MASONS: Bedding in new scrims thread.

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Masons, May 24, 2012.

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  1. Masons

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    So I keep losing scrims at jobs as I'm forgetful about where I put things and drop them all the time too.

    I bought 5 new gradeA scrims and I know, like many of you do, that they aren't half as absorbent as they should and they leave fibres everywhere.

    This is my two-peneth on the matter.

    Firstly I wash them a time or two with my other cloths, and then one by one use them for a day or two (depending on day), along with my sill-cloth to mop up sills and wipe frames.
    From using this method my cloths are pretty good for using as scrims and I only use a golden oldie to quickly wipe stray fibres on leaded windows here and there.

    If problems persist with them not being absorbent and what not keep using them as sill cloths, should bed them in nicely.

    Additional thoughts and criticism welcome.

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  2. Belfastcleaning

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    I would never use a scrim to wipe sills.. Scrims are not cheap, and on e you wipe the first sill, then you need to go get another scrim.. Why not just wash them 2 or 3 times first?

    I have been using micro clothes from £1 land, 4 clothes for £1.. Then are brilliant for sills
     
  3. Masons

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    "Scrims are not cheap".

    No, but seen as mine last me years, I don't see I'm doing anything wrong.

    I don't use them for sill jobs after they're bedded in.

    I'm saying to bed them in for scrim work, I use them for sills for a day or two along with a sill cloth.

    I also said "Firstly I wash them a time or two with my other cloths".

    So yes I do wash them a few times, but that doesn't always do the trick.
     
  4. simon

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    sound a bit complicated you can buy pre washed scrims, dunno what they're like though, i just used to boil mine for an hour & spot on, i would never bother with 1 type for windows & 1 for sills
    in the last 10yrs ive bought 30 scrims, buy 10 cut em in half & forget about it for a few years
     
  5. Masons

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    I NEVER USE THEM FOR SILLS APART FROM WHEN I'M BEDDING THEM IN!!

    Once they're bedded in they're good as good for SCRIMMING!!
    Am I typing English or are people not reading properly?
    Save my time by not contributing if people can't read.

    First it's Harunh typing like an 8 year old, now people have the reading ability of an 8 year old.
    Harunh, I apologise whole-heartedly as obviously more people understand your vowel deficient, z-happy type.

    When did this country go so downhill?

    I don't have the foggiest idea myself.

    Children born today will in 10 years have as much trouble reading English as they do with reading Egyptian Hieroglyphics!
     
  6. simon

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    what are you on about ?????????
     
  7. Posh

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    I use my for sills then wash them then use them for sills then wash em again & use them for windows. Works fine for me.
     
  8. Masons

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    ^ YES!!!
     
  9. Belfastcleaning

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    I know what you were saying masons lol..

    Everyone Has their ways of doing things.
     
  10. Teddies & toys well and truly thrown!! Is that good enough English
     
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