Old Leaded Windows?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by vespawho, Jun 21, 2013.

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  1. vespawho

    vespawho Active Member
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    Had a call tonight to look at a job on monday, she said that 80% of the windows are old style leaded. Asked how i clean and said WFP....she is worried that the water will go through. I have cleaned trad and wfp leaded windows and been ok but.....

    I get the impression they are not in the best condition, will see on monday.

    Do any of you do any that are really old and the lead is getting a bit suspect? Will they leak?

    If they are that bad then doing trad way would be just as bad from the point of putting pressure on them?
     
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  2. Posh

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    Bit of glass spray(a good one) & a buff should be fine. I have a old house I do with old lead & this is all I do & they come out fine.
     
  3. vespawho

    vespawho Active Member
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    When you say glass spray Posh do you mean the ones you buy at the supermarket?
    What cloth do you use? Scrim?
     
  4. Posh

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    Yeah. At the mo I'm using flash window spray & it's brilliant. I also use astonish tile & window cleaner which I found good. Just spray a small amount & buff. Lead comes up nice to. I use a window micro cloth to buff up.
     
  5. vespawho

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    ok cool thanks for that.
    I was only ever shown wiping over with a soapy old applicator sleeve and then buff with scrim....hated doing them! lol

    I guess you charge bit more for it as takes time?
     
  6. OoO

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    I do two pubs wfp and they both leak. Old leaded windows. I'm lazy so wont buff.
     
  7. Posh

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    Yeah I do charge a bit more but not much.

    Lazy sod Damo lol
     
  8. vespawho

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    As this is a house she dont want leaks! ....oh well, see what its like, might be a challenge to get my ladders off
     
  9. mark m

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    most of my work is old houses i use a Gardeners extreme brush for the outsides then if it leaks just spray the window with pure water and buff with a micro fibre cloth
     
  10. Knoxy

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    I'm the same as Mark, just use a spray bottle filled with pure water and buff with a micro fibre cloth.
     
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