Qs for using ubik for 1st cleaned

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  1. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    For my new customers I always trad for the 1st clean then wfp it for next time.

    Is ubik safe to use on wooden sills and frames? Also I have also read ubik can cause upvc rubber bleeding.

    Most importantly ubik won't damage the glass windows will it?
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    Ubik is safe on wood..no worries there
    It can cause old rubbers to bleed until all the crud has been washed out
    I use ubik or virosol mixed with a little soap on first cleans now on my wfp brush and haven't had any bleeding rubbers..i think it is because i am scrubbing and washing the muck off as i go
    These type of tiny sealed windows are the best for ubik

    takes a while but you could wfp that next time with no worries about the frame dripping dirt
    That's not actually a very dirty window..i was just showing my process of first cleans..now i am wfp i spray the brush and give a good scrub
     
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    This is why i always charge more for a first clean..not double but more than a normal clean unless they are clean and just binned old windy
    If people want a 100% top job they need to pay for the extra time i take
     
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    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    How much ubik do you use for one job?

    Iam gussing i dont need to use too much seeing it quite strong stuff
     
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    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    I hate 1st clean which is why I hoping ubik will speed me up abit
     
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    That was about 20% ubik 80% water but 10% ubik is about the norm for me
    I find that if using on wfp you don't need much at all
    I have a 5l container which has about 2" virosol in the bottom(ubik is better imo)..a good squirt of asda version of ecover and the rest pure water
    Seems a perfect mix to spray on to brush and all the :turd: comes off the frames and glass
     
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  7. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    I have sometime use ecover on wfp brush if i feel it needed, which does a grand job.

    So you have so far not have any spotting problems using virosol then... Mmm might give it a try, I have always been worry using ubik or virosol on my customers properties because I keep reading how strong it is.

    Cheers
     
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    As long as it is not a strong mixture and you don't let it dry before rinsing it is 100% fine
    I have used both neat in a sprayer in the past for really bad windows but have literally sprayed it then straight away scrubbed with wet applicator
    I know virosol can stain frames yellow if left to dry which is why i put it on the brush so it doesn't get time to dry
     
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