How to use a micro fibre properly

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by paulben, Jul 12, 2015.

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  1. paulben

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    Want to change over to microfiber fed up with leaving lint on windows, but every time I try a mircofibre cloth for detailing it tends to leave "sparkly bits "am I supposed to use damp or dry
     
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  2. Posh

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    Not all micros are great for detailing.
    I personally use the paragon fishscale as a few do on here or a micro called the waffle. Both great for detailing.
    You will get a few more on here telling you what they use then its just trial & error what's best for you. As I said some micros are rubbish for detailing.
    Saying that a lot still use the scrim.
     
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    And you use them dry.
     
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    Got fed up with scrim too! Found some micros in the local janitorial shop. Just called micro glass cleaning cloth! Not even sure who makes them, they're ok but I know there's better. Don't think I'd go back to scrim, I found they wore out quicker, and of course the lintels. Never had sparkly bits with the micros though!
     
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  6. Posh

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    I never use mine damp. They just leave marks but as I said there all different.
     
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    Theres also good scrims and bad scrims. I've found the unger pre washed ones to be best, but even they're not created equal. Either way, the more they're washed, the better they get.
     
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    Can someone tell me what the difference is please?
     
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    thank god someone else gets the sparkly bits..

    thought it was only me...from memory...scrim can leave something too so Im not sure what the answer is..

    the only true clean is either wfp running correct or squeegee clean..

    and yes I have found it hard to know whether to use dry or damp etc..

    I use bone dry for detailing but for cleaning a full window I spray first..or ..use the end of my applicator to wet the window a bit..

    the sparkles though is hard to spot it has to be in the sun at the right angle...

    not so sure most custys would spot them..

    I am going to try scrim again shortly...:D
     
  10. paul fenwick

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    buy all my cloths from Paragon use microfibre fishscale and microfibre glass cloths for detailing and use their standard microfibre cloths 300 gsm for sills and frames.The fishscale and glass cloths are much tighter weave than standard microfibre cloth so are excellent on the glass also really good prices.I even use their microfibre pet towels for all my dogs so if they can dry my mutts after they roll in all the :turd: they must be good
     
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