Hypo on different surfaces

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by champers999, May 8, 2016.

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  1. champers999

    champers999 Member
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    Evening gents :)

    Im worried about Hypo getting onto wooden / pvc window frames during cleaning, I know that after cleaning Ill be rinsing down throughly but how long can I leave it before I need to rinse of ie do one section of the house move to another area and do whole house then come back and rinse?

    Im just worried incase it doesnt take very long to react with wooden frames the it reacts and im trouble.

    Cheers :)
     
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  2. sllab

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    Bare wood you will find it will take come of the color out if left on. I would think that wooden window frames would be painted so that shouldn't be a problem. As far as PVC goes as long as it doesn't dry on there it is normally not an issue. I would suggest using a 2% or so mix to start with and increase strength from there if required. Spraying on and leaving for 10-20 mins depending on how warm it is then taking it off.

    Always try a small inconspicuous area first.
     
  3. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    I did a house wash last week
    Really nice job - owner delighted
    But these orange splash marks appeared on PVC doors
    Pooped myself
    Fetched solvent , UBIK etc no change
    5 mins later went back to look
    They DISSAPEARED ! Really strange still don't know why
     
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    Can't you apply hypo to the wall around the window and then straight away wash the window with your wfp?
     
  5. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Just beware it makes a mess on Tarmac
    We mixed loads on a big job (gangster types house ) and leaked on Tarmac
    He rang up and said 'it looks like someone's been dogging on my drive '
     
  6. champers999

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    Thanks for taking time to get back to me, this is my first time using Hypo so I'm trying to be super careful. You mention a 2% mix, I can online see Hypo containing 15% are you saying I need to look for a solution of 2% rather than 15% or do you mean for me to dilute the 25% down to 2%.....

    Sorry for being a pain but this is my first go with Hypo so any advice is really appreciated.

    Thanks for getting back to me :)
    Clive
     
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    Hi Aqua,
    Thanks for getting back to me, that sounds like a great idea, thanks. :)
     
  8. sllab

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    When I get my hypo I get 10-11%. Dilute it with water down to the 2%

    in my case if I want 2% I will eyeball 1 part hypo to 4 parts water in my sprayer. NOT 1:50 which would be 2% of 10%.
     
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    Cheers :)
     
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