hydrophonic to hydrophyllic

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  1. chip

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    has anyone heard of the story where a bloke used bronze wool (whatever that is) and turned a window from phonic to phyllic? apparently it was in a w/c mag a few months back, don't know if that made it a permanent transition or if it's an old wives tale.
    while we're at it does anyone know anything that does it, ecover and vinegar has been suggested not tried it yet, but just ecover in wfp doesn't harm anything.
     
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  2. ricoclay

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    Surely that would do us Windies out of a job???
     
  3. Gav

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    I have heard this before and apparently it does work a little but doe not fix it for ever as for as i know.

    Ric, the windows still need cleaning just makes the water sheet better.
     
  4. chip

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    no, it'd just make it easier :) would'nt have any beading windows
     
  5. Hinty

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    I've seen it before, but it seems to take ages to get a window sorted, and it doesn't last that long.

    I find hot water, or ecover help
     
  6. mr shine

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    ive used the ecover and vinegar and it worked i also read that etorre spot remover is also good
     
  7. dfw2020wc

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    Bronze wool is like steel wool pad, I use here in the states as a dry touch up it comes in 000 (which is very fine), no fear of rust like steel wool scratching the glass. I will use 000 or 0000 steel wool wet then toss at the end of the day or job, and can keep a bronze wool around till it is almost dust.

    Steven
     
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    Never heard of this before? I'm slightly intrigued.

    I've just watched this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--5z-4i1HqM

    He knows what he's doing and I think hes onto a good thing there.

    James.
     
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    Good video - looks very effective.

    My only concern is how long it would take to go round all the hydrophobic panes of glass on my round.

    In honesty I don't think I would bother - rinse well they still dry nicely.
     
  10. i agree with hinty its looks good but would take me forever going round all my hydrophobic windows and there is no telling how long it will last
     
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