self cleaning glass

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  1. steve garwood

    steve garwood ginger lion
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    I know this has been covered before, but a lot of the answers were inconclusive. Got to clean a humongous conny roof next week with self cleaning glass. Would you risk some virosol on it? I don't have ubik, so please don't suggest that. Or do you reckon simple elbow grease? I've done hundreds of conny roofs, but this is my first self cleaning one
     
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  2. Eclipse

    Eclipse Well-Known Member
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    It's only a polymer coating, it's probably no longer on the glass so clean as you would any other glass
     
  3. steve garwood

    steve garwood ginger lion
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    Just like to thank everyone for their opinions lol :D
     
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    I always got told by the smurf who fid a lot of conny roofs etc not to use any chems on self cleaning glass
    Not sure if it would be ok or not

    Is thay conclusive enough Steve??:laugh:
     
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    I dont care you don't have any Steve! Go buy some!! But on a serious note, I have never used Virosol as I do have Ubik and have never had issue using it on self cleaning glass.

    If you are that paranoid just use a much weaker solution than usual, rinse and repeat until desired effect reached.

    I was told by a conny installer that had just fitted a self cleaning conny some 7 years back that they tell the customer that 'you don't need to use any chemicals on it as it's self cleaning, not that you can't' I remember asking him as it was a hot topic on one of the other forums at the time.
     
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    Pilkington have a list of cleaners that they have tested on their glass. I don't recognise most of them.

    Mr Muscle window cleaner is OK by the way.

    https://www.pilkington.com/resources/march_2012_activ_technical_update_rev21.pdf

    look down to page 27.

    Dish washing liquid is fine according to Pilkington.

    They say squeegee rubbers damage the surface.

    A company specialising in cleaning rays of solar panels gave this advise on another forum a couple of years ago.

    "Normally we use citrusol neat, but did a 50/50 mix instead as customer was very anxious. Came up brilliantly and she was well happy. Use the virusol but water it down a little and I'm sure you'll be fine."

    However to be safe I would contact the manufacturers and ask them
    Clover Chemicals
    01663 733114
    technical@cloverchemicals.com

    I guess a soft flocked brush would be best.

    I don't have a conservatory with self cleaning glass on my round, so I can't offer any advise from personal experience.
     
  7. steve garwood

    steve garwood ginger lion
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    Thanks. A very weak mix of virosol it is then :thumbsup:
     
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