Snail Trails On Glass

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  1. Podrikk007

    Podrikk007 Well-Known Member
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    Just done a house and there was a huge snail on the upstairs window. I nocked it off, but the downstairs windows were covered in trail marks. And they don't come off very well with wfp. Any ideas? Don't say trad. Haha.
     
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  2. Masons

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    If you brush them and brush them they will come off i experience no real difference between the two methods in removing the trails.

    Just rub continuously quickly for 5seconds and then rinse and look.
     
  3. rcproperty

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    they are a pain in the back side for wfp, like masons said, extra scrub, and if they still dont move that well i have used a little ciff on my brush. if you use this make sure you rise well and get rid of the ciff off the window otherwise you will get a call back!!!!
     
  4. chip

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    They don't usually bother me, sometimes come off a bit easier if you follow the path I find, only a bit tough if it's deep sills and round the edges, or upstairs, but fortunately you don't get too many upstairs as there's not usually anything there for them
     
  5. Richard

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    Try changing your brush; use a (more) absorbent filament.

    Snail’s trails on the glass can be removed instantly with one or two strokes, when you use the right brush

    Richard
     
  6. harunh

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    i got to buy some cif :) lol or just nick some from my bathroom lol
     
  7. Podrikk007

    Podrikk007 Well-Known Member
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    Well I was using dual trim gardiners sill brush and I was scrubbing forever.
     
  8. Richard

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    The differences between two brushes can be small, medium or big.
    There’s little point in changing the brush to clean snail trails with an identical brush filament, but with a different trim finish.

    Using ciff or similar just to remove snail trails - which are very quick and easy to clean - from the glass is said in jest I hope, that’s the kind of thing you’ll expect the home-owner to do.

    Richard
     
  9. rcproperty

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    no its not said in jest, its quicker to pick up a bottle of ciff than take pole back to van, undo brush head, put diffrent brush head on then walk back to the window and do it!
     
  10. rcproperty

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    or put it another way, go out and buy one of the tecbuk brushes that start from £44.95 up to £59.95 over the cost of other things that do it from 99p! im sorry i know what i would do!
     
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