I cleaned like normal, but it isn't clean?!

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  1. Matthew Phillips

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    Hi guys, today I done a shop front for a friend for the first time. She has got rid of her last window cleaner (Traditional) because he was talking about her to her staff and so.....I'm in.
    Not sure if this is relevant but it's a beauticians.
    I cleaned the windows outside, as normal and done the inside with some e-clothes as I don't do inside's normally and I tend to get mirrors and the insides of my own home to perfection with them.
    However, there where marks still coming through after I had finished. I wiped the marks away clear and then they sort of came back through, like it was a chemical on the glass just waiting to bounce back. I walked away very disappointed with my work, I'll be back there in 3 weeks to do them again and just wondered if any of you have ever come across this. Could it be a chemical in the air from the beauty stuff going on it there or is there something I can put on the glass to clean them up proper, I was thinking of doing a white spirit clean down on them and hopefully after that they'd be OK. Plenty of elbow grease from me first thing morning and I can't figure it out.

    Thank you for any help,

    Matt
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    If it's around the edges then it could be faint traces of silicone sealant from when the window was fitted. This has a similar effect to what you describe.
     
  3. Tuffers

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    Try mop and blading them.
     
  4. Matthew Phillips

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    Thanks for your reply, no it isn't around the edges. It's very confusing to me.
     
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    If it's a hair dressers or there's a lot of moisture in the air condensation can cause problems whatever you do...
     
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    They use hair spray. Just use mop and blade, then wipe
     
  7. Duncs

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    learn to trad mate it will be so much easier for you, I honestly think that all window cleaners should be able to trad
    if you trad it and it is still covered in smears i would get microfibre cloth and dry wipe hole window lifting any grease then trad again
     
  8. Posh

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    That's the problem nowadays
    People don't know how to trad coz they go straight into wfp.

    It's good to know trad
     
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  9. Tuffers

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    I did laugh the one time. I was driving past a house and a kid I know who is WFP was cleaning the insides of a house with one of these internal kits.

    In fact I have no respect for any WFP'er who can't mop and blade!
     
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  10. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    It could be residue from signs and stickers as its a business -try solvent cleaner
    But... You can't use a squeege ? Chuff me get the other guy back
     
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