Tips For Cleaning Big Windows When The Sun Is Red Hot

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by mrtaytay, Jul 24, 2012.

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  1. mrtaytay

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    Much as this weather is really nice, cleaning large window panes when the hot sun is beaming down on the glass can be quite tricky..with smears and lines appearing as the water quickly drys. The water can dry out before you finish off with the squeegee and then the window can look worse than when you started. In those situations I tend to have a very wet applicator. The increased amount of water just gives you a bit more time to squeegee. I also have a slighty damp premium micro cloth to detail with. this can help eliminate smears. Does anyone have any tips for squeegeeing and detailing in really hot weather.
     
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  2. Posh

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    Be bloody quick lol
     
  3. Martyn

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    Depends what detergent you are using, Sorbo glide could make a difference.
    Or you could learn to work with applicator in one hand and squeegy in the other and play the chase game. :D It can be done.

    Or just don't worry about it because summer will be over by the weekend. :(
     
  4. rcproperty

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    use WFP! lol
     
  5. rcproperty

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    yer ive seen people doing that chase game! thats another skill!
     
  6. mark m

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    go faster lol
     
  7. mrtaytay

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    dont think I am up to the chase game yet. Will just have to go faster.
     
  8. mark m

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    just do half a window at a time
     
  9. Belfastcleaning

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    Do top half then bottom half?

    I use ecover and detailing the edges on hot days is a gift!
     
  10. GMcleaning

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    just do as your doing, super wet mop, and the chasing really isnt that hard with a little practice, altho i do a warehouse unit where the glass really holds the heat, so even when im chasing it still drys too quick, i just avoid doing that particular job when its beaming!lol
     
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