Snails Trails

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Steve Mcknight, Oct 13, 2016.

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  1. Steve Mcknight

    Steve Mcknight Newcomer
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    Often slowed down terribly brushing at Snails trails on certain houses. (Usually homes with window cill boxes).
    Any tips for quick removal? Or is there any preventative measures?
     
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  2. The tattood one

    The tattood one Active Member
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    Lol...scrubadub dub matey...pain in the harris on most glass...id rather clean em off wfp as appised to trad cleanin
     
  3. Adams0211

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    I use vision v2 in my water. I read somewhere once that it's supposed to help cut through snail trails. Not sure how much of a difference it really makes but it does leave the windows extra shiny.
     
  4. Mwwindowcleaning

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    same here buddy , bloody pain in the neck, don't see the point in having plants around your window , they only end up taking over the thing , hope there's a faster method to remove em
     
  5. Posh

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    A brush with the scourer on my applicator & off they come.
     
  6. Marko067

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    Downstairs if really bad I put a very damp microfibre over them first. Brings them off real quick, then wfp
     
  7. Steve Mcknight

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    Thanks for replies guys. I noticed the micro fibre does take them off very quickly. Vision v2 looks good also, I'll try it.
     
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    Just a thought, if WFP brushes struggle with snail trails, how much dirt do the brushes leave on the glass?

    Not aimed at you specifically Mark.
     
  9. Steve Mcknight

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    Yeah but in fairness a snails trail is probably oil based and requires agitation of a different sort. I don't think I'll go back to traditional cleaning because of it lol.
     
  10. meridion

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    Innit, it's like glue.
     
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