UBIK dos and donts

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  1. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Always just stuck with pure but got a minging connie tomorrow and thought I would try this UBIK out I have had sat for about a year, its not self cleaning glass at all, so whats the dos and don'ts?
     
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  2. peter rogers

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    dont spray on painted doors if there dry always pre wet first
     
  3. Adams0211

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    I always wet the roof first using the customers tap and a regular garden hose I keep in the van.

    Then I add a big splash of ubik to my backpack and fill with tap water. I turn the flow right down to just a dribble and use a Gardiner flocked sill brush to give the roof a good covering and a bit of a scrub with ubik/water from the backpack.

    I don't go too mad with the scrubbing yet as I want the ubik to do the work, not me.

    Once the roof is covered and I've used the sill brush to work it in a bit I go back to where I started, turn the flow up a bit and give it a good clean a section at a time. That way the ubik has had a good five or ten mins to get to work. Once I've cleaned the whole roof I rinse the lot down with my hose connected to the customers tap and go over the odd bit that needs a bit more attention.

    If it's a glass roof I then give it a proper rinse with pure once I'm done.




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  4. daveyboy

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    Spray the **** out of the roof and go have a smoke for 10 minutes
    Then scrub the roof with tapwater if possible to save pure
    Don't rinse properly as when you do the finials etc from the other side the muck will go all over the side you did first
    Then rinse the whole lot properly
    Job done
    Cash in the pocket
    Kerching
     
  5. Taxlossloz

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    As above let it do its thing
    Less scrubbing the better
     
  6. Diwrnach

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    What sort of ratio do you guys use?

    Thanks a lot for the info, I did a couple of my wondows with it today just to see, was probably 10-1, the bathroom window now has a rainbow effect in it, but not 100% if that was before I did it or not tbh.
     
  7. peter rogers

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    a good pouris what i use
     
  8. Adams0211

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    Bit hard to say what ratio I use. Just a big splosh into the backpack.


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  9. Taxlossloz

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    3 Gloops is the official term
     
  10. daveyboy

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    3 gloops = 2 splashes just in case you weren't sure of the conversion rate

    My ratio is this:

    Light blue for first cleans / light soiling

    Dark blue for a dirty job
     
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