First Clean

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  1. Tuffers

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    Got a first clean to do next week. It's a new build and it's been rendered, the frames (which are grey aluminium) and glass have been covered by a plastic film and taped round the edge to keep all the mess off them. On some of the frames you can see that the compo has got into the grain of the frame. I'm going to do the glass trad first time and WFP after that. The scaffolding will still be up, so I can get to windows over porches etc. The bloke aint too happy with WFP as he had bad results on his last house, but is happy for me to prove him wrong. I gave him a 4 weekly price and he is paying me by the hour for the first clean. He wants a dogs job doing on it. So my question is, what shall I use to get the compo out of the grain on the frames? Plus I don't know what else I will find behind the plastic film. I hate first cleans :mad:. He's going to watch me like a hawk I feel.

    I'll take some pics of the view if I remember :thumbsup:
     
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    :specs just getting ya ready for him watching ya Tuffers
    :specsstill watching

    yip:specs still there:rofl:
     
  3. cheapncheerful

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    that plastic film is a great idea...usually the frames are sticker covered too....except i went to one job and they had stuck it on with adhesive....two hours on a sales cabin was a long time but this was before someone told me on here about the great sticky stuff remover and so i had to use a six inch scraper and of course it kept getting gunged up

    ..the worst job i have done for a long time....so have a go first at peeling back the film it should just come off....mind you a lot of these plastics dont like long exposure to the sun which is why they say take them off straight away....

    now as for the frames....i found a green scrubber pinched from the wife worked great with some pvc cleaner...but it does depend how engrained it is..and of course a spot check first to make sure you dont damage...

    yes after my recent experience with new build work i have gone right off it ...good luck with it anyway just hope he doesn't have any binoculars.. .he he he..:rofl:
     
  4. Tuffers

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    Thank you for your input norm :D

    CNC is a man of sense. Just remembered, I've got some magic sponges. They'll do a job. Not sure I've got enough though.

    Ahh yes, binoculars lolz.
     
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    back to ebay for my magic sponges ta for reminding me....:)
     
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    Whenever someone says they want a top job you will never please them no matter what you do so be warned :D

    Not one for me as I stay well clear of those sorts of cleans now but good luck @tuffers:thumbsup:
     
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    P.s go very careful what you use on those new ali grey frames too or he could end up making you pay for any damage you cause
     
  8. Tuffers

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    Yes Smurf I'm not looking forward to this one at all. Good job I'm getting paid by the hour though :thumbsup:

    BTW, a tip for anyone cleaning grey uPVC. Don't use uPVC cleaner on it, it strips the colour off!
     
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    So which is it plastic or ali Tuffers :rolleyes:
     
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    For the frames hot water with ecover dish wash soap in it & a soft brush/microfiber cloth should be the first thing you should try Tuffers :thumbsup:
     
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