Squeegeeitis

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  1. mrtaytay

    mrtaytay Grand Master
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    Just like Eric Bristow got Dartitis, I think I have contracted squeegeeitis!!!

    I am a bit of a horizontal pull man, but of late I always seem to be leaving a slight film of moisture behind as I pull horizontally. Its driving me to despair. When I change the rubber, everything is fine for a few houses, but then, suddenly, I get the same problem again. I try cutting the edge with the squeegee blade or wiping it first with a dry cloth but still get this problem....not on all strokes I might add. I use an SPC 3X4.

    Does anyone else ever get this problem?
     
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  2. Pegasus

    Pegasus Well-Known Member
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    No. Don't pull is the answer.
     
  3. rcproperty

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    yer i have that on one shop front i do, its annoying,
     
  4. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Not 100% sure what you mean, but I often get a very light film of moisture on glass after blading, it normally fades away within seconds. I think it's pretty normal, is that what you mean?
     
  5. mrtaytay

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    Yes, thats what I mean...it does seem to fade pretty quickly. Maybe its more apparant now that the temperatures are down.....maybe in the summer the film of moisture disappears more quickly. I am just concerned about leaving marks or smears.
     
  6. Doo

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    I have had the same recently but as said before it fades quickly and I have had no complaints so far touch wood, I thought it was cause I was heavy handed
     
  7. rcproperty

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    Sounds like it's set normal thing then!
     
  8. Tuffers

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    Yes I do, especially when the air is damp. I've been cleaning for yonks, but always wander if the film is going to show up. Also do you notice the water round the edges starts to bleed back towards the centre of the window when you've bladed it in colder conditions? I start swearing and all sorts when this happens.
     
  9. mrtaytay

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    Phew...sounds like its not just me. I just hope the film doesnt show up. I have been wiping some windows over with a premium micro fibre after detailing...just to make sure....but this is time consuming.
     
  10. Dodger

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    I thought it was me lol, only happened since dogearing my channels but then only got really cold after I'd done them.
     
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