hydrophobic glass..pain in the ar##

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  1. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    Wassup peeps
    Found some really phobic glass today..so much so it was almost impossible to rinse well
    I have seen someone on utube using vinegar to aid sheeting ..can't find the vid now
    Does this work??
    Any other tips?
     
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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Not 'phobic' davey you found 'hydrophillic'

    Does not sheet, looks like loads of droplets everywhere.

    Only way I have found is shed loads of scrubbing then shed loads of rinsing.

    Same as you normally do just rinse more, I do from the top all the way down at least twice, that tends to give decent results.
     
  3. daveyboy

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    I thought phobic hated the water and phyllic sheeted..must be wrong
     
  4. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    Yep it's phobic i don't like
     
  5. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Ahhh, must have my pho's and phils' ar$e about face. But you know what I mean. :p
     
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    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinse
     
  7. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Welcome to wfp problems davey :)

    Hydrophobic glass is a bugger, its only ever give me problems on first cleans.

    One thing i do on phobic is to make sure the frame has completely stopped dripping, i wipe the top frame with a cloth before rinsing below, ive found on phobic (and ive experimented on my own windows) that any drips from the top frame can spot even if frame looks clean wheras on phillic this doesnt seem to happen.

    Plenty of rinsing is all you can do and take more care in general.
     
  8. Jake

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    Hydrophobic glass is really common now dave, so you'll soon get used to it, you can use fan jets on it to help, but I prefer pencil jets for normal windows, fan jets seem to take longer to rinse
     
  9. Jonathan Sanderson

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    Other way round mate. :)
     
  10. Tuffers

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    I rinse phobic glass as normal. It seems to work for me :)

    You'll never get it to sheet like philic, so no point in trying IMO. Just make sure you rinse and move down the glass at about 5/10cm intervals and you should be ok if you're unsure of results.
     
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