Flaking paint

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  1. James

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    Had to turn down a big job today as the paint work was that old and flakey the WFP method just wasn't working, throwing bits of paint work all over the window, was not good! Anyone else had any similar experiences? I was gutted as it was a nice little earner and he wanted it doing monthly too.


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  2. Paul

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    Will you not trad under any circumstances then Jp, I had a one that was really bad and it was imposable to wfp so had to trad away.
     
  3. Posh

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    Can be a ***htmare trading them sometimes. Yer go to squeegee it and bits of paint get stuck underneath and leaves lines. Takes forever.
     
  4. James

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    I was thinking about it but it would take forever, I just don't have the patience lol. It included a conservatory roof clean too which was all glass, the flaking paint would have just ruined it. I can't swap the brushes over on the SLX which is a tad frustrating too.


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  5. mark m

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    I have had a few and they are quiet nice jobs so i have tried to keep them after the couple of cleans the flaky paint is a lot less i would give them a good scrub on a low pressure the turn it up to wash the paint off
     
  6. Ryan

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    ya iv had to turn a job down last week coz it had old metal frames with white paint on

    was nice house to shame
     
  7. James

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    Sucks doesn't it welsh_cleaner. By the way have you received my e-mail yet?


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  8. Ryan

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    Ya tbh i'v avoided some also when canvassing as its not worth me even asking and makeing my brush's full of flaked paint to wreck other jobs

    no mate not yet thought u was busy

    you sent it ?
     
  9. chip

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    you could have given the custy the option, he might have taken the gamble
     
  10. James

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    Aye I could of tbh, dunno why I didn't :/

    Yeah I did Welsh, I'll re-send it now, see if it goes through.
     
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