Scraping Windows / Window Scrapers

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Kips, Jul 29, 2012.

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  1. Kips

    Kips Well-Known Member
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    Hey fellas.

    Bit bored here so thought I'd write up a little post/question/bit of personal experience.

    Basically since I started window cleaning a few months ago my scraper was one of the silver unger ones that a friend gave me - the other day tho I was buying some new kit on wintecs and thought hey why not get a new one/my own one so I ended up buying a 6inch ettore one - and I'm really glad I did

    It does the same job as the little 4cm scraper for removing bird poop and etc but where I have found it severely useful is wherever I come to do a first clean or a window which is really filthy, I just soap up the window and scrape the whole thing - on first cleans it's really good because you know 100% you're getting rid of all fly squats, bits of stuck on stuff, everything, and it basically works almost as well as a squeegee, so I can see the bits ive done. Once I've scraped the window I soap up and squeegee off again and because the window is so clean from the scraper the squeegee really flies - leaves the windows beautifully clean.

    It does take longer than usual of course but I'm convinced it's the way to go to ensure quality and it's gotta be quicker than going back with a scrim to scrub out all those little fly squats and etc.

    Anyone got any thoughts / views?
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    i use these scrapers myself,
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    just depends what im doing and need them for!
     
  3. Dodger

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    I got a little one but one I use mostly is same as one on right there, I cut handle down by half and put rubber back on it. I found a place just up road from me that sell the blades for about £1.50 for ten as well.
     
  4. rcproperty

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    one on the right - £1.41 for a pack of 10 from toolstaion
    one on the left - £0.99 for a pack of 10 from toolstaion
     
  5. mark m

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    these are the ones i use [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Kips

    Kips Well-Known Member
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    Those are like mine Mark except instead of the green unger one I got the ettore one because it was £1 cheaper and I wasn't sure if I'd end up liking it or if it'd end up in the cupboard of forgotten things....!

    Blades for it are expensive (something like £11 quid for 10!!!!) but they seem to last a long time..
     
  7. Dodger

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    My little ones similar to the one on the right Mark, got it from ebay.
     
  8. Paul

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    That all I use Mostly the larger one
     
  9. Dodger

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    Bout same then, not bad. Scraper only cost me a quid as well lol.
     
  10. rcproperty

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    lol arent we cheap! lol
     
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