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  10. spruce

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    Could also just be the type of glass (hydrophobic) that appears to be greasy.
     
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