self clean glass roof question

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  1. chris clean

    chris clean Active Member
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    Hi everyone. I know this ones been done before on various threads but I have a big self clean glass conny roof this week to do andits my first one. It's absolutely filthy loads of bird sh#t etc. I know I can't use my normal ubik but is it ok to use ecover/fairy platinum etc then scrub and rinse with pure? Also do you need a special brush? In connys I normally just use my gardiner sill brush. Bit nervous about this one any help appreciated cheers
     
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    I'm perplexed. You know you can use Ubik so why be worrying if yiu can use fairy etc? Why not just stick to the Ubik?
     
  3. chris clean

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    Hi green I can't understand what is perplexing about this. I think you may have misread?! I have said I know I cant use my normal ubik but is it ok to use something like ecover or fairy? On a self cleaning glass roof. Thanks for your reply though any advice on type of brush or if the normal cleaning stuff is ok would be appreciated
     
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    I would test an inconspicuous spot with a little diluted ubik and see if it's ok
    Some are and some aren't
    If you don't want to chance it use a bit of flash all purpose concentrated gel
     
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    Cheers daveboy I hadn't thought of flash nice one. What would the effect of ubik actually be if it was put on one anyway? Any need to use a specific type of brush? Thanks
     
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    I wouldn't use a very stiff one as it can scratch the coating
    The effect it can have on self cleaning glass is leaving streaks over it
    The glass usually has a slight blue effect to it which will go all streaky and noticeable from inside
     
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    That's the brush i prefer for the job
    Or my vikan flocked house brick as it does the job well
    I find the flash has more oomph than fairy etc
    Easier to rinse too
     
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    Davey and Macca thanks for the advice much appreciated
     
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    Just an update on this thread thanks for the advice guys. I have since done a few self clean Connie roofs. I decided I wouldn't even chance the ubik even in a small area. I have just set the roofs and scubbed with a good strong fairybplatinum Mix then rinsed with tap water. Just used pure for a last rinse and they have all come up great. The fairy seems to be able to break down most stuff.
     
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