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Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by norm, Nov 13, 2014.

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  1. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    anybody have a way of cleaning leads trad without using cloth in hand?
     
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  2. PTWC

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    No
     
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  3. Tuffers

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    WFP :p
     
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  4. TolishAPurd

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    If you're not using a cloth or squeegee, then its not trad.;)
     
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  5. daveyboy

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    I use applicator and squeegee
    Gently with squeegee so you don't ruin rubber then just buff it with a microfibre
    I find it quicker and better than 2 cloths
    Works unless leads are really thick
     
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  6. boarcity

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    leads are a stumbling block- but its all in the mind. best approach is to keep telling yourself that half an hour from now theyll be done and dusted
     
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  7. TolishAPurd

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    Thisis what I do mate, but with 2cloths.The first being a big yellow microfiber(car cleaning style) and then finish off with the scrim.I keep the applicator quite dry just topping up with a bottle as i go.
     
  8. cheapncheerful

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    me likes the leads inside the double glazing....

    not saying anything but these days there is only one way to clean leads....oh i do remember the olden times with me scrim in hand scrubbing away....:D

    okay these days i still spray and buff occasionally...
     
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  9. mrtaytay

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    I have loads of leaded windows norm and have 2 styles according to the seasons.

    1) Summer/ mid to late spring/ early to mid autumn........wash window with applicator (not too wet). Wipe window with marine drying cloth. Buff with large fine weave microfibre. Keep the micro round your neck and marine cloth dangling from your back pocket as this keeps them aired.
    2) Winter/ damp cold days......wash window with applicator (not to wet). Squeegee water off with old squeegee blade. Mop up with marine drying cloth. Buff with large fine weave micro.

    Perfect results everytime. The marine drying cloth has been one of my greatest discoveries when it comes to cleaning leaded windows. You could have a shower and dry yourself with one of em....super dry knackers guaranteed!
     
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  10. cheapncheerful

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    oh bloomin eck i will have to have a marine drying cloth now.....any link :rolleyes:

    how do you wash the paragons as i wasnt paying attention in class.....i had problems with leaving a dust mark when lifting off a few times of late...

    just got two new packs yesterday....next day delivery offer at the mo....:D

    being cnc i had to buy the 50 microfibres for £25 but i didnt notice the size and they are not as good as the paragon.....but....they make the best hankies....well how much would you pay for a hanky?
     
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